Employee Handbook

Help Grassroots International improve transparency and accountability with clarified rights, policies, and other expectations in a new or revised employee handbook.
Grassroots International
Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

Posted November 5th

Project Details

What We Need
  • Audit of existing Employee Handbook, or internal communications regarding employment policies
  • Edit or creation of a new Employee Handbook, which may include any of the following: Standards of Conduct, Work Schedules, Leave Policies, Termination Policies, Safety and Security, Anti-Discrimination policies, Compensation and Benefits policies, any Non-Disclosure Agreements or Conflict of Interest statements that may apply, and any other pertinent information
What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a personnel policy and a Google Folder full of practices, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have office operations info and misc. protocols, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,430 , allowing us to provide additional support to our core mission of supporting small farmers and indigenous peoples organizing for human rights to land, water, food and climate justice in the Global South.

Our organization has grown from 11 to 19 staff in the last year or so. During on-boarding, we identified the need for comprehensive and up-to-date handbook of policies and practices. Additionally, we want to review current policies for compliance, and add an acknowledgement page for staff signatures. Ideally we would also like to develop an accompanying Process Manual that includes non-policy practices, such as s style guide, social media protocol and code of ethics.

Project Plan

Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with existing Employee Handbook (if applicable), internal communications regarding employment policies and any other employment policies in place that may not be clearly communicated
Milestone 1: Audit of Existing Policies
  • Professional reviews existing materials, and asks any clarifying questions
  • Professional identifies any existing policies that should be modified
  • Professional identifies any new policies or areas that should be addressed and included
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback
Milestone 2: Outline of Handbook
  • Professional drafts a detailed outline
  • Professional incorporates Volunteer Manager’s feedback
Milestone 3: Writing and Delivery of Handbook
  • Professional drafts the Employee Handbook
  • Volunteer Manager provides any additional feedback
  • Volunteer Manager delivers final draft
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About The Org

Posted by
Carol S.

Director of Planning and Special Initiatives

Our Mission

Grassroots International advances the human right to land, water and food around the world through strategic grantmaking and advocacy.

What We Do

We are a funder that supports community-led initiatives and movements worldwide, with special focus in Brazil, Haiti, Mesoamerica and the Middle East. We also partner with global networks like the Via Campesina, which includes more than 250 million small farmers and farm workers organizing in 71 nations.