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Former Sr. Director of Employee and Labor Relations Honored (October 2014)

Pat Day, who retired in November from her position as senior director of employee and labor relations at Johns Hopkins University, has been granted Honorary Life Membership in the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Honorary Life Membership is the highest honor for recognizing retired CUPA-HR members who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the higher education human resources profession and long-term leadership in the association. More...

Tags: CUPA-HR, Employee Relations

Mediation Works: An Opportunity for Resolution (December 2012)

People bring different perspectives, work styles, and personalities to the workplace and will naturally find themselves in conflict. Conflict in the workplace might just be a co-worker in the next cubicle talking too loudly or miscommunication between a supervisor and an employee regarding job expectations. The University introduced the Workplace Mediation program to help staff deal with workplace conflict in a constructive way and to promote a collaborative work environment. More...

Tags: Employee Relations, Mediation

New Name for Personnel Policy Manual (June 2012)

Effective June 1, 2012, the Personnel Policy Manual is being re-titles to Human Resources Policy Manual. More...

Tags: Employee Relations

Workplace Mediation Program (April 2012)

Want to know more about the university’s Workplace Mediation Program? The procedures for the program are now available on the web: http://hrnt.jhu.edu/pol-man/section/section8a.cfm More...

Tags: Employee Relations

A New Workplace Mediation Program (February 2012)

Do you have communication problems with your supervisor or a coworker? Are you having disagreements with an employee over how things should be done or who should do what? Are your work style and personality incompatible with those of your supervisor or a co-worker? Are you involved in any workplace conflict that you just cannot resolve on your own? Mediation offers you an opportunity for resolution. The University is introducing a new voluntary mediation process to eligible staff as a form of alternative dispute resolution, or ADR, to resolve workplace conflicts. More...

Tags: Employee Relations

Accepting Applications for JHU Peer Mediator Candidates (February 2012)

We are now accepting applications for JHU peer mediators! In order to be considered at this time, interested candidates must be JHU employees and available to participate in the five-day mediation training class on May 8, 9, 10, 14, and 15, 2012, 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m. Prior training and experience are not required. Interested JHU employees are invited to apply for the peer mediator opportunity with the JHU Workplace Mediation program. Visit http://mediation.jhu.edu for the application form and to learn more about the program. The application deadline is February 10th. More...

Tags: Employee Relations

JHU Grievance Process Amended (February 2012)

Formerly the grievance process, the university's appeal process is designed to provide prompt and orderly resolution of issues arising in the course of employment. The overall processing time has been reduced; employees initiating an appeal now have the opportunity to choose/designate a member of the appeal panel; and, under certain circumstances, the employee has the option of waiving step one of the appeal process.
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/policies/grievance.cfm More...

Tags: Employee Relations