COVID-19 Impact on HR Guidance

Please be advised that guidance provided throughout the HR website may be modified or adjusted as we respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and manage a fluid and dynamic situation.

Please visit the the COVID-19 response resources webpage for consolidated HR-related information.

Continue to pay close attention to your university email and frequently monitor the UO’s coronavirus website as the best place to get the latest information about the UO’s response to COVID-19. Questions, concerns, or suggestions should continue to be directed to the inquiry web form.

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
  • Collaborating with HR Partners to resolve employment situations and partnering through delegated responsibilities
  • 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

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