Looking for some extra opportunities on the side? Outside commitments by University employees may be beneficial and are allowed, as long as they do not interfere with employment responsibilities, compete with coursework offered by the University or services offered by the employee's unit, or exceed the time limits allowable for outside consulting by eligible faculty and academic professional and administrative (P&A) employees. For more information and to review this policy, visit the University of Minnesota Board of Regents Policy.
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As an employee of the University, you have the right to include or update information in your personnel files that may be pertinent to your performance of job duties. You may also review your personnel record upon written request.
An employee is entitled to review his or her personnel record once every six months. A former employee may obtain a copy of his or her personnel file free of charge once a year for as long as the record is maintained. For more information, check out the ASR Employee Handbook.
ASR is a service unit that reports to the Office of Undergraduate Education and furthers the University's mission of education, research, and outreach. You're probably aware that ASR is made up of six units, but do you know what each one does? Take a peek at the ASR Employee Handbook to learn the responsibilities of each unit and to view the current ASR organizational chart.
We all know the core of ASR's mission is to make a positive difference in students' lives. But have you taken the time to also brush up on our vision and values? Or our customer service philosophy? They're equally as important! You can read all about them in the ASR employee handbook.
If you're a supervisor, your role is critical to the success of your team. A strong supervisor-employee relationship encourages high employee performance and trust. Here are some great suggestions and resources for doing just that. Your employees will appreciate your effort!
Staying healthy and safe at work is important. ASR has many resources available to help with this. From wellness initiatives to an employee assistance program to a walkstation, the University is committed to ensuring happy, healthy, and well-supported employees. The ASR Employee Handbook also includes information regarding emergency preparedness and workers compensation.
Whether you're new to ASR or been here for years, the ASR intranet includes a list of useful phone numbers and websites. You can quickly look up the web address or campus phone number for a variety of services and departments, such as Employee Benefits, Employee Self-Service, Human Resources, Payroll, and the Regents Scholarship Program, among others. Take a peek; it's all just a click away.
Have you recently joined ASR? If so, welcome! You probably feel inundated with new information right now, but when you have a chance, check out ASR's checklist for new employees and employee guide to the University. You'll learn a bit more about resources available on campus and what types of items to discuss with your new department.
With annual reviews right around the corner, it's nice to know exactly how our job performance will be appraised. Check out the ASR Employee Performance & Development Appraisal Form to see how your job expectations will be assessed, and don't forget to update your IDP!
Whether your work space is a wide open cube, or you leave your office door open 24/7, it's important to keep in mind that others are working around you. After all, we don't all need to know your latest news. Though it's great to catch up with co-workers, it's important to be respectful of other around you. Try to keep conversations--both professional and personal--relatively quiet.