role of the Office of Human Resources is to design, develop,
and implement a comprehensive human resources program to serve
the University community and attract, reward and retain high
quality faculty and staff. The office provides services to
prospective, current, and retired University
employees. Working closely with department administrators,
the Office of Human Resources is
committed to delivering programs and services that make Boston
University an employer of
office is divided into six sections: Employment and Training,
Employee Relations and Labor Relations, Compensation, Benefits,
Operations and Systems, and Equal Opportunity.
Employment and Training section recruits clerical,
maintenance, and entry-level professional candidates. Ongoing
professional growth and procedural workshop training for
faculty and staff is also conducted by this section.
Employee Relations and Labor Relations section advises
supervisory personnel on the interpretation of University
labor agreements, policies, and procedures. Employee Relations
Representatives assist University departments in meeting
their staffing goals and managing job performance. This
section also acts as advisors to employees and supervisors
to resolve conflicts, promote effective working relationships,
and provide guidance regarding career advancement. Additionally,
this section assists with the recruitment of middle and
senior level professional candidates.
Compensation section monitors compensation policies
and practices within the University. Through comprehensive
salary surveys for the University and for individual departments,
management is advised on issues related to salary competitiveness.
Benefits section administers the Universitys
benefitshealth and dental insurance, short and long-term
disability plans, retirement plans, the life insurance program,
tuition remission program, and long-term care plan, and
oversees expenditures in these areas. The Benefits section
also analyzes, plans, and implements changes to benefits
plans to ensure effective delivery to employees.
Systems and Operations section provides technical
support that includes mainframe programming, database management,
network and desktop support. This section is responsible
for the maintenance of employee records (manually and electronically),
the ongoing development and maintenance of human resources
information systems and the Human Resources website, the
ongoing support of special projects that require technical
support, and federal, state, and management reporting requirements.
Opportunity section is responsible for ensuring
that the University is in compliance with state and federal
laws, rules, and regulations governing equal opportunity.
In consultation with the General Counsels Office,
the Director of Equal Opportunity investigates complaints
and provides training on the Universitys Sexual Harassment
Policy and equal opportunity issues.
Office of Human Resources is also responsible for negotiating collective
bargaining agreements, settling grievances and arbitrations,
and maintaining management/union relationships for the five
unions representing different groups at the University.
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