Formal and informal approaches to resolving workplace issues are available.
Discuss the issue with someone who is neutral, to gain perspective or ideas about how to approach the issue. Options include:
If the issue involves another co-worker and you want to talk with that person, address the topic using behavioral terms. Use "I" messages to discuss behaviors you have observed or experienced, how the behaviors make you feel, and how you're hoping to work together moving forward.
NOTE: If the workplace issue includes sexual harassment, prohibited sexual conduct, consensual sexual relationships or Title IX Administrative Policy and Procedures, the matter may be formally reported. You can also talk with Sexual Harassment Prevention Office (SHPO) staff directly at any time about a sexual harassment issue; you may wish to review the Consultant and Advice information on the SHPO website.
A formal approach to a workplace issue could include:
These policies and process apply to regular staff employees after completion of Trial Period:
During a regular staff employee's Trial Period, these policies apply:
Faculty members may wish to speak with their Chair, Associate Dean, Dean or others in the school who have a role related to resolving workplace issues. The Faculty Affairs Office in the Provost's Office is your resource; you may also wish to consult the Faculty Handbook to review any applicable policies.
In addition, these references include information for specific groups: Handbook for Academic Council Faculty, Medical Center Line Faculty, Academic Staff-Teaching and Other Teaching Staff. Chapter 4: Statement on Faculty Appeal Procedures.
Academic Staff may wish to consult with your school's Human Resources manager. Policies are set forth in Chapter 6 of the Faculty Handbook: Academic Staff-Teaching: Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, Artists-in-Residence: Appointment Polices and Procedures.
In addition, these reference guides are available:
This policy and process applies to temporary and casual employees (and regular employees during your Trial Period):