KCTCS-Sponsored Employee Development
Policy Number: 188.8.131.52
Current Effective Date: 05/23/2006
Original Effective Date: 06/22/1998
Revision Dates: 06/14/2005, 05/23/2006
Revision Number: 2
Responsible Official: Vice President, Administrative Services
To strengthen its ability to serve students, employers, and communities, KCTCS may encourage or require employees to take additional coursework or seminar training. If the course planned is determined by the college president/ceo or designee to be clearly job-related, and available only during regular working hours, KCTCS shall make every reasonable effort to grant appropriate release time with pay.
KCTCS shall pay for seminars and coursework if the following conditions are met:
- taking the seminar or course serves the interests of KCTCS;
- it is required for the performance of the duties of the employee’s current position;
- the class is not covered under the KCTCS Faculty and Staff Tuition Waiver program; and
- the cost is within budget constraints.
In addition, in order for KCTCS to pay for coursework it shall be approved by the college president/ceo, or by the appropriate KCTCS President's Cabinet member for system office employees.