The Human Resources workshops are designed to help participants understand key employment principles and policies at the University of Pittsburgh. Participation in the workshops marked with a (*) require that you supervise the work of other staff.

Compensation Administration for Supervisors*

Presenters: Compensation Staff
Office of Human Resources

Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. to 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

This workshop is designed to provide supervisors with an overview of their role in administering the compensation function for staff within their department. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the Staff Classification System 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 repesentatives from the Compensation Department, learn news and updates regarding compensation policies, and have the opporutnity to ask questions.

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Discrimination and Harassment Prevention (online)

It is the responsibility of everyone in the University community to maintain a campus environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. This 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. To complete this course, go to https://slate.workplaceanswers.com/univpittsburgh or contact Employee Relations at 412-624-4645 for further information.

Navigating PittSource for Supervisors*

Presenters: Sarah Morgan, Manager
Recruiting and Client Services, Office of Human Resources

Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. to 11:30 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

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 sesison with a good understanding of how to crate and approve a 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!

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PRISM TRKS - Employee Timecards (online)

Online employee training will provide step by step instructions for staff members using the University’s automated time and attendance system, PRISM TRKS. Training will provide “how to” instructions on:

  • Creating and submitting timecards
  • Viewing accrual balances
  • Creating weekly templates
  • Revising submitted time cards

...and much more! Visit the PRISM TRKS online training site to participate in training.

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 participate in training.

The Respectful Workplace*

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

Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: 9–11:00 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

Everyone knows the importance of preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace. The University of Pittsburgh policies and sound management practices dicate preventing all forms of disrespectful behavior that that are harmful to others, have an adverse effect on morale, and undermine productivity. Participants will leave this workshop with a heigtened sensitivity and awareness for identifying bahaviors that are disrespectful and/or illegal. They will learn how to prevent such behaviors, how to respond when they arise, and how to foster an environment based on mutal respect.

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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

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 9–11:00 a.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall

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

Everyone knows the importance of preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace. The University of Pittsburgh policies and sound management practices dicate preventing all forms of disrespectful behavior that that are harmful to others, have an adverse effect on morale, and undermine productivity. Participants will leave this workshop with a heigtened sensitivity and awareness for identifying bahaviors that are disrespectful and/or illegal. They will learn how to prevent such behaviors, how to respond when they arise, and how to foster an environment based on mutal respect.

Register for this Session