It is the mission of Employee and Labor Relations to provide leadership and expertise in complex employment matters for the University community in support of the University's mission, aspiration, values, and goals.
Employee and Labor Relations (ELR) provides leadership to the University in balancing the rights and responsibilities of the University with those of its staff members. ELR is responsible for labor relations (blue collar, technical, security, clerical, graduate assistants, and staff employed in tertiary health care bargaining units), contract and policy administration, disciplinary procedures, staff grievance and dispute resolution procedures, Family Medical Leave Act administration, Faculty and Staff Disability Services, Faculty and Staff Immigration Services, and unemployment benefit administration. In each of these areas, ELR provides services to individual staff members, training and support to University departments and agents, and acts as a liaison between the University and unions and affiliated organizations.
Faculty and Staff Disability Services
Faculty and Staff Disability Services (FSDS) staff advises college and department administrators, employees and applicants on application of federal and state law, regulations and University policy. More........
Faculty and Staff Immigration Services
Faculty and Staff Immigration Services assists hiring departments in the recruitment and retention of international faculty and professional and scientific staff. Their services consist of consultation regarding work authorization, international travel, and permanent residency for foreign national employees. They prepare all University-sponsored petitions for employment-based immigration benefits with the federal Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor. More.....