Employee relations refers to the University’s efforts to create and maintain a positive relationship with employees.
Labor and Employee Relations Managers have a full scope of responsibilities that include but are not limited to coworker disputes, absenteeism, lateness and leave, bullying, harassment, and performance issues. They will also handle investigations, conduct of grievances for most disciplinary matters, and oversee training on various aspects of employee relations.
Beyond those broad areas are specific responsibilities with Union relations and its two collective bargaining units. These include the negotiation of each Memorandum of Understanding for subsequent interpretation (the labor contracts) and working with representatives of the Union on relevant matters.
The overall goal is to maintain University policies by properly training supervisors to prevent problems or by seamlessly resolving them as they arise.