Employee Handbook(Applies to Faculty and Staff)UpdatedJuly 6, 2021Office of Human ResourcesAPU is a Christian University seeking to advance the work of God in the world. TheUniversity is honored to have co-laborers join in this effort. This Handbook lays out theterms and conditions and policies and practices that govern the interactions with andexpectations of each of its employees. In all of it, we strive to put God First in the mannerin which we steward the resources (human, physical, and financial) He has entrusted toAPU.The relationship between the employee and the University is for an unspecified term andis considered employment at will.Policies within this manual may be updated throughout the year. Policies that have beenrevised will include a revision date listed on the policy and in the Table of Contents forquick reference.A full review of all policies will be conducted in the spring of each year, and a summaryof any revisions will be provided to the community.

Azusa Pacific University Employee HandbookTABLE OF CONTENTSDescriptionSectionRevision Process0Policy Revision DateJuly 6, 2021Introduction1.0March 28, 2017Office of Human Resources1.2April 12, 2016The Provost’s Office1.3April 12, 2016Organizational Charts1.4May 29, 2020Board of Trustees and Administration1.5May 29, 2020History of APU1.6July 6, 2021The University’s Christian Worldview2.1April 1, 2007Statement of Faith2.2April 1, 2007Mission Statement2.3April 1, 2007Essence Statement2.4April 1, 2007The Four Cornerstones2.5April 1, 2007The Motto2.6April 1, 2007Expectations of All Employees2.7April 12, 2016Living our Promise2.8May 29, 2020Annual Affirmation3.0July 6, 2021Employment Qualifications and Responsibilities3.1April 12, 2016Employment/Termination at Will3.2February 1, 2015Equal Employment Policy3.3May 29, 2020Introduction and Orientation Period3.4July 6, 2021Definition of Employees3.5July 6, 2021Employment of Minors3.6April 12, 2016Verification of Right to Work3.7May 29, 2020Recruitment and Offers3.8July 6, 2021Promotions and Transfers3.9March 20, 2018Employment of Relatives and Others as Conflict ofInterestRequests for Employee Information3.10July 6, 20213.11July 6, 2021Identity StatementsEmployment Policies2

Azusa Pacific University Employee HandbookDescriptionSectionPolicy Revision DateMedical Examination3.12April 1, 2007Substance Screening3.13April 12, 2016Employment Background Screening3.14July 6, 2021Personnel and Payroll Files3.15May 29, 2020Dating Policy3.16February 1, 2015Whistleblower Policy3.17March 20, 2018Subpoena and Legal Process Receipts3.18July 6, 2021Temporary Employment Policy3.19July 6, 2021Wages, Salary Offers, and Increases4.1April 12, 2016Payday and Pay Deductions4.2July 6, 2021Time Keeping and Punctuality4.3February 1, 2015Attendance4.4July 6, 2021Reporting Absences4.5July 6, 2021Work Week, Overtime, and Working Hours4.6July 6, 2021Holiday Pay4.7May 29, 2020Make-up Time4.8July 6, 2021On-Call, Call-In, and Call-Back Premium Pay4.9July 6, 2021Shift Differential and Splits Shifts4.10July 6, 2021Rest and Meal Periods4.11July 6, 2021Cool Down Recovery Period Policy4.12April 12, 2016Excused Paid Policy for Nonexempt Employees4.13July 6, 2021Benefits5.0April 12, 2016Medical, Dental, and Group Life Insurance5.1March 28, 2017Workers’ Compensation Insurance5.2July 6, 2021State and Long-Term Disability Insurance5.3July 6, 2021Unemployment Insurance, Social Security,MedicareRetirement Benefits5.4March 28, 20175.5May 29, 2020Sick Leave Allowance5.6July 6, 2021Health Care Provider’s Verification5.7March 28, 2017Flexible Time Off Benefit5.8March 1, 20213

Azusa Pacific University Employee HandbookDescriptionSectionPolicy Revision DateHoliday Time Off5.10July 6, 2021COBRA5.11March 28, 2017Length of Service5.12July 6, 2021Employee Meal Discount and Check Cashing5.13April 1, 2007Library, Bookstore, and Mailroom Privileges5.14April 1, 2007Electronic Mail Usage5.15May 29, 2020Internet Usage5.16May 29, 2020Parking and Rideshare Program5.17July 6, 2021Employee Assistance Program5.19April 12, 2016Bereavement6.1July 6, 2021Jury Duty6.2July 6, 2021Personal Leave of Absence6.3July 6, 2021Family Care and Medical Leave6.4July 6, 2021Pregnancy-Related Disability Leave6.5July 6, 2021Medical Leave for Work-Related Injuries6.6July 6, 2021Mission/Diversity/Community Service Leave6.7July 6, 2021Military Leave of Absence6.8July 6, 2021Time Off for Victims of Domestic Violence, SexualAssault, or StalkingAccommodation for Nursing Mothers6.9July 6, 20216.11March 28, 2017Administrative Leave6.12July 6, 2021Tuition Benefits7.0April 12, 2016Tuition Benefit Eligibility for Employee7.1July 6, 2021Tuition Benefit for Employees and Spouses7.2July 6, 2021Scholarships for Eligible Dependent Children7.3July 6, 2021Registration Process for Employees7.4May 29, 2020Registration Process for Spouses and Children7.5May 29, 2020Other Assistance for Dependents7.7April 12, 2016Other Financial Aid7.8April 12, 2016Other Fees7.9April 12, 2016Employee Relations8.0April 12, 2016Leaves of Absence4

Azusa Pacific University Employee HandbookDescriptionSectionPolicy Revision DateEmployee Annual Appraisals8.1March 28, 2017Appeal of Annual Appraisal8.2March 28, 2017Progressive Discipline8.3July 6, 2021Examples of Disciplinary Actions and Discharge8.4May 29, 2020Types of Separations and Terminations8.5July 6, 2021Appeals Process for Verbal or Written Warnings8.6July 6, 2021Appeals Process for Termination or Discharge8.7July 6, 2021Exit Interview and Final Paycheck8.8July 6, 2021Problem Solving Process for Grievances8.9July 6, 2021Conflict of Interest8.10May 29, 2020Confidential Information8.11April 1, 2007Harassment Based on Discrimination8.12July 6, 2021Sexual Harassment8.13July 6, 2021Work Apparel8.14July 6, 2021Identification Cards8.15July 6, 2021Sexual Conduct8.16July 6, 2021Disability Grievance Procedure8.17July 6, 2021Safety and Security9.0April 12, 2016General Emergency Procedures9.1March 20, 2018Emergency Illness or Injury on Campus (WorkRelated Injuries)Other Emergencies9.2July 6, 20219.3March 28, 2017Violence Prevention9.4July 6, 2021Illicit Substances, Alcohol, and Smoking9.5March 28, 2017Inspections of Employees and Property9.6March 28, 2017Drug-Free Workplace Policy9.7May 29, 2020Use of Electronic, Telephone, Computer Systems9.8April 12, 2016University Keys9.9March 28, 2017Children at Work9.10July 6, 2021Remote Work Policy9.11July 6, 2021Use of Alcohol9.12May 29, 2020Pets at Work9.13July 6, 20215

Azusa Pacific University Employee HandbookDescriptionSectionPolicy Revision DateWeapons Prohibition9.14May 29, 2020Motorized Conveyance Policy (Hoverboards)9.15April 12, 2016Staff Council10.1May 29, 2020Chapel and Special Events10.2April 12, 2016Business Expense Reimbursement10.3July 6, 2021Official Communication Vehicles and “APUEveryone”Revisions of Policy10.4July 6, 202111.0April 12, 2016Additional Benefits and PoliciesAlphabetical Listing6

Azusa Pacific University Employee HandbookSection 0: Revision ProcessChange is a way of life in this modern world, and we naturally expect that our policies,procedures, and programs will be modified in order to meet the demands of the future. AzusaPacific University reserves the right to amend, supplement, or rescind provisions of thishandbook, as it deems appropriate and at its discretion.These policies, therefore, may be revised from time to time. Policy changes made afterpublication of this handbook will be on file in Human Resources, and such changes will be fullyeffective whether or not they are printed in the Handbook or published electronically.If there are any questions that this Handbook has not answered, the Office of HumanResources will be glad to assist.Changes in the handbook that are:1. Required by law must be approved by the Vice President, the Director of EmployeeRelations and Compliance, and the General Counsel.2. Solely applicable to the faculty must be approved by the Academic Cabinet and theProvost.3. Applicable to all employees must be approved by the Vice President, the Director ofEmployee Relations and Compliance, and the President’s Cabinet.Revisions approved will be communicated as appropriate, with an annual summary of changesbeing distributed on an annual basis to all employees.Date of Original Policy Approval: April 1, 2007Date of Most Recent Policy Revisions and Approval: July 6, 2021Responsible Office: Office of Human ResourcesReturn to TOC7

Azusa Pacific University Employee HandbookSection 1.0: IntroductionThis Employee Handbook is provided for all employees’ use as a reference and as a summaryof Azusa Pacific University’s personnel policies, work rules and benefits, and to assist allemployees in understanding and applying those policies and principles. It is designed toacquaint faculty and staff with the university policies as quickly as possible. Employees willfind it to their advantage to read the entire handbook promptly so that they will have a completeunderstanding of the material covered. The information in this handbook supersedes previousemployee handbooks.Differences in procedures for faculty and staff have been designated as applying to one or theother. If differences are not specified, the policy will apply to all employees of the university.References to the Faculty Handbook identify expanded policies and procedures that apply onlyto faculty members.This handbook is not applicable to student employees, except where stated.Please understand that this book only highlights university policies, practices, and benefits forthe employee’s personal education and cannot therefore be construed as a legal contract. Inaddition, circumstances will obviously require that policies, practices, and benefits describedin the handbook change from time to time. Consequently, Azusa Pacific University reservesthe right to amend, supplement, or rescind any provisions of this handbook, other than itsemployment-at-will provisions, as it deems appropriate and at its discretion. As policies andbenefits are revised, updated pages will be posted on the Human Resources website. Hardcopies are available from Human Resources upon request.Questions on any material in this volume should be directed to the Office of Human Resources.May God continue to bless the ministry of Azusa Pacific University and all of those who laborin that endeavor.Date of Original Policy Approval: April 1, 2002Date of Most Recent Policy Revisions and Approval: March 28, 2017Responsible Office: Office of Human ResourcesReturn to TOC8

Azusa Pacific University Employee HandbookSection 1.2: Office of Human ResourcesTo fulfill the mission and purpose of Azusa Pacific University, the Office of Human Resourcesplays a key role in helping APU deal with a fast-changing, competitive environment and thegreater demand for quality employees. Thus, the Office of Human Resources has beenestablished to manage the six key people-related activities that add value to an organization:1. Effectively managing and developing people.2. Strengthening individual and organizational performance.3. Developing new competencies that enhance individual and organizationalperformance.4. Increasing the innovation, creativity, and flexibility necessary to enhancecompetitiveness.5. Applying new approaches to work-process design, succession planning, careerdevelopment, and intra-organizational mobility.6. Managing the implementation and integration of technology through improvedstaffing, training, and communication with employees.The Office of Human Resources serves as a resource for employees (management, staff, andfaculty) to help them work through work-related situations. The representatives of the Officeof Human Resources will act in a consultative manner to resolve issues in a way that balancesthe needs of the employee, management, and APU.The Office of Human Resources is responsible for current employee information andemployment procedures, work rules, benefits, personnel records, insurances, jobopportunities, federal and state employee regulations, training and development opportunities,employee-relations concerns, and benefit-conversion privileges upon termination ofemployment. Information for all employees will be kept current, secure, and accurate.The Office of Human Resources of Azusa Pacific University consists of professionals workingin the areas of recruiting, training and development, employee relations, compensation,benefits, safety, occupational health, and personnel records, and brings experience in all thesedisciplines to bear in supporting the APU community.Date of Original Policy Approval: April 1, 2002Date of Most Recent Policy Revisions and Approval: April 12, 2016Responsible Office: Office of Human ResourcesReturn to TOC9

Azusa Pacific University Employee HandbookSection 1.3: The Provost’s OfficeAs the individual responsible for all activities related to the academic enterprise of theuniversity, the provost oversees and monitors all academic programs, teaching and researchalike. This overall review and supervision is carried out through interacting with (andperiodically reviewing) the deans of each school, working with faculty directly through variouscommittees and groups, and representing the university in matters relating to the academicenterprise.The provost provides strategic academic vision for the university and oversees all academicmatters: hiring new faculty, working with faculty to ensure academic excellence, developingand implementing new programs, and setting academic policy.APU is committed to fostering an atmosphere wherein transformational scholarship and faithintegration are not simply taught but lived. Professors, experts in their respective fields andpassionate about the subjects they teach, challenge and stretch their students to reach theirgoals. Students are encouraged to think critically and analyze thoroughly what they learn inthe classroom.Date of Original Policy Approval: April 1, 2007Date of Most Recent Policy Revisions and Approval: April 12, 2016Responsible Office: Provost’s OfficeReturn to TOC10

Azusa Pacific University Employee HandbookSection 1.4: Organizational ChartsAzusa Pacific University is a multifaceted organization with a large number of schools anddepartments. As such, it is divided along functional lines in administrative, operational, andinstructional areas of service.A full set of organizational charts are accessible online via the Total Access portal at These are regularly updated and include positions and thenames of individuals holding specific positions.It is recommended that all employees review these to gain a broader understanding of thescope and impact of the university.Date of Original Policy Approval: April 1, 2007Date of Most Recent Policy Revisions and Approval: May 29, 2020Responsible Office: Office of Human ResourcesReturn to TOC11

Azusa Pacific University Employee HandbookSection 1.5: Board of Trustees and AdministrationThe Board of Trustees is responsible for the oversight of Azusa Pacific University. The Boardadopts rules, regulations, and policies governing APU. The Board has authority over curriculardevelopment, use of property, development of facilities, and fiscal and human resourcesmanagement.Administration of the university is under the direction of the president, who is assisted by theexecutive leadership team, referred to collectively as the President’s Cabinet.Date of Original Policy Approval: April 1, 2007Date of Most Recent Policy Revisions and Approval: May 29, 2020Responsible Office: Office of the PresidentReturn to TOC12

Azusa Pacific University Employee HandbookSection 1.6: History of APUAzusa Pacific University is the product of the merger between three Christian institutions fromthe Southern California area. The following is a brief historical sketch of the three respectivecolleges.Azusa CollegeThe origins of Azusa College date back to 1899. During this year, a group of spiritual leadersfrom various denominations met to pray in the home of Philena B. Hadley. Their mutualconcern was the formation of a Bible college in the southwest for the purpose of trainingstudents for service and missionary endeavors. As a result of their efforts, the first class of 12students met on March 3, 1900.The first principal for the school was Mary H. Hill, who served in this position for one year. In1901, the school was moved to the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles and then to Figueroaand First Streets in 1902. In 1907, the school obtained facilities in Huntington Park andremained there until moving to the present location in 1946. For many years, the school wasknown as the Training School for Christian Workers. In 1939, the name was changed to PacificBible College.In 1946, a 12-acre campus was purchased one mile east of Azusa on Highway 66; in August1955, a gift of an additional 1.6 acres adjacent to the campus made possible further expansionof the program for educating young people in a Christ-centered atmosphere. In 1956, the nameof the college was officially changed to Azusa College. Subsequently, the campus has beenexpanded.Los Angeles Pacific CollegeIn 1903, a group of ministers and laymen of the Free Methodist Church who desired for theirchildren the best educational advantages in a Christian atmosphere founded Los AngelesPacific College, originally named Los Angeles Free Methodist Seminary.The college was located in Highland Park on a beautiful hillside campus consisting of 100 citylots donated for that purpose by Mr. Ralph Pogers. Friends of the college and parents ofprospective students helped to finance the erection of the administration building. A charterwas granted by the state of California on April 23, 1903. The school opened in September1904, with Mr. N. J. Davis serving as the first principal of Los Angeles Free MethodistSeminary. Elementary and secondary classes were offered.In 1911, under the administration of President B. J. Vincent, a junior college was added to theschool. During the administration of President Byron S. Lamson, the offering of the BibleDepartment was expanded by courses leading to the Christian Workers Diploma, the Bachelorof Theology degree, and the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in religion. Finally, under theadministration of President C. Dorr Demaray, an expansion program was inaugurated thatincluded the construction of new buildings and the development of a broader curriculum.The 1954 session of the board and administration of the Free Methodist Church of NorthAmerica granted senior college standing to Los Angeles Pacific College. Two distinct coursesof study were offered: one leading to the Associate of Arts degree, the other to the Bachelorof Arts degree. In the spring of 1965, Los Angeles Pacific College merged with Azusa College13

Azusa Pacific University Employee Handbookto form a new institution of higher learning.Arlington CollegeArlington College was established in 1954 by the Association of the Churches of God inSouthern California. The school was founded for the purpose of providing training at thecollegiate level for ministers, church musicians, church school teachers, and missionaries.Class instruction began on October 1 at Arlington, California, in temporary facilities madeavailable by the association.In 1959, the college secured a five-acre site in Long Beach adjacent to California StateUniversity, where arrangements were made to allow Arlington College students to take ninechurch-related subjects in a cooperative program with the state university. While the new sitewas being developed, the college used the facilities of the College Park Church of God. In1963, the move was made to the new site, where two buildings, a dormitory, and alibrary/classroom building were constructed. Although in many ways the cooperative programwith California State University was successful, changes in accreditation standards and thegrowing sense of unrest in the state university system caused the leaders of Arlington Collegeto search for a new and different kind of academic outreach.Following extensive discussion and planning with Dr. Cornelius Haggard, president of AzusaPacific College, the Long Beach property of Arlington College was sold, and in the fall of1968, Arlington College merged with Azusa Pacific College. The library furnishings andequipment from the Long Beach property along with a sum of 50,000, donated for thepurpose of perpetuating an Arlington Memorial Room on the Azusa Pacific campus, weredonated in the new merger. The faculty, staff, and students of Arlington College were warmlywelcomed by their new college family at Azusa.Azusa Pacific UniversityAzusa Pacific University is a Christian university of the liberal arts and Bible. Through theamalgamation of the three colleges, affiliations with the Brethren in Christ Church, Church ofGod, the Free Methodist Church, the Missionary Church, the Salvation Army, and theWesleyan Church were established for the one institution. Joined upon the legacy providedthrough the three institutions, Azusa Pacific University seeks to serve its denominations andtheir evangelical constituency throughout the world. The university is concerned with seekingnew ideas for the promotion of academic excellence, as well as creating new patterns forstudent involvement in academics and in spiritual growth.The Board of Trustees took action in February 1981 to change to university status; and in May1981 the name Azusa Pacific University was adopted. In the past few years, Azusa PacificUniversity has been able to acquire additional land to accommodate its growth.Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and UniversityCommission (WSCUC). The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on CollegiateNursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. TheSocial Work Programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The Doctorof Psychology Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The Masterof Science in Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation ofAthletic Training Education Programs. Azusa Pacific Seminary programs are accredited bythe Association of Theological Schools. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is accreditedby the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American14

Azusa Pacific University Employee HandbookPhysical Therapy Association. The School of Business and Management is accredited by theInternational Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The School of Musicprograms are accredited by the National Association for Schools of Music (NASM), and theDepartment of Art and Design has dual accreditation – undergraduate and graduate art isaccredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) and Art Educationby CCTC. Azusa Pacific University offers teacher education programs approved by theCalifornia Commission on Teacher Credentialing authorizing elementary and secondaryschool teaching and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. The SchoolPsychology program is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists. AzusaPacific University is approved for the training of veterans under the Veterans’ Bill of Rights.The university is listed with the United States Department of Justice for the training of studentsfrom foreign countries.Accreditation documents are available through the Office of the Provost.Date of Original Policy Approval: April 1, 2002Date of Most Recent Policy Revisions and Approval: July 6, 2021Responsible Office: University RelationsReturn to TOC15

Azusa Pacific University Employee HandbookSection 2.1: The University’s Christian WorldviewThe Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, Statement of Essence, Cornerstones, and theMotto of Azusa Pacific University provide a solid foundation on which to build positionalstatements of the institution as an evangelical Christian university. These documents evidencea strong Christian commitment and form the core of the increasingly far-reaching nature andscope of the APU community. They give expression to a strong, clear, unswervinglyevangelical Christian worldview that permeates the university and guides its activity. As itsguiding center, the university is able to grow more effectively in the confidence that its Christiannature will flourish.The documents that have been part of the growing history of APU serve as a cohesive core.Each evolves from the other, providing consistency and natural coordination that demonstratesthe university’s worldview as thoroughly Christian.The Statement of Faith is the central statement of the university in matters of identity andnature. It provides an evangelical Christian declaration of the theological underpinnings onwhich the university is built. It contains a clear description of faith and living as a reflection ofthe institution’s heritage of integration of right belief and right living.The Mission Statement provides the direction and task to which the university applies itsresources and effort, with the understanding that the integrative nature of faith cannot befulfilled apart from a mission of transformation consistent with a Christian commitment.The Essence Statement describes the nature of the university in living out core values in thepursuit of its mission.The Cornerstones serve as a strategic guide to focus the efforts needed to fulfill the university’smission. They reflect the strategic emphases of implementation.The Motto expresses the foundational commitment on which the university statements andpolicies rest.Date of Original Policy Approval: October 1, 2002Date of Most Recent Policy Revisions and Approval: April 1, 2007Responsible Office: University RelationsReturn to TOC16

Azusa Pacific University Employee HandbookSection 2.2: Statement of FaithWe believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative word of God.We believe that there is one God, creator of heaven and earth, eternally existent in threepersons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in Hismiracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection,and in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return to power andglory.We believe in the fall and consequent total moral depravity of humanity, resulting in ourexceeding sinfulness and lost estate, and necessitating our regeneration by the Holy Spirit.We believe in the present and continuing ministry of sanctification by the Holy Spirit by whoseinfilling the believing Christian is cleansed and empowered for a life of holiness and service.We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved to theresurrection of life and those who are lost to the resurrection of damnation.We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.Daily Living ExpectationsThe following are fundamentals held to be essential, and the university expects faculty andstaff not only to believe in them, but to practice them in daily living: A caring, effective love both of God and humanityA Christ-like unity and acceptance among believersA lifestyle dedicated to God's will in societyA growing, victorious state of mind because of the indwelling ChristA daily affirmation of Christ as LordA willingness to serve the Lord, even when it involves sacrificeA desire to be sensitive to the personal work of the Holy SpiritA working faith in God's promises for all needs and daily life situationsA witness for Christ without hypocrisyA firm, committed desire to be God's personDate of Original Policy Approval: April 1, 2002Date of Most Recent Policy Revisions and Approval: April 1, 2007Responsible Office: University RelationsReturn to TOC17

Azusa Pacific University Employee HandbookSection 2.3: Mission StatementThe Board of Trustees has adopted the following statement of mission and purpose for AzusaPacific University:"Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian community of disciples and scholars whoseek to advance the work of God in the world through academic excellence in liberal arts andprofessional programs of higher education that encourage students to develop a Christianperspective of truth and life."Date of Original Policy Approval: April 1, 2002Date of Most Recent Policy Revisions and Approval: April 1, 2007Responsible Office: University RelationsReturn to TOC18

Azusa Pacific University Employee HandbookSection 2.4: Essence StatementEssence StatementThe Essence Statement of Azusa Pacific University is a philosophical description of theinstitution and its people – students, staff, faculty, trustees, administration and alumni – whowe are and who we are becoming. We are an institution of higher education with a tradition ofWesleyan evangelical Christianity. While acknowledging that as individuals we are at differentpoints along the way, we are all nevertheless journeying toward the ideals described in thefour perspectives that follow: Christian, Academic, Developmental and Service.ChristianWe are Christians whobelieve that God is the origin of all things and the source of the values made known to us inHis creation, in human experience, and finally and fully, in Jesus Christ.hold the Bible as the Word of God, the basis of our faith, and the primary record by which thesevalues are made known.rely on the Holy Spirit to help us discover these values, understand them, and live a lifeconsistent with as citizens of the Kingdom of God, who model its values and thereby call into question thevalues of the world.confess Jesus Christ as Lord of our lives, our university, and our world, and as the finalauthority for our faith and life.recognize that redemption by Jesus Christ and personal acceptance of His f

Azusa Pacific University Employee Handbook 8 Section 1.0: Introduction This Employee Handbook is provided for all employees’ use as a reference and as a summary of Azusa Pacific University’s personnel policies, work rules and benefits, and to assist all employees in understanding and