Employee Relations provides direction and oversight for a variety of non-union staff employment matters, including leaves of absence, staff performance and disciplinary issues, staff employee grievances including formal complaints, investigation of harassment and other workplace misconduct allegations, all anticipated terminations, and unemployment compensation claims.  Employee Relations also provides proactive assistance to both employees and supervisors on the interpretation and implementation of policies, procedures, and the Staff Handbook directives.  For questions, please contact a member of the Employee Relations Staff.

Select Online Training Courses

Preventing Employment Discrimination

It is the responsibility of everyone in the University community to maintain a campus environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. This one hour online training program is available to all University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff to help you identify, avoid and report wrongful behaviors. The program outlines basic legal considerations relating to employment discrimination and the University’s policies and procedures that prohibit discrimination and harassment.

Visit training.newmedialearning.com/ped/pitt to complete this course or contact Employee Relations at 412-624-4645 for further information.

Sexual Harassment Prevention

To promote a professional academic and working environment, as well as to ensure compliance with the University's policies on sexual harassment, faculty and staff are required to complete sexual harassment prevention training.  The training course is available to all faculty and staff online. 

Visit training.newmedialearning.com/psh/pitt to complete this course.  In addition, you can call Organization Development at 412-624-8044 to discuss whether a facilitated workshop within your department may be appropriate.

Disciplinary Concerns

If an employee violates a University policy or rule or is not meeting performance requirements, has been insubordinate, or has engaged in conduct affecting the workplace and/or other employees or students, a supervisor may take disciplinary action. Learn More » 

Faculty and Staff with Disabilities

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in employment practices.  Learn More »