Lower Columbia College, aware of its obligations as an institution of higher education
and steward of the public trust, will ensure personnel administration procedures and
practices comply with federal, state and local laws and statutes, are based upon sound
human resource management principles, satisfy the standards of regional and national
accrediting organizations, and promote a work environment of collegiality, respect,
and professionalism. The College personnel policies are consistent with the broad
principles included in sections of the Community College Act of 1967, as amended,
and the Higher Education Personnel Act.
Because the College is a member of the State system of Community and Technical Colleges,
all of its employees are considered state employees. (Replaces policies 300-302 approved
The Board of Trustees of Community College District 13 shall employ a President who
is the Chief Executive Officer of the College as outlined in Board Policies.
A classified employee occupies a position covered by Washington State Civil Service
Law, RCW 41.06, and the Washington Federation of State Employees collective bargaining agreement.
An administrator is an employee who is assigned administrative responsibilities for
more than fifty percent of their total assignment consistent with RCW 28B.52.020(3).
An exempt employee is one who occupies a position that is exempted from Civil Service
status based on RCW 41.06.070(2).
Any person, who is employed on a full-time, part-time, or temporary basis as a teacher,
counselor, or librarian by the College, is considered an academic employee consistent
with RCW 28B.52.020(2).