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. Participants may take these workshops in any order. Certificate requirements include completion of all courses and satisfactory completion of a Knowledge Mastery Check.

Participants are expected to track their own progress using the Completion and Tracking Form and report completion of required courses to Organization Development. Information, registration, and participation instructions are available at www.hr.pitt.edu/fsdp.

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

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

COMPENSATION ADMINISTRATION – FOR SUPERVISORS

Presenters: Compensation Staff
   Office of Human Resources

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
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. 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 representatives from the Compensation Department, learn of news and updates regarding compensation policies, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

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FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA) – FOR SUPERVISORS

Presenters: Keith Kapusta, Employee Relations Specialist
   Employee and Labor Relations, Office of Human Resources
LaKeisha Gray, Benefits Analyst
   Benefits, Office of Human Resources

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
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

The federal government mandates unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons for eligible employees. This workshop will educate supervisors on the provisions of the law and how it interfaces with the University’s leave programs. Participants will also learn about administrative procedures that are the responsibility of each department and those of the Office of Human Resources. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

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FOSTERING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE – A SUPERVISOR'S ROLE

Presenters: Cheryl Ruffin, Institutional Equity Manager
Warren McCoy, Institutional Equity Specialist
   Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
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

The workshop is designed to help supervisors gain insight and learn the foundational concepts of diversity and how to foster an environment that makes employees feel valued and included. Participants will define and discuss terms such as diversity, micro-aggression, implicit bias and other relevant terms and through dialogue, videos and exercises, will examine the ways they impact the workplace. The participants will discuss the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and review the additional resources and training opportunities available at the University.

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NAVIGATING PITT WORX TALENT CENTER – FOR SUPERVISORS

Presenter: Sarah Morgan, Manager
   Talent Acquisition, Office of Human Resources

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time: 9–11:30 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

Pitt Worx is a cloud-based suite of human resources, payroll, and financial applications with built-in social, mobile, and analytic capabilities. Talent Center is a modern talent recruiting, hiring, and onboarding system. This workshop is designed for supervisors who are responsible for any part of the staff recruitment process within their department. Facilitators will provide a review of how to login in to Talent Center, create a requisition, add approvers, create reference check requests, create offers, and more!

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TALENT ACQUISITION: UNDERSTANDING THE STAFF HIRING PROCESS AT PITT – FOR SUPERVISORS

Presenter: Sarah Morgan, Manager
   Talent Acquisition, Office of Human Resources

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
Time: 9–11:30 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. The foundation of a successful workforce relies on selecting, hiring, and retaining the best candidates. This session will provide participants with an overview of the recruitment process and a supervisor’s role in partnering with their Talent Acquisition representative to reach their hiring objectives. Participants will leave this session with a good understanding of tasks such as posting open staff positions, interviewing candidates, selecting a finalist, and the onboarding process.

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UNDERSTANDING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR STAFF TIME OFF – FOR SUPERVISORS

Presenter: Tenecia Ross, Director
   Employee and Labor Relations, Office of Human Resources

Date: Wednesday,December 18, 2019
Time: 1–3:00 p.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall

Note: This workshop is available via video conference to Pitt’s regional campuses. Specific room details sent via email 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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