Employee Handbook Section 1 - Introduction
The Human Resources staff is committed to providing you excellent service. There are a number of ways for you to contact us.
Our website, located at www.wmich.edu/hr/,
offers comprehensive information, forms and helpful links. The site also includes the Employee Handbook and Human Resources Policies and Procedures Manual (PPM).
Our office has several
units, each of which is briefly described below. Please let us know how we can help you.
- HR services administers the University's compensation system,
performance management process, and the processes for hiring, transferring and terminating
employees, including the job opportunity program. In addition, HR services administers your employee benefits, including all group insurance plans (health, life and long-term disability) leave plans (including FMLA), and other benefits. This unit also assists employees with retirement planning and
services, including tax-deferred savings plans.
- Human resources information systems generates information on both a scheduled and ad
hoc basis in response to administrative and management requirements of the University.
- Staff labor relations oversees employee relations for bargaining staff
employees, including all discipline issues, grievances, and contract negotiations and interpretation.
Other helpful resources
- Human Resources encourages you to visit the WMU website to learn more
about all aspects of the University.
Equity oversees and administers the University's affirmative action and
equal employment opportunity programs and policies, the Americans with Disability Act and
related accommodations, and also addresses issues of equality and justice for all members
of the University as consistent with the University's Non-Discrimination Policy.
- The Employee Assistance Program is a free and confidential
service that assists employees with personal issues.
- Campus Employee
Dispute Resolution Services is a free mediation service that helps employees
find mutually agreeable solutions to interpersonal disputes with other individuals. Western Michigan University treats CEDRS mediation
service in a confidential fashion.