East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is committed to providing a work environment that embraces the University's core values: PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential; RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity, and trust; DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected; EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic; EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.
Our Employee Relations staff provides the campus community with proactive assistance in creating and maintaining a fair and positive work environment.
|Consultation Services||Employees and supervisors may contact our employee relations staff for confidential guidance and/or advice concerning a work situation, a complaint, or grievance.||
|Mediation Services||Faculty and staff are encouraged to use our confidential mediation process to help communicate with their co-workers and supervisors when seeking a resolution to a conflict.|
|Employee Recognition||The Employee Recognition Program provides an opportunity for employees and students to nominate individuals or groups for their service to the university or the community. Selected employees receive a gift and certificate and are featured on the Human Resources website.|
||ETSU practices progressive discipline beginning with supervisory counseling to ensure prompt, consistent and fair treatment of all employees. Before taking any action, supervisors should read the progress discipline policy, and/or contact Employee Relations for a consultation.|
Employee Training and Development
||We offer classroom andeTraining individuals, groups and department on topics ranging from documenting performance to responding to inappropriate workplace behavior.|
|Performance Evaluations||Evaluations are performed annually and during an employee's initial 6-month probationary period to assist personnel in professional development and in achieving University goals. The procedures outlined apply to every regular full or part-time, non-faculty University employee.|
Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides no cost consultation and referral for employees and their eligible family members. Examples of problems that may be addressed include substance abuse, family, marital, emotional, legal, financial, elder care, workplace, stress, etc.
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