Labor & Employee Relations

primary services

Employee Relations
  • Act as a primary resource for units and employees regarding the application and interpretation of university policy documents, including collective bargaining agreements.
  • Partner with supervisors and employees to develop performance management plans that include formal feedback that serves to maximize employee performance.
  • Assist with the coordination of various compliance activities, including Ethics Training and Positive Time Reporting.
  • Assist with the resolution of workplace concerns, including complaints and formal grievances.
  • Act as an intake officer for complaints of discrimination and harassment filed under the campus policy.
  • Act as the designee for grievance hearings and responses at the director’s step of negotiated grievance procedures.
  • Provide information and assistance to employees applying for disability leave and shared benefits.
  • Advise units and employees with Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) on eligibility provisions and application procedures.
  • Coordinate multi-unit staffings that bring together campus expertise on responding to critical incidents and special situations, including fitness to work and workplace violence. 
Labor Relations
  • Provide contract administration and interpretation for those subject to union contract provisions.
  • Interpret and communicate legislation relating to policy and law that impact represented employees.
  • Participate in the collective bargaining process for represented employees.
  • Host labor/management meetings as a forum for addressing immediate and ongoing concerns of employees and management.
Labor & Employee Relations (LER) Personnel

Academic Human Resources
Phone: (217) 333-0033


Title

Name

Email

Associate Director, LER

Sharon Reynolds

sreynlds@illinois.edu

Assistant Director, LER

Heather Horn

hwilson@illinois.edu

Employee Relations Coordinator

Yulee Kim

ycarpen2@illinois.edu

 

Staff Human Resources
Phone: (217) 333-3105


Title

Name

Email

Director, LER

Leslie Arvan

arvan@illinois.edu

Assistant Director, LER

Robb Craddock

rcrad01s@illinois.edu

LER Coordinator

Nichole Hemming

nicholel@illinois.edu

LER Coordinator

Sonya Holley

sonyah2@illinois.edu

HR Representative

Annette Huss

ahuss@illinois.edu