In addition to any limitations or restrictions noted above, the following will apply:
The County caps the reimbursement at the present cost per credit for under graduate and graduate courses at Kean University.
Participation in the program is voluntary and will in no way guarantee promotion or transfers within the County. No agreement shall be made or inferred regarding job change, transfer or promotion upon completion of any coursework or degree program.
If an employee has educational opportunities available contractually, they would be precluded from utilizing the County plan described in this policy statement.
Registration fees, textbooks, lab fees, late fees, school supplies, cost of parking, travel, meals, lodging or any other costs associated with the course do not qualify for reimbursement. Only tuition is a reimbursable expense.
All courses are to be taken and coursework completed during non-working hours. No wages shall be paid for attendance in any courses.
Union County reserves the right to suspend or amend the program at its will. This restriction does not apply to employees who obtained prior approval and are actively attending class.
All courses must be for credit and grade. Courses must directly improve employee knowledge as it pertains to their job performance. Workshops, seminars, etc. not resulting in same are not reimbursable under this program nor are classes to maintain a previously received certification.