Appointment and Promotion


All managerial employees will serve at the pleasure of the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at UConn Health. For senior level managers at the level of Associate Vice President and higher, appointments may be made based upon a contract. In administrative areas, normal business hours are 8 a.m. through 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, due to the nature of the job responsibilities, managerial employees are expected to work the hours necessary to perform their duties and are not limited to the customary hours.

A confidential employee is any employee who would have access to confidential information used in collective bargaining. All full-time confidential employees are expected to work a forty-hour workweek.


All employment appointments are subject to clearance through criminal background checks, federal sanctions checks, and a pre-employment health clearance through Employee Health Services. Health clearance must be completed prior to the effective start date.

Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures

Managerial and confidential employees utilize the grievance procedure under the University of Connecticut Bylaws, Article XIV, Section U. This appeal procedure is available to all non-faculty professional staff.

A managerial or confidential employee may be placed on paid administrative leave and removed from the workplace for a period of time when UConn Health requires an investigation. This is most commonly done when an investigation involving a claim of harassment, workplace violence, misuse of UConn Health property, or other incident occurs. In each case, a determination is made that the best interests of UConn Health require that the employee should be removed during the investigative process. Paid administrative leave may extend for the duration of time needed to complete the investigation or inquiry.

Probationary Period

In accordance with UConn Health policy and procedures, all appointments for managerial and confidential employees shall serve a six (6) month probationary period. The initial probationary period may be extended at the discretion of the employer, but shall not exceed a total of one year.


All employees are required to abide by all applicable State, University of Connecticut and UConn Health policies. New employees must sign an Acknowledgement of Receipt stating they have received a copy of the Guide to the Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees, a Confidentiality Policy and are informed of pertinent policies during their new employee orientation. Further, managerial and confidential employees must adhere to the provisions of the University of Connecticut policy, Employment and Contracting for Service of Relatives.

Promotion and Transfer

A promotion is generally characterized as a change from one position to another (either in the same department or in another department) that is classified at a higher level. A promotion normally, but not necessarily, is accompanied by an increase in salary. A transfer is the movement of an employee from one position to another, generally without a change in title or salary.


All UConn Health employees are required to give their department appropriate advance notice upon a voluntary position resignation. Visit the resignation page for the required procedure.


Managerial and confidential employees who are separated from UConn Health due to layoff, or whose positions are not continued, may be eligible for a separation package.

Unemployment Compensation

In order to collect Unemployment Compensation benefits from the State, individuals must meet eligibility requirements. The requirements fall into three categories:

  1. Monetary Eligibility – having earned sufficient wages during a specific time period;
  2. Reason for Becoming Unemployed – the law imposes disqualification for certain types of separations from employment;
  3. Continuing Eligibility – if monetary eligibility is established and the separation from employment reason is not disqualifying, there are certain legal requirements to be met for benefits.

All regulations and statutory provisions governing eligibility are available for review at any local Unemployment Compensation office. Benefits are not paid automatically. The applicant must file a claim at a local State Labor Department office closest to their home as soon as possible after employment separation. A Social Security card and unemployment notice (pink slip) is required. Requests for an unemployment notice are made through the Payroll Office. However, claims should not be delayed due to lack of a social security card or unemployment notice. Benefits will not be paid retroactively for the time prior to  claim filing. For additional information contact a Human Resources Officer or refer to Connecticut Department of Labor website.