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Manager, Employee Relations


This position manages an employee relations satellite office and the implementation of the University’s employee relations program.  Responsible for resolving disputes between employees, coordinates grievance procedures in order to resolve employee complaints, and advises management in the implementation of disciplinary and performance management procedures.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Designs, plans, and implements a comprehensive employee relations program for assigned units.  Interprets and communicates university regulations, policies and procedures, and applicable federal/state employment laws. Ensures policies and procedures are consistently applied within their assigned units.
  • Manages employee relations specialists and assists the director in the development and oversight of the University’s employee relations strategies, processes, and practices.
  • Advises management in the application of the university’s disciplinary and performance management procedures. Investigates disciplinary actions, including but not limited to, interviewing witnesses and reviewing pertinent materials.  Recommends, prepares, and as appropriate, assists in the administration of corrective actions.
  • Coordinates the layoff and non-reappointment procedures. Advises management in the implementation of these procedures. Reviews and analyzes requests to ensure compliance with applicable state/federal laws and university regulations.
  • Coordinates employee complaint and grievance procedures. Advises management in the resolution of employee complaints by conducting investigations, interpreting university regulations and collective bargaining agreements. Formulates and recommends to management actions to resolve employee complaints and grievances.
  • May assist in the director in the university’s labor relations program by assisting in union contract negotiations, resolution of grievances, and advising management in labor matters.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and three years of appropriate experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does have supervisory responsibility.


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