Bristol Employee Handbook

The employee handbook was prepared by Bristol Community College’s Human Resources office as a guide for college employees. Employees are responsible for being familiar with the information contained in this handbook. The contents of this handbook are presented as a matter of information. Bristol Community College reserves the right to modify, revoke, suspend, or terminate any or all policies and procedures, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice.

Bristol Faculty Handbook/Resource Guide

The Faculty Handbook is a resource for all faculty at Bristol Community College. It is intended to be a practical resource guide and a directory of where and from whom to obtain additional information and assistance.

Bristol Student Handbook

The Student Handbook explains the many College services available to further strengthen academic and personal development including student activities and opportunities to participate in College governance. It also outlines important policies that apply to students.

Union Contracts

The collective bargaining agreement by and between The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and the Massachusetts Community College Council (MCCC) has been developed to promote the harmonious relations between the Employer and the Association regarding the provision General Laws, Chapter 150E, and the rules and regulations promulgated there under, to negotiate in good faith with respect to wages, hours, standards of productivity and performance, and other terms and conditions of employment.

The collective bargaining agreement for Division of Continuing Education (DCE) between The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and for The Massachusetts Community College Council outlines procedural guidelines and the contractual obligations for part-time professional employees teaching credit courses at a Community College.

(Clerical and Technical, Maintenance, and Security)

The collective bargaining agreement for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) explains procedures for the equitable resolution of grievances, the terms of employment with respect to wages and working conditions, and means by which the parties may consult periodically on mutually perceived problems and has as its purpose the promotion of harmonious relations between the Employer and the Union and the maintenance of a work environment where employees are treated with dignity, respect and civility.

Non-Union Contract

The Board of Higher Education Community College Non-Unit Professionals Personnel Policies Handbook explains employment conditions of non-unit professional employees.

The following link contains forms and/or information for Bristol employees, administration, and employee who are members of Collective Bargaining Agreements: Human Resources Forms.

Affirmative Action Policy for Community Colleges

The policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and Diversity can be found here: