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Employee Relations and Engagement

Employee Relations and Engagement has several functions designed to provide information and assistance to all University employees on a wide range of workplace issues. Our office provides workplace improvement tips and resources to all university employees to improve the workplace environment.

Administrators, supervisors, and all K-State employees can contact our office to ask questions about employment policies. We also provide guidance on conflict/dispute resolutions and guidance related to individual and organizational effectiveness in the workplace, with the goal of developing high quality and effective resolutions to workplace issues.

Our office conducts mediations, facilitate conversations and coordinates the University's dispute resolution systems. We also make referrals to the ombudspersons, mediators, and other resources, when appropriate. The unit also oversees labor relations and is responsible for negotiations with unions representing service and maintenance employees and university police, offering guidance to all employees in the interpretation of memoranda of agreement and grievance resolutions over interpretations of the memoranda.

The Director of Employee Relations serves as the campus ADA Coordinator and is responsible for the University's compliance with ADA. In this role, the Director assists with requests for reasonable accommodations in the workplace.

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Employee Relations and Engagement has several functions designed to provide information and assistance to all University employees on a wide range of workplace issues.

Consultation: Administrators, supervisors, and any K-State employee can contact our office to ask questions about employment policies. We also provide guidance on conflict/dispute resolution and guidance related to individual and organizational effectiveness in the workplace, and we strive to assist with and develop high quality, effective resolutions to workplace issues.

Dispute/conflict resolution: We conduct mediation, facilitate conversations and coordinate the University's dispute resolution systems, which includes direct assistance with workplace disputes/conflicts and referral to ombudspersons, mediators, and other dispute resolution services.

USS Disciplinary and Grievance Processes: We administer the disciplinary and grievance processes for USS employees. The Director acts on departmental requests for disciplinary action, such as decision-making leave, dismissal and demotion.

Unclassified Professionals Disciplinary and Grievance Processes: We provide assistance to University administrators upon request concerning employment actions and processes, including the grievance process for unclassified professionals.

Disability Services: The Director serves as the campus ADA Coordinator and is responsible for University compliance with the ADA. The Director assists with requests for reasonable accommodations in the workplace.

Workplace Improvement Tips and Resources: Any K-State employee can contact our office to inquire about tips and resources to improve the workplace environment and/or conflict/dispute work related issues.


Contact information:

Charlotte Self, Director and ADA Coordinator
785 532-1868
charlott@ksu.edu

Paul Volino, Senior Specialist
785 532-6229
pvolino@ksu.edu

LaVerne Williamson, Specialist
785 532-1878
lavernew@ksu.edu

 

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