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HR Services

Employee Relations

Responsibilities of the department include:

  • Providing policy and procedural interpretation and administration;
  • Advising managers on corrective action and progressive discipline process;
  • Reviewing all proposed actions, such as reprimands, terminations, transfers, and promotions;
  • Assisting in resolving conflict between parties through facilitated discussions and mediation.

Talent Acquisition

Responsibilities of the department include:

  • Providing assistance to hiring managers and candidates in all areas of recruitment and employment;
  • Reviewing and posting vacancies;
  • Screening and interview candidates;
  • Providing OpenHire end user support;
  • Preparing offer letters;
  • Conducting background and reference checks;
  • Completing new hire onboarding and orientation.

Employee Development

Responsibilities of the department include:

  • Working with managers to identify strengths and talents of employees and incorporating them in the job;
  • Coordinating development plans for employees with known deficiencies;
  • Providing on-site skills training for managers and staff;
  • Overseeing assigned training via the Learning Management System.

Performance Management

Responsibilities of the department include:

  • Assisting managers to develop and administer performance standards, performance evaluations, and development plans;
  • Working with Quality Assurance and departments to develop departmental outcomes and goals;
  • Facilitating discussions between managers and employee regarding performance;
  • Coordinating service awards and nominations for recognition awards.

Compensation

Responsibilities of the department include:

  • Classifying all staff positions;
  • Creating and implementing a market-based compensation system;
  • Overseeing all performance bonuses and merit increases;
  • Determining faculty and staff compensation;
  • Coordinating and evaluating all faculty contracts, including supplemental contracts for full-time staff.

Health & Wellness

Responsibilities of the department include:

  • Evaluating benefit options on an annual basis and providing a comprehensive package to all eligible employees;
  • Providing information and education on employee benefits package to employees;
  • Administering benefits for employees, including enrollment, changes, and COBRA benefits;
  • Providing guidance to employees and administering workers’ compensation claims.

Payroll

Responsibilities of the department include:

  • Processing pay for all employees in compliance with federal and local labor laws;
  • Processing compensation and organizational changes;
  • Responding to inquiries regarding pay and deductions;
  • Providing information for employment verification inquiries;
  • Responding to unemployment compensation claims.

Compliance

Responsibilities of the department include:

  • Providing guidance to managers and employees on federal and state laws;
  • Providing guidance and oversight on the University’s code of ethics;
  • Responding to requests and providing accommodations for employees with disabilities;
  • Administering all qualifying requests for FMLA leave;
  • Verifying employment eligibility and maintaining appropriate records.

Immigration

Responsibilities of the department include:

  • Overseeing, facilitating, and monitoring foreign national immigration petition filing to ensure that non-immigrant visa and permanent residency (green card) processing is completed in accordance with relevant regulations
  • Overseeing the employment authorization (I-9) process and providing training to departments, as necessary

*We do not provide legal advice, but can help refer questions requiring legal counsel to Immigration attorneys.