Applicable extracts from the University’s administrative and business policies are contained in this handbook. For a complete description, the appropriate
policy should be referenced.
Copyright Policy. All faculty members must adhere to the guidance in Marine Corps University’s copyright policy when making copyright determinations,
when seeking copyright protection, and before submitting articles or materials for copyrighted publication. Questions related to specific copyright
determinations will be addressed by the Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC) legal office. Policy related to copyright protection for
material created by faculty, staff, and students and for the use of copyrighted material within PME curricula can be found in the MCU Academic
Regulations and in the University’s administrative and business operations policies which are accessible through the MCU Command Policies link on
the MCU website:
Human Resource Policies. Marine Corps University adheres to the applicable policies of the US Office of Personnel Management, the Department of
Defense, and the Department of the Navy Civilian Human Resources regarding the appointment, employment, and evaluation of all civilian employees.
The appointment, employment, and evaluation of Marine personnel are conducted in accordance with the Marine Corps Personnel Assignment Policy
and the Marine Corps Performance Evaluation System. In addition, personnel assignment policies and performance evaluation systems of the Army,
Navy, and Air Force may be applicable to other faculty and staff administrators and will be used accordingly. At a minimum, all military and civilian
employees, faculty, and administrators will be evaluated annually in accordance with the appropriate performance review system.
a. Equal Opportunity Employment. Marine Corps University fills its civilian positions based on merit and qualifications without discriminating on the
basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, and national origin. Marine Corps University strives to promote an environment of professional growth, dignity,
mutual respect, and moral integrity that is an inherent right to all military and civilian faculty members. This belief is incorporated in a command climate
that inspires trust, collaboration, and satisfaction. The attitudes and actions of faculty members are critical in sustaining this climate. Faculty members
should remain alert to potential violations, conscientiously avoid favoritism, and unhesitatingly address issues brought to their attention through the
appropriate channels. Unfair treatment or unlawful discrimination of any kind at any time will not be tolerated.
b. Code of Ethics. Employment at Marine Corps University is a public trust, requiring a sense of duty, selfless service, integrity, and the placing of public
service before one's private or personal interests. Faculty members are expected to uphold the highest standards of public service. Faculty members
appointed under Title 10 provisions are subject to the standards of conduct applicable to all federal employees covered in 5 CFR Parts 2635 and 3601,
and Department of Defense Directive 5500.07. Failure to adhere to these standards of conduct may be cause for disciplinary action, including
non-renewal and termination of a Title 10 appointment.
c. Title 10 Employees. Chapter 4 provides key information applicable to staffing and managing civilian faculty members hired under the provisions of
the Title 10, United States Code (USC), such as hiring procedures, academic ranks and qualification, appointment and reappointment,
non-reappointment, termination and resignation, salary schedule, performance appraisals, promotions, and benefits. The Education Command
On-boarding Guide, given to all new employees of Marine Corps University, provides specific information pertaining to new employee action items,
time and attendance, required training, performance management, base information, and manpower management. The Civilian Management Office
should be consulted for additional information pertaining to Title 10 employee positions.
d. General Benefits Package for all Federal Employees. Title 10 civilian faculty members are entitled to leave, retirement, health insurance, life
insurance benefits, and incentive awards on the same basis as other Federal employees. Title 10 civilian faculty may obtain information about all of
their entitlements for Federal benefits by contacting the DON Employee Benefits Line at 1-888-320-2917 or by visiting the Employee Benefits
Information System (EBIS) at http://www.civilianbenefits.hroc.navy.mil. Information is also available at http://www.opm.gov. Additionally, federal
employees may contribute to a Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and obtain information about that program at http://www.tsp.gov/index.shtml. Any faculty
member converted from Title 5 to Tile 10 will retain all benefits as previously accrued. The office of the VPBA will direct faculty inquiries to the
Human Resources and Organizational Management Office Quantico (HROMQ).
e. Attire. MCU faculty are expected to dress in an appropriate and professional manner.
(1) Military Faculty. Seasonal service uniform of the day is required for daily activities. Other military dress or civilian dress codes may be required
depending on the activity or circumstances.
(2) Civilian Faculty. Professional business attire is appropriate for daily activities. Other civilian dress codes may be required depending on the
activity or circumstances.
IT Environment. The primary information technology (IT) network support for Marine Corps University (MCU) is provided through the Education
Network (.EDU). The .EDU provides a Local Area Network (LAN: current speed 1GBps) supporting the entire Quantico campus, computer
workstations, specialized software along with all related infrastructure and support. The .EDU is connected to the wider world wide web by a
Commercial Internet Service Provider (C-ISP: current speed 1GBps). The primary e-mail system for .EDU customers is Google Apps for
Government (GAfG) whose use is governed by MCU policy letter 5-15. Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN, aka .MIL) access is
provided primarily to staff who require .MIL access to fulfill their duties. The University also provides wireless Internet access (CampusNet)
for faculty, staff, and students to support the MCU Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) decision, which affords personnel the use of personal
electronic devices in the course of their duties. Additionally, at the GRC is a wireless commercial Internet access portal installed and maintained
by Marine Corps Community Services that is available for connection of personally owned devices by library patrons. In addition to the
information on user responsibilities and procedures provided below, administrative and business operations policies should be reviewed for a
complete description of the IET directorate and its associated policies.
a. User Responsibilities. All computer users at Marine Corps University, whether permanent staff and faculty or students, must abide by DoD,
DON, Marine Corps, and Marine Corps University policies concerning the use of computer assets at the University. Due to the volume and
dynamic nature of these policies, they are not provided in this document, but are made available through numerous sources, as required.
The security of our official networks is critical to the uncompromised operation of those networks and all users bear a responsibility to help
maintain that security.
b. User Procedures. To provide the required level of IT support at Marine Corps University and comply with higher headquarters policy, the
following procedures will be followed by all Marine Corps University personnel:
(1) . All faculty members assigned to Marine Corps University who require a .EDU (or MCEN) user account must check in with IT in Room 1124,
Warner Hall. This ensures that all accounts are properly assigned to Marine Corps University and that all user access and training requirements
are met. Students should check in with their respective schools using procedures put in place by IT (this is normally a “one-stop” at the
beginning of the AY). All permanent personnel with MCEN accounts departing Marine Corps University must also check out with IT.
Failure to do so will result in deactivation of the user’s MCEN account.
(2) Troubleshooting Computer Problems. The IT helpdesk is manned 12 hours a day to answer routine and non-routine IT issues.
For assistance, users can fill out a trouble ticket request via the IT Help Ticket System or call the IT helpdesk at 432-4866.