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Online Manual: Human Resources

Tina Pryor, Director
Commons, 1100 Dent, 734-764-4173
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Human Resources--working in collaboration with dean’s, directors and managers--provides consultation, oversight and support for all staff HR services and academic HR services for the School of Dentistry.  A strategic objective of the School is to help facilitate and promote the recruitment of a diverse faculty and staff.

  • Interact with University HR to assure compliance with University human resource policies, federal and state laws, current human resource procedures, programs and best practices
  • Develop and provide advice and guidance on School HR policies and procedures and resolve issues
  • Provide leadership and direction regarding HR strategy collaborating with management regarding short and long-range strategic objectives regarding workforce planning/talent management/organizational development and effective recruitment to build a great place to work environment for all employees.

The following are important University policies that you should be made aware as the University is intolerant of unprofessional, inappropriate or unethical behavior.  The HR office ensures compliance with School and University HR policies and practices including employment laws and applicable awareness/training such as, but not limited to:

Human Resources Service Center

Room 1110 Dent, Commons Area

  • The hire process for all faculty, staff, temporary & student temp appointments
  • Visa and I-9’s processing and compliance
  • Workforce administration changes (appointments/salary/funding/additional pay)
  • People Pay (non-employee)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Volunteer appointments
  • Assist HR Director with organizational effectiveness initiatives
  • Assist with classification/compensation of employees
  • Coordinates the School’s New Staff Orientation/Onboarding

Human Resources Director’s Office

Room 1212 Dent,  Administration

  • UMSD/Sr. Manager responsible for HR operations and strategy including OD/WF/TM
  • Oversight/Leadership/Direction for HR Service Center
  • Liaison with University HR and Academic HR regarding University/School compliance, policy and procedures.
  • Manage staff compensation, clarification, wage and salary administration
  • Manage staff and union relation issues and grievances
  • Consult with managers and employees on handling conflict and performance issues>
  • Lead for UMSD Affirmative Action/EEO Compliance
  • Consult/advise management regarding progressive discipline and represent the School during disciplinary review conferences
  • Develop and advise management regarding strategies and tools to effectively manage and engage the workforce:
    • Performance Management/Employee Development/Work Plans
    • Feedback
    • Customer Surveys
  • Provide leadership for the School’s Staff Forum
    • School-wide staff engagement and staff development initiatives
    • All Staff Retreat
    • Thank You – You Make the Difference (faculty/staff/student recognition program)