In this issue of UHR|Connect, we have featured our university’s Staff Relations office. Staff Relations is comprised of a team of experienced professionals with the mission of collaborating with management to promote a positive and productive work culture among the employees of UMD. Each member of the staff endorses effective HR practices that are essential in establishing and maintaining productive employer-employee relationships in the context of the work rules in effect in our community. They provide various consultation services and training classes on topics including: performance management, the grievance process, collective bargaining and union agreements, and the Performance Review and Development (PRD) process and content. Staff Relations seeks to align the employees’ needs and rights with the business needs of the larger organization.
UHR has recently added a new member to the university’s Staff Relations team. Jennifer Matthews has been selected as the new Director of Staff Relations and her first day is Monday, July 6th. She brings a wealth of knowledge with her to UMD, including experience in higher education and government and she will play a key role in facilitating proactive consultative services to the university. We look forward to orienting her to our campus and services. Please join us in welcoming her.
We want to thank Bill Pugh for serving as the Acting Director for the past year and a half.
We hope you enjoy this issue.
Assistant Vice President
University Human Resources
Last updated: March 16, 2017