Employee Indemnification (Human Resources Policy Manual - Section #6.21)
The Institute indemnifies and will defend employees against claims brought against them as a result of their actions within the scope of their authority as employees and resulting from job-initiated activities. The Institute reserves the right to either withhold indemnification or require reimbursement of defense and investigative expenses if the claim arises from the employee's willful negligence or misconduct or results from the employee's act which is beyond the scope of the employee's authority, and/or violates any federal, state, local law or Institute policy. The indemnification has its legal foundation in common law.
In the event you receive notice of a claim or lawsuit arising from employment activities, please refer this information to your direct supervisor and alert the Risk Management Office and the Human Resources Office.
(The Board of Trustees approved this resolution on July 15, 1994.)