The goal of the Employee Relations unit in HR is to be proactive in maintaining and enhancing a positive, constructive, and efficient work environment for all Kent State employees. The university recognizes the importance of positive employee relations and of providing avenues to assist employees in resolving issues that may affect their job performance.
Employee Relations services include working with managers and employees to develop processes to improve performance and enhance communications at all levels. This includes performance management tools, 360 degree feedback process, team development, meeting facilitation, and change management.
Employee Relations is also home to the university's Staff Ombudsman, who is available 24/7 to assist in resolving workplace issues and conflict involving classified and unclassified staff. More information on the role of the Staff Ombudsman, including contact information, is available here.
330-672-4636 (Staff Ombuds)