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EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

A General Guide to your Benefits, Rights and Obligations
 as an employee of the State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services
Published by the DDS Employee Handbook Committee - July 1, 2002
 Rev. August 1, 2004
Rev. to reflect Department name change: October 1, 2007
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Jordan A. Scheff
Dannel P. Malloy
Commissioner 
Governor

Table of Contents:
    • About the Department
    • Mission Statement
    • Constituent Groups and Communities
    • Department Organization
    • DDS Central Human Resources Administration
    • DDS Facility Human Resources Administration
    • Job Posting Hotlines
    • Abuse and Neglect Policy
    • Violence in the Workplace Policy
    • Drug and Alcohol Policy
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Electronic Monitoring
      • Computer Usage
      • Telephone Usage
    • Code of Ethics/conflict of Interest
    • Political Activity
    • False Claims
    • Employment of Relatives and Unmarried Partners
    • Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity
    • Sexual Harassment
    • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    • State Personnel Act
    • State of Connecticut Merit System
    • Collective Bargaining
    • Managerial Employees
    • Confidential Employees
    • Types of Employment
      • Permanent Employment (Full Time)
      • Permanent Employment (Part Time)
      • Provisional Employment
      • Temporary Employment
      • Seasonal Employment
      • Durational Employment
      • Per Diem Employment
      • Intermittent Employment
    • Position Classification
    • Salary and Pay Practices
    • Hours of Work
      • Rest & Meal Breaks
      • Overtime
    • Dual Employment
    • Probationary Periods
    • Performance Appraisals
    • Personnel Files
    • Training/Career Development
      • In-Service Training
      • Career Development
      • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Travel
    • Health Insurance
    • Consolidated Omnibus budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
    • Group Life Insurance
    • Retirement
      • Tier IIA
      • Tier II
      • Tier I
    • Longevity Pay
    • Deferred Compensation Plans
    • Savings Bonds
    • Supplemental Benefits
    • Paid Holidays
    • Vacation Leave
    • Personal Leave
    • Sick Leave
    • Maternity/Parental Leave
    • Jury Duty & Civil Leave
    • Military Leave With Pay
    • Administrative Leave
    • Leave Without Pay
      • Medical Leave
      • Educational Leave
    • The Federal Family and Medical Leave Act & Connecticut General Statues 5-248A (Family & Medical Leave from Employment)
    • Unpaid Leave Less than Five (5) Days
    • Safety
    • Workers' Compensation
    • Transfers to Another State Agency
    • separation Due to Retirement
    • Voluntary Resignation
      • Withdrawal of Resignation
    • Layoff
  • DDS Work Rules effective September 1, 2017