HR Working Guide
Working Guide - For Your Information
Diversity at the University
Summary: The University of Rochester envisions itself as a community that welcomes, encourages and supports individuals who desire to contribute to and benefit from the institution's missions of teaching, research, patient care, performance, and community service. Members of the University's community come from different geographical areas, represent differences in ethnicities, religious beliefs, values, and points of view; they may be physically different, have different intellectual interests, and have different abilities.
See Policy 102
Employee Assistance Program (Strong EAP)
Summary: Strong EAP is a worksite-based program which offers confidential, professional guidance to faculty, staff and their families when personal or work-related challenges become difficult to manage alone.
Family Care Program
Summary: The Family Care Program provides referrals to University employees seeking child or elder care services. Family Care furnishes listings of day-care centers, licensed day-care homes, and babysitters (including UR students), specific to the geographic area and hours for which care is required.
Family Care does not make recommendations or guarantee the services of any provider. It is the individual’s responsibility to interview providers, check references, and ultimately select a care provider that meets the needs of the family.
Human Resources Management System (HRMS)
Summary: HRMS is a state-of-the-art system that manages applicant and employee data, which includes personal and biographical information as well as information regarding pay, tax status, employment status, benefit status, position history, etc.
Office of Human Resources
Summary: Human Resources supports the University in its mission by developing programs and policies that recognize the diversity of a dynamic University community, enhance organizational effectiveness, and ensure quality recruitment, retention, training and development of employees. Each department is assigned a Human Resource Representative to assist in all HR matters, and both the Medical Center and the River Campus have on-site offices to provide easily accessible service to employees.
Summary: The role of the Intercessors is to investigate and respond to questions and concerns about issues of harassment and discrimination expressed by any member of the University community. Intercessors work with faculty, staff, and students and their school or department to suggest outcomes and resolutions that adhere to established University policies and procedures, as well as state and federal law. Intercessors serve as a resource to the University to provide guidance and education on University policy related to harassment and discrimination.