Human Resources

Updated HR Organization

We have spent several months reviewing the Human Resources organization and have made several changes so that we can more effectively serve the campus community. Check out our updated organizational chart for details.

The Importance of Position Descriptions

Human Resources recently redesigned the Position Description Template to make the process of writing a position description (PD) easier for the campus community. The new template is available on our forms page. PDs are a critical component of an employee's work life and we are here to help you make them an accurate reflection of the work to ensure the position is properly classified. In addition to ensuring the proper classification, the Workforce Planning team uses the PD to review requests for compensation changes. We encourage everyone to review their PD with their manager once a year and make changes as appropriate. An update to the PD does not always warrant a classification or compensation change, but having an updated PD in your personnel file is highly recommended.

Spotlight on Workforce Planning

The Workforce Planning team is responsible for classification, compensation and recruitment. Our goal is to make sure your positions are classified properly, that employees are compensated equitably, and that you get the best candidates for your vacancies. In order to best support you in all of these efforts, we'd like to get to know you better and understand all of your needs. We encourage you to invite our Senior Workforce Planning Analysts to your department to learn more about your organization. The more we know, the more effectively we can meet your needs. 

Spartan 101

Last month we told you about changes to the New Employee Orientation, including Spartan 101, the revamped New Employee Welcome. We are excited to partner with University Advancement as we rebuild this program with a focus on the Vision 2017 goals of Spartan Pride and Helping and Caring. We're looking forward to getting our new employees engaged in the University's strategic mission as they lean more about the campus community. We plan to roll out Spartan 101 in June of this year.

Well U and Kaiser Permanente

Stress Management: Using the Mind Body Approach

Medical science has made some amazing discoveries about how emotions, thoughts, and behaviors can impact physical symptoms and affect our health. Understanding this "mind-body connection" can be the first step to managing your daily stress and feeling better mentally and physically. In this 8 week series, you'll learn to recognize the sources of stress in your life and how to manage stress-related symptoms and illnesses. You'll learn about ways to relax and develop healthy lifestyle habits to enhance pleasure and improve self-care.

The series will run every Tuesday, starting on July 2 through August 20 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in Clark Hall 547. If you are interested in registering, or for more information, please contact Julie Wong.