New Supervisor Track

Overview

The New Supervisor Track is designed for individuals who are new to directly managing or supervising the work of other staff. The workshops combine technical knowledge and skill-building to help participants learn the responsibilities and characteristics of an effective supervisor. Participants will learn leadership skills as well as key employment policies and the role they play in managing day-to-day human resources issues for their departments.

Note: All individuals who directly manager or supervise the work of other staff are welcomed to attend

Documentation and Employee Performance - For Supervisors (Online)

This 20-minute presentation provides basic guidance for University supervisors with respect to the importance of maintaining documentation of employee performance and workplace behavior issues. Applying general principles and practices in the context of two hypothetical employee situations, supervisors will learn: (1) the reasons to create and maintain detailed documentation, (2) what kinds of issues and matters to document, (3) what kinds of documents to create, and (4) how and where to maintain such documentation. This course can be completed online at your convenience. Please register via the FSDP registration process or contact the Employee Relations department at 412-624-4645 for further information.

Family Medical Leave Act

Presenter: Jane Volk, director
Cheryl Ruffin, employee relations specialist
Employee and Relations, Office of Human Resources
Aynsley Jimenez, supervisor of employee benefits
Benefits, Office of Human Resources

Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. –11 a.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall

Who Should Attend: Supervisors and department administrators

The federal government mandates unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons for eligible employees. This workshop will describe the provisions of the law and how it interfaces with the University's leave programs. You will learn about administrative procedures that are the responsibility of departments and those of the Office of Human Resources. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

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Managing Staff Absenteeism - For Supervisors (Online)

This presentation, intended for University supervisors, explains University policies and procedures that apply to situations involving staff absenteeism and recommends practical steps that supervisors can take to effectively manage cases of excessive absenteeism. This course can be completed online at your convenience. Please register via the FSDP registration process at www.hr.pitt.edu/fsdp or contact the Employee Relations department at 412-624-4645 for further information.

PittSource New-User Training

Presenter: Michelle Fullem, director
Kaitlyn Konkle, recruiter
Recruiting and Client Services, Office of Human Resources

Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 9–11:30 a.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall

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

Department administrators and hiring managers who are responsible for any part of the staff recruitment process within their assigned department. Having direct responsibility for some part of the departmental hiring process is a prerequisite for participation.

This workshop is designed for department administrators and hiring managers who are new to using PittSource or who have limited experience with this hiring tool.  Workshop facilitators will provide a review of how to navigate and best-utilize the University’s online applicant tracking system - PittSource.  The session will cover such topics as:
•    How to navigate through PittSource (modules, user groups, inbox, watchlist)
•    How to create and approve job description and selection requests
•    How to review applicant documents and change applicant status
•    How to customize your search screens and export these results
•    ...and much more!

Participants will leave this session with a solid understanding of PittSource.

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PRISM TRKS - Supervisor Timecard Approval (Online) 

Online supervisor training will provide step by step instructions for supervisors using the University's automated time and attendance system, PRISM TRKS. Training will provide "how to" instructions on:

  • Approving submitted staff timecards
  • Modifying submitted time cards on behalf of your employee
    Viewing standards reports such as the Missing Time Card and Time Off Balances Reports
  • Assigning alternative or assigned approvers

...and much more! Visit the PRISM TRKS online training site to get started.

Recruiting 101: Understanding the Staff Hiring Process At Pitt

Presenter: Amy Miller, senior recruiter
Sarah Morgan, senior recruiter
Recruiting and Client Services, Office of Human Resources

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 9–11:30 a.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall

Who Should Attend:Department administrators and hiring managers who are responsible for any part of the recruitment process within their assigned department. Having direct responsibility for some part of the departmental hiring process is a prerequisite for participation.

The foundation of a successful workforce relies on selecting, hiring, and retaining the best candidates. This session will educate participants on the overall recruitment process as it pertains to a University department and their assigned representative from the Recruiting & Client Services department. Emphasis will be placed on tasks such as posting open staff positions, interviewing candidates, selecting a finalist, and the onboarding process. Participants will leave this session with a solid understanding of the life of the staff recruitment process.

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Time and Attendance Record Keeping

Presenters: Compensation Staff
Office of Human Resources

Date: Friday, October 24, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall

Who Should Attend: Department managers, administrators, and supervisors

This workshop is designed to give participants an overview of the University’s policies and procedures concerning time, attendance, compensatory time, and exempt/nonexempt issues with regard to employee pay. Time will be allotted to answer difficult questions regarding individual employee circumstances and to provide an overview of the University’s automated Time and Attendance system, PRISM TRKS. Attendees should leave this session with a clear understanding of University policies and procedures for processing employee pay in a variety of circumstances.

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