1.1 Welcome to Staff Employees

It is with pleasure that we welcome you to the staff of Jackson State University (“JSU” or “University”).  Your appointment is one of which you can be proud.  The University's primary commodity is quality service to the students, parents, faculty, staff, and the community; and they come first – which is our way of ensuring that we maintain their trust and continued desire to do business with us.

To our students, parents, faculty, staff, visitors, and the community with whom you will have contact as an employee, YOU are Jackson State University.  The extent to which JSU is considered friendly, knowledgeable, efficient, reliable, and trustworthy will be measured by how others see these qualities in you.  We hope that you will use your talents in a way that stimulates students, parents, faculty, staff, and community relations, and thereby contribute to the growth of the University.  If, during the course of your employment, you find ways to improve the University's operations or services, or to save the University unnecessary costs, we welcome your written ideas.  If you need help in the presentation of your ideas, don't hesitate to seek the advice or assistance of your supervisor.

The Staff Handbook that follows has been prepared to guide you and other employees in better understanding our policies, procedures, and practices concerning employment matters.  You should familiarize yourself with its contents at your earliest opportunity and keep it handy as a periodic reference source.  As changes are made to the handbook, we will make those changes available to you, so that you will continue to have current information.

As you start employment with the University, you will find that your associates are ready to assist you, and you will receive guidance to acquaint you with your new duties and responsibilities.  Again, welcome to our team of hard-working and talented staff, and please accept our wishes for success in your new position.  We look forward to meeting you in the near future.