Employee Labor Relations

The Employee & Labor Relations staff serves as advisors on labor and employee relations issues including:

  • Negotiate collective bargaining agreements.

  • Interpret and administer personnel policies and collective bargaining agreements.

  • Provide disciplinary process consultation.

  • Provide crisis & threat management.

  • Manage complaints, disciplinary issues & resolutions.

  • Conduct fact-finding investigations.

  • Coordinate criminal investigations.

  • Assist in investigating harassment/discriminatory complaints.

  • Manage employee grievance process.

  • Attend termination & suspension meetings.

  • Attend unemployment claims/compensation hearings.

  • Manage performance improvement plans.

  • Coordinate, review & train in FMLA compliance

  • Serve as subject matter expert for training.

  • Provide supervisory training on policies, employee management and performance management process.

  • Notify employees of training opportunities and conduct training on various compliance issues.

  • Coordinate reduction in force planning.

  • Coordinate seniority and bumping rights.

  • Coordinate layoffs.

  • Administration of Union release time & monitoring of union business.

  • Manage employment and personnel issues for employees.

  • Assist in candidate interview selection process.

  • Respond and advise on subpoena requests.

  • Notify OU Card Services IT, etc., of last day of employment.

  • Collect university property (including ID cards from employee & family members).

  • Contact appropriate offices for cancellation of building & network access

  • Develop/update policies and procedures documents/manuals and ensure appropriate placement for accessibility.

  • Conduct and document exit interviews.

  • Coordinate required and ad-hoc commujnications for UHR

  • Responds/coordinates responses to audit requests.

  • Manage HR-related files (both hard copies and OnBase)

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