Employee and Labor Relations

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The Employee and Labor Relations (ELR) team is committed to promoting effective, fair, and professional relationships between the university and its employee groups.  The ELR team partners with University leadership and supervisors to administer employment strategies which support the University’s mission and strategic initiatives.

The ELR team provides critical services including:

  • Building relationships with employee representatives including union leadership and OA Council
  • Serving as the University representative in union contract negotiations
  • Ensuring compliance with collective bargaining agreements and employment policies
  • Training supervisors and managers on best practices in areas of performance management, discipline, grievance handling, and other ELR matters
  • Consulting with supervisors and employees to address workplace climate concerns and build more productive supervisory relationships
  • Providing guidance on performance management and discipline matters
  • Managing the employee grievance process