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Indiana State Personnel Department

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The state of Indiana Employee Handbook is provided only as a resource summarizing the personnel policies and procedures for the employment relationship between the state and its employees. This handbook is not a contract of employment, does not create any such contractual obligations for the state, and does not create or abridge any rights contrary to the provisions of the state Civil Service System, Indiana Code 4-15-2.2 or other applicable laws. Unless otherwise covered by the provisions of Indiana Code 4-15-2.2-21 concerning the state classified service or other applicable statue, all state employees are employed at will and may be dismissed, demoted, disciplined or transferred for any reason that does not contravene public policy. 

The state reserves the right to withdraw or change the policies, benefits and programs described in this handbook at any time at the sole discretion of the state. While the state will make every effort to notify employees of these changes, employees are responsible for keeping up-to-date on the state’s policies, benefits and programs. For questions about any of the provisions of this handbook or other aspects of the laws, rules and policies that affect state government employment, contact the State Personnel Department at 1.855.SPD.INHR (1.855.773.4647) or your agency HR representative.

We hope your employment with the state is long term, productive and successful, and that we will be able to continue providing the benefits and programs described herein. However, nothing in this handbook guarantees your employment of any particular length or conditions. It is not an employment agreement or contract. The contents are subject to change and do not constitute public policy for purposes of the exception to the employment at-will doctrine.

This handbook is available upon request in Braille, large print and on audio tape. To make such requests, contact the State Personnel ADA coordinator at 317/232-4555 (V/TTY).