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
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