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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:49 PM

Workplace question - Does your company collect the old Employee Handbooks before issuing new ones?

My company has done this for the last two years.
Last year after re-issue we had a mandatory hour of reading the new one. Well it into (interest and energy fading) was the page on vacation/sick leave hours accrual. We have them combined. We lost an hour per month of time off and I didn't even notice it until someone else mentioned it the next day.

Is this a normal practice, the collection of the former Employee Handbook?

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Reply Workplace question - Does your company collect the old Employee Handbooks before issuing new ones? (Original post)
underpants Jan 2013 OP
librabear Jan 2013 #1
JimDandy Jan 2013 #6
teenagebambam Jan 2013 #2
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #3
underpants Jan 2013 #4
onehandle Jan 2013 #5
etherealtruth Jan 2013 #13
petronius Jan 2013 #7
cantbeserious Jan 2013 #8
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #9
SheilaT Jan 2013 #10
Buns_of_Fire Jan 2013 #11
underpants Jan 2013 #12

Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:52 PM

1. I've never seen that

 

We are required to sign the new handbook. Not signing is the same as quitting.

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Response to librabear (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:59 PM

6. Same here at every company that's issued one. n/t

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:54 PM

2. Happens in Higher Education n/t

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:55 PM

3. It would be a good idea to ensure people refer to the most current one.

But each preceding year's handbook should remain available to employees as a reference and to check changes.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:56 PM

4. That's what I thought too

I have had several jobs since finally finishing and getting my degree. I had never heard of this before.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:59 PM

5. It's all online. They update it. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:04 AM

13. Exactly

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:09 PM

7. Our handbooks, policies, procedures, and whatnot are all online - I was given a hardcopy

of the faculty handbook when I was first hired, but nothing since then. A lot of our rules are pretty mysterious; we generally just get nastygrams when it becomes apparent that a lot of us either don't know them or are ignoring them...

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:13 PM

8. No - We Replace The Old Electronic Copy With A New Version

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:29 PM

9. yes

 

Every year we turned in the prior year handbook and received the new updated one.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:21 PM

10. Not where I work.

We get an Employee Handbook when we're hired, or at least I did. I kind of think they don't really issue them anymore. Every so often I do go and read parts of it.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:40 PM

11. Our manuals were in little loose-leaf binders,

so every now and then we'd get an envelope with replacement pages and a set of instructions like "replace page 29 with the enclosed pages 29-29a."

It was cheaper than reprinting the whole manual every time company policy changed re: "Displaying Your Naughty Bits to Customers" and "Assaulting Customers with a Super Soaker." (As I recall, both actions were highly discouraged.)

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:01 AM

12. Ours are in loose-leaf binders too

They came around with a cart on Friday and took the whole thing binder and all.
I hadn't even considered the cost element of this.

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