Available K-State Resources
Kansas State University is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. The KSU Affirmative Action Program is organized in compliance with several federal and state laws, executive orders and implementing regulations.
Human Systems Consulting is available to all faculty and staff of Kansas State University at no cost to the person or persons receiving services. The service is designed to help resolve problems with workplace relationship issues and can focus on communication, relationship style, stress management, attitude, and other related issues.
Employee Assistance Program (K-State PPM)
Kansas State University is genuinely interested in the health and well-being of its primary resource - people. It is in the best interest of both the members and the University to provide assistance to those with personal problems including alcohol and chemical abuse or dependency, mental or emotional illness, family and work relationships, or other conditions which may adversely affect job performance.
In support of the university's mission, the department offers services to K-State employees, their supervisors, and, in some instances, members of their families. Services offered to classified employees include dispute resolution, mediation, and an internal grievance process.
State of Kansas HealthQuest Employee Assistance Program (EAP, Formerly LIFELINE)- Telephone: 1-888-275-1205 (option 7) or TDD/TT 800-766-3777
EAP is a voluntary, confidential, FREE, service that provides eligible employees and their dependents with professional counseling and referral services. EAP employee benefits provide both telephone counseling and referral and 1-4 visits with a professional counselor.
The Office of Academic Personnel assists the provost, deans, department heads, faculty, and unclassified professionals in employment related matters relative to faculty and unclassified professionals as well as assuring compliance with university policies, federal and state legislation, and Board of Regent's policy.
The Office of Diversity works with all sectors of the University to enhance racial and cultural diversity and create a campus environment that fosters both academic excellence and appreciation of diversity.
At K-State an ombudsperson is a faculty member or an unclassified professional assigned to assist faculty members and unclassified professionals with problems related to employment.
K-State developed an interim policy on Mediation for faculty and unclassified personnel in 2001. Mediation programs have become more common on university and college campuses throughout the United States as one option in resolving disputes. It is very important to K-State that employees feel comfortable & safe in the work place and that you are being treated fairly.