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Policy and Procedure

Affirmative Action 101

Facilitator: Dana Hutchinson
Target Audience: Supervisors, Hiring Managers, and all interested faculty and staff
Time Allotted: 1 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: HRS010

Overall Objectives: This workshop will discuss the fundamentals of affirmative action in employment. Covers UVM's expectations and procedures related to affirmative action and will identify resources available to hiring officials and committees.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define Affirmative Action, discuss the laws and regulations related to Affirmative Action and explain the implications for the University
  • Define Affirmative Action Plans and discuss the University's plan
  • Discuss the University's recruiting guidelines and procedures
  • List the resources available to hiring officials and committees

Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Affirmative Recruitment

Facilitator: Dana Hutchinson
Target Audience: Supervisors and Hiring Managers
Time Allotted: 2.5 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: HRS004

Overall Objectives: This workshop will cover updated recruiting practices and procedures that support the University's goal of achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce and assure compliance with federal regulations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define cultural fluency and the role it plays in the hiring process
  • List the essential elements of a successful search
  • Describe strategies for building diverse pools
  • Describe effective, fair interview practices
  • Discuss objective selection best practices and strategies
  • Provide tools and sample materials designed to assist hiring officials and committees

Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Classification at UVM

Facilitator: Ginnie Gude
Target Audience: Hiring managers and supervisors
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: SLE021

Overall Objectives: Understanding UVM's career pay structure will enable supervisors to properly classify positions in order to accomplish their business objectives. This class will aid hiring managers and supervisors to develop opportunities for career planning and advancement for their employees. This session will provide information about UVM's Career Pay structure. Learn about the position-based compensable criteria that are used to classify positions at UVM. We will discuss the Fair Labor Standards Act and how FLSA determinations are made.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe UVM's Career Pay structure
  • Define position-based compensable criteria
  • List three position-based compensable criteria and describe how each impacts the classification of a position
  • Define the Fair Labor Standards Act and describe how FLSA determinations are made

Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Preventing Sexual Harassment and Bias

Facilitator: Jes Kraus and Dana Hutchinson
Target Audience: New Employees, Managers and all other interested employees
Time Allotted: 2 Hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: NEO002

Overall Objectives: Join the Office of Affirmative Action for a conversation about your rights and responsibilities related to the prevention of sexual harassment and bias on campus. This interactive session will explore the issue of sexual harassment and bias prevention using real life examples and will give you the tools to recognize and respond appropriately. This workshop will also cover the ins and outs of reporting and documenting incidences of harassment and bias on campus and discuss the support resources available.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define important terms related to Sexual Harassment and bias
  • Describe your rights under applicable law and policy
  • Analyze everyday scenarios and discuss how to resolve them

Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


Staff Compensation at UVM

Facilitator: Ginnie Gude
Target Audience: Hiring managers and supervisors
Time Allotted: 2 hours
PeopleSoft Course Number: HRS009

Overall Objectives: This session provides basic information and a framework for understanding staff compensation at UVM. This workshop also covers staff compensation practices and how to write an effective salary proposal will aid hiring managers and supervisors when faced with the task of setting salaries for employees.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the University's compensation methodology
  • Explain how the FLSA impacts compensation
  • Describe the characteristics of an effective salary proposal

Pre and Post-Class Actions Required


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Last modified June 03 2014 03:05 PM