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1D.2: A Structure That Defines Authority
The responsibilities and authority for Sauk employees and committees are described in a set of documents and procedures:
- Organizational chart: Based on Board policy (), the President has established an organizational chart that defines lines of authority and accountability. The chart is stored on the website and is available to the college community and the public (Appendix).
- Job descriptions: For every position, the Human Resources Director maintains a job description that summarizes the job responsibilities and the requisite essential skills. These job descriptions provide information to job applicants and create the basis for annual performance evaluations.
- Annual goals: As a component of the annual evaluation process, each administrator, faculty member, and professional/technical staff member sets personal goals. These goals are evaluated during the subsequent year’s performance evaluation.
- Handbooks: As directed by Board policy, “written administrative rules and procedures for the general and specific administration of the institution” exist to clarify how duties are to be accomplished throughout the college ().
- Committee charges: College committees each have a written charge to identify membership and direct the activities of the committee.
One important element of the delegation of responsibilities is that of carrying out Sauk's Mission, which is communicated to new employees during orientation, practiced by employees during the annual operational planning process, and will be reviewed in the employee evaluation process, beginning in FY12.