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Policy and Procedures

The Green River College Policies and Procedures Manual (Green River P&PM) provides the College community with a written record of current Board and College policies and procedures. Although the Green River P&PM was established primarily to guide and assist employees in performing their assigned functions, many policies in the manual have wide applicability - they affect both academic and administrative areas, all employees, or the activities of the College as they relate to students, alumni, the community, and the general public.

The Green River P&PM includes only those policies and procedures that are generally applicable to more than one department or division of the College. Matters that pertain only to the internal policies and procedures of a given department or division are not considered within the scope of the manual and are therefore omitted.



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  • Policiesare written expressions of the College philosophy, established to provide direction to employees and other members of the Green River community in the conduct of College affairs.
  • Alternate Policy Definition: Policies, as referred to in this manual, are pre-decisions made by appropriate leadership for the purpose of giving information and direction. Policies establish basic philosophies and climate and determine the major values upon which the College functions must operate.
  • Procedures: are the prescribed means of accomplishing policy. Their intent is to provide the College community with the guidelines and, where appropriate, the specific action sequences to ensure uniformity, compliance and control of all policy related activities
  • Alternate Procedures Definition: Procedures are statements that describe specific actions to be taken to conform with established general policies, and allow for the orderly implementation of these policies.

Ethics Policy

Policy Type: General Administrative

Policy Title: Ethics

Policy Number: GA-23

The Ethics policy is intended to ensure an environment where employees understand that they hold a public trust. This trust obligates them to a) conduct the business of the institution in accordance with the highest ethical standards, b) not use their public office for personal gain or private advantage, and c) avoid activities that conflict with the proper discharge of their duties.

All employees should ensure they are familiar with the details of the Ethics Policy.

Policy Development Process

Green River College follows a prescribed process for establishing both College and Board Policies. This allows for proposals to be vetted by College leadership and the College Community prior to implementation.

A template for proposed policy is available here (internal use only).  Please refer to the Policy Development Process Flow Chart for detailed information.