Continuing Education


 
POLICY:
 
Employees are generally responsible for maintaining all 
aspects of their ability to work--including continuing 
education requirements for licensure and/or certification and 
maintaining membership in professional organizations 
appropriate to their position.
 
It is our desire to give every reasonable encouragement to 
the efforts of all employees to improve proficiency in their 
present jobs and to prepare for advancement. 
 
There may be times when a continuing education course is in 
the best interest of both the employee and the employer.   
Reimbursement of reasonable, documented expenses for such 
educational courses will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
When reimbursement is agreed upon for an educational course, 
such reimbursement occurs upon successful completion of the 
course.
 
Employees attending 'mandatory' meetings will be paid their 
hourly base rate for the number of hours needed for travel to 
and from the meeting and while attending the meeting, limited 
to a maximum of eight hours per day.  When attendance is 
mandatory, compensation is generally provided in the same 
ratio at which the employee is employed, e.g., a half-time 
employee would receive 50% reimbursement, etc.
 
Reimbursement of employees attending 'voluntary' meetings is 
on a case-by-case basis and may not include reimbursement of 
the hourly rate while traveling to and/or attending meetings.
 
Wages paid for attendance at any educational session will not 

be applied to overtime hours.  Mileage allowance for the use 
of an employee's personal automobile will be paid at the 
prevailing Internal Revenue Service rate.  All air travel 
will be completed at the most economical fare and requests 
for reimbursement of meals and beverages will be reviewed by 
the Medical Director for appropriateness.
 
 
 
Approved By Governing Board    
WE.5
Control #144.0
GUPTA GASTRO