Employee Relations

As a staff employee at Case Western Reserve University, you are an important member of the university team, including faculty, researchers, and administrators, dedicated to teaching, discovery, and service. Your employment experience will be a positive one as you take the time to become familiar with the university's policies on Human Resources and your shared responsibility in the university's commitment to excellence.

Please email the Employee Relations staff at eerel@case.edu with any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have.


Leave of Absence Information

Below is a link to a checklist for anyone who might be going on a leave of absence.
Leave of Absence Checklist

Please click here for the Leave of Absence Request Form.

Human Resource Administrators' Meetings

In May 2012, the Payroll Department and Human Resources Benefits Administration Office provided information on pay systems, timesheets, and the sick and vacation benefits especially in relation to leaves of absence. The February 2012 HRA meeting featured the Human Resources Compensation staff who presented information on the university's compensation processes. In November 2011, representatives of the university's employee assistance provider, EASE@Work, were our guests and discussed the emotional employee. Information regarding any of the above presentations will be provided as needed - please feel free to contact Employee Relations.

The August 2011 session was presented by Employee Relations to discuss the process for addressing behavior issues via the Communication and Expectations (I-2), Work Environment/Professionalism (I-7), and Positive Corrective Action (III-3) policies. (See presentation). Examples of documentation are contained in the presentation to aid in preparation for counseling employess and commencing formal corrective action for behavior issues that you may encounter. If you have any questions regarding the information contained in the material, please feel free to contact Employee Relations.


Supervisory Briefing Sessions

Most recently, Employee Relations presented a session on Documenting Performance and Behavior Issues. Please click here to view the presentation. Supervisory Briefing Sessions and other seminars were conducted such as Legal Updates and Managing a Diverse Workforce. See "Prior Supervisory Briefing Sessions" below for a more detailed list of presentations. If you would like information regarding these topics, please feel free to contact Employee Relations.

Prior Supervisory Briefing Sessions:

Legal Update/FMLA and ADA presented by Employee Relations, the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity, and the Office of Counsel. Click on the title to view the presentation.

Tackling Troubling Employee Behavior
Presented by EASE at Work (CWRU Employee Assistance Program provider) and Employee Relations.

"Increasing Employee Productivity - University Performance Management Process"
Presented by Employee Relations.

"Managing a Diverse Workforce"

Case Integrity Hotline

Case Western Reserve University 's mission of excellence in education, research, and clinical service depends on the integrity of all members of its community – employees, retirees, vendors, students, and alumni. This Hotline Policy is being established to communicate the methods for members of the university community to report unethical or illegal behavior that might jeopardize the university's mission, and the procedures to be followed for investigating those reports

CALL 1-866-483-9367 or go to the Hotline Website for ANONYMOUS reporting of professional misconduct.

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HR Policy Manual

CWRU Business Policies

Staff Employee Handbook