FSDP: Human Resources Administration Certificate Program

The Human Resources Administration Certificate Program is a series of eight workshops designed for University of Pittsburgh supervisors to acquire the knowledge necessary to effectively administer the policies, procedures and guidelines relative to human resources within their department. This program addresses the supervisor’s role and responsibilities in key areas such as recruiting, compensation, employee relations and various aspects of compliance. All workshops required to earn a certificate in this program will be offered on a rotating basis each fall and spring through the Faculty and Staff Development Program (FSDP).  Participants may take these workshops in any order. Certificate requirements include completion of all courses and satisfactory completion of a Knowledge Mastery Test.

Participants are expected to track their own progress using the Completion and Tracking Form and report completion of required courses to Organization Development.

Read the frequently asked questions to learn more about the HR Administration Certificate Program.

The HR Administration Certificate Program consists of the following eight workshops:

  • Compensation Administration for Supervisors
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for Supervisors
  • Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace – A Supervisor’s Role
  • Managing Staff Performance: Addressing the Need for Improvement
  • Managing Staff Performance: Maximizing Your Staff’s Potential
  • Navigating PittSource for Supervisors
  • Talent Acquisition: Understanding the Staff Hiring Process at Pitt – for Supervisors
  • Understanding Policies and Procedures for Staff Time Off – for Supervisors

Compensation Administration for Supervisors

Presenter: Compensation Staff
 Office of Human Resources
Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time: 9–11:00 a.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall
Note: This workshop is available via web conference to Pitt’s regional campuses. Specific details sent via email prior to workshop date.
Who Should Attend: Individuals who directly manage or supervise the work of other staff

This workshop is designed to provide supervisors with an overview of their role in administering the compensation function for staff within their department. Particpants will gain a bsic understanding of the Staff Classification Ssytem and salary administration, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and what it means to be exempt versus non-exempt, and policies regarding work schedules and paid time off. Participants will meet representatives from the Compensation Department, learn of news and updates regarding cmpensation policies, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

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Navigating PittSource for Supervisors

Presenter: Sarah Morgan, Manager
Recruiting and Client Services, Office of Human Resources
Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall
Note: This workshop is available via web conference to Pitt’s regional campuses. Specific details sent via email prior to workshop date.

Who Should Attend: Individuals who directly manage or supervise the work of other staff

This workshop is designed for supervisors who are responsible for any part of the staff recruitment process within their department. Workshop facilitators will provide a review of how to navigate and best-utilize the University's online applicant tracking system - PittSource. Participants will leave this session with a good understanding of how to create and approve a job description and selection screens and export these results, and....much more!

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Understanding Policies and Procedures for Staff Time Off - for Supervisors

Presenter: Jane Volk, Director
Employee and Labor Relations, Office of Human Resources

Dates: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m
Location: 342 Craig Hall
Note: This workshop is available via web conference to Pitt's regional campuses. Details will be emailed prior to workshop date.

Who Should Attend: Individuals who directly manage or supervise the work of other staff

There is a wide variety of reasons for which staff request time off from work. It is not always easy for supervisors to discuss these requests with their staff. In addition to educating supervisors on University policies and procedures around staff accrual and usage of sick days, vacation days, and personal days, this workshop will help participants learn the dos and don'ts of engaging in time off discussions with employees. Facilitators will discuss how policies and procedures provide a framework for supervisors to manage these requests while also protecting the staff member's employment. The basics of Family and Medical Leave Act leaves, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability leaves, and Leaves of Absence will also be covered.

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