Employment and labor relations has become a complex arena governed by numerous state and federal laws and regulations. Additionally, the University has a collection of policies that support a positive work environment, ensure compliance with established laws and regulations, and create a framework in which management, human resources, and employees should operate.
University Policies and Resources
- The Standard Practice Guide is the official university policy manual and is written to ensure careful compliance of the law. Following this guide will minimize legal issues.
- Collective Bargaining Agreements govern University employees who are unionized. A list of job titles and pay rates are included in each of these contracts.
- The University's Office of the General Counsel is responsible for responding on behalf of the University to lawsuits and formal complaints to external agencies or courts (e.g. the Michigan Employment Security Agency, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Michigan Employment Relations Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Department of Labor, etc.
- Michigan Medicine Policies, Procedures and Guidelines provide standard guidance for all Michigan Medicine personnel, which helps maintain a safe and healthy environment for employees and patients.