Employee Relations serves as a resource to the university by promoting a safe and positive work environment. Advising and educating employees and supervisors on a variety of employee relations issues. In any work environment conflict can arise and employees may need assistance in interpreting policies or understanding the processes that govern workplace relationships. The Office of Human Resources’ department of Employee Relations is here to support employees with proactive intervention. Our office is available to work with you to resolve issues that threaten your ability to be productive in the workplace.
What Employee Relations can do for you as an employee:
Performance Expectations: Performance improvement plans should be developed to address the specific performance needs of the employee, should provide clear, concise examples of performance behaviors that are not meeting expectation and include desired behaviors, timelines, deadlines, outcomes, consequences, etc. The manager and employee should work together during the meeting to develop the plan and establish SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely) goals for the employee. All plans should include the action steps that will be taken to correct sub-standard job performance and a follow-up plan to monitor results. All agreed upon steps in the plan should be fulfilled by both the manager, as well as the employee.
Corrective Action: Information is provided to employees promoting a better understanding of management’s goals and policies. Information is also provided to employees to assist them in correcting poor performance, on or off duty misconduct, and/or to address personal issues that affect them in the workplace.
Northern Kentucky University (NKU) will provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations to enable employees and campus visitors to participate in the life of the campus community. Individuals with disabilities are responsible for reporting and supplying documentation verifying their disability. Employee requests for accommodations must be initiated through the Office of Human Resources. The extent of accommodation need will vary by individual and the determination as to whether a request is reasonable will be addressed on a case-by-case basis by the ADA Coordinator in consultation with the employee's manager.
If you have questions about your rights under the ADA/ADAAA and the documentation process required to establish that status, please contact the ADA Coordinator at (859) 572-7827.
If you are interested in employment opportunities at NKU and require reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources.
Our shared objective is to nurture an environment of inclusivity and to address barriers that may exclude or impede our staff and faculty’s ability to pursue their career objectives.
We welcome your support and commitment toward an environment of shared academic excellence.