Employee Relations

Employee relations focuses on the relationship between employee and employer, supervisor and direct reports, and among co-workers. It includes matters that relate to a respectful work environment and culture, effective communication, managing employee performance, ensuring that relations with employees comply with applicable laws and regulations, and resolving workplace disputes and conflicts.

Employee Relations is important in all areas of an organization’s life, from recruitment initiatives through departure strategies. This encompasses workforce planning and employment, hiring, staffing, performance management, coaching, counseling, discipline training, professional development, and termination.

If you would like more information on any of these matters, or have a specific issue or situation you would like to discuss, please feel free to contact:

Pamela E. Gavenda, SPHR
Associate Director, Employee Relations
Phone: (315) 443-7612
Fax: (315) 443-1522
E-mail: pegavend@syr.edu

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