Often referred to as an “Employee Handbook.” This is typically a written or electronic document that contains a summary of the agency’s policies and benefits. These are presented together primarily to familiarize employees regarding various matters that affect the employment relationship. It is also a quick-reference document that the employee can refer to during their time of employment when HR is unavailable. Some agencies require a signature to indicate that the employee has receive and/or read the document in question.
Handbooks should be updated at least once a year to account for changes to policies or other new information that can impact the employee’s employment experience or benefits.
Sample handbooks presented here show the range of information and policies that are presented within such a document.