Welcome to Durham Tech.

You are now part of a higher education institution making a positive difference in the lives of Triangle residents and in the economy of the region since opening our doors in 1961. Together, we serve over 26,000 citizens a year through credit and noncredit offerings at locations in Durham and Orange counties.

This Employee Handbook provides a wealth of information about the policies and procedures that we follow in doing our work at the college. Take a moment to review the history of our college and our mission and goals that guide our efforts.

Please review this Employee Handbook and refer to it as needed during what, I hope, will be a rewarding career of service at Durham Tech to students and to the community.

Again, I welcome you to the Durham Tech family.


J.B. Buxton, President

Employee Handbook Revisions

A Division Head must approve any requested revisions to Employee Handbook information within his/her span of responsibilities and must forward the request for revision to the President and/or his/her duly appointed representative(s). If approved, the directive to make the revision in the Employee Handbook must be communicated in writing, by memorandum or email, to the Executive Director, Human Resources, and copied to the members of the President's Cabinet. The President's Cabinet then determines if any further recommendation for revision is necessary and/or verifies when the revision is completed as reflected in the Employee Handbook maintained on the college's website.

While a printed copy of the Employee Handbook can be obtained by printing from the College website, employees are urged to use the Employee Handbook on the website for reference and for printing pages on an as-needed basis only. This ensures that employees are using current Durham Tech Employee Handbook information. A copy of the Employee Handbook, printed from the website, is maintained in the Human Resources Department and in the Main Campus, Northern Durham Center, and Orange County Campus libraries.