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Employee & Labor Relations

Employee & Labor Relations is committed to promoting respectful, effective, fair, and professional relationships between UC Davis and its employee groups.

The initial resource for managers and employees.

The Employee and Labor Relations (ELR) department works to enhance the relationship between the university and employees by providing direction and guidance on unions, policies, agreements and more. We work closely with both managers and supervisors in Davis and Sacramento to ensure the correct application of policies, procedures and laws are being used to manage a large, diverse, and round-the-clock workforce.

Employee Relations

The Employee Relations unit provides employees and supervisors with the resolutions of work-related issues. We provide consultation and advice to managers, supervisors and employees regarding Human Resources issues, including performance management, corrective actions, interpretation of policies and procedures and collective bargaining agreements, training of staff policy and procedures, FMLA, etc.

Employee Relations Functions:

  • Performance Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Corrective Actions
  • Counseling
  • Skelly Review Process
  • Investigations
  • FMLA
  • Layoff
  • Leave Management
  • Unsatisfactory EPAR’s
  • P&P/Contract Interpretation
  • Training

Labor Relations

The Labor Relations unit is dedicated to creating and sustaining a positive work environment. We work to effectively communicate with the campus community on issues regarding collective bargaining, grievance processes, changes in labor law and more. We enhance understanding and create rapid solutions to other issues such like arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges and complaints to state agencies.

Labor Relations Functions:

  • Grievance and Complaint Administration
  • Conflict Management
  • Arbitrations, Unfair labor Practice (ULP) Hearings; Misc. Agency Complaints
  • P&P/Contract Interpretation
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Union Relations: Notices; Labor Management Meetings; Information Requests (IR); Collective Bargaining; Organizing & Demonstrations
  • Training