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 supervisors are often the first to address these issues. The Office of Human Resources’ department of Employee Relations is here to support supervisors 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 a supervisor:
Corrective Action: Advice is provided to supervisors on how to correct poor performance and employee misconduct. In such instances, progressive discipline, regulatory and other requirements must be considered in effecting disciplinary actions, resolving employee grievances and appeals.
Performance Improvement Plans: 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.
Effective January 1, 2014 effected a tobacco free policy on the NKU campus with the guiding belief that the Northern Kentucky University community deserves a healthy place in which to learn, work, live, and visit. A mindful campus environment involves continued awareness of various health risks and adverse environmental conditions. We support initiatives that enhance the well-being of our campus community consisting of faculty, staff, students, guests, visitors, and contractors.