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Hi folks….I have a non IT related question for the group.

 

We are in the middle of evaluating the overall culture in engineering and one of the committees that was formed was professional development and mentoring for staff.  One thing that came up in our first meeting was the lack of a local HR representative in the school.  Historically, we have always had one but when the last person in this position left, they spread the responsibilities out across different individuals.  The overall feeling from the group is that this actually hurts the school since there isn’t a single resource with the expertise to coordinate and manage development and/or recognition programs at the school level.

 

So, my question to the group, do your schools have a dedicated, local HR representative or id the responsibilities spread out across departments, leveraging the central HR department?

 

Thanks,

Jim    

 

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James A. Daigle

Director, Information Technology

Pratt School of Engineering

Duke University

919-660-8467

 

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Hi Jim, At NC State we have an H/R group in the Dean's Office headed by an Assistant Dean that acts as an interface between university H/R and the departments. NC State is currently in the process of creating "regional" Business Operations Centers that will service multiple colleges and business units with both finance and h/r functions so I'm not sure if we'll have college-level h/r reps after that process is done, but we do now. I will also say that the folks in the Dean's office don't really do anything from a professional development standpoint other than for finance and h/r personnel. They do manage the college-level aspects of a couple of personnel recognition programs. Keith *************************************************************************************************** Keith Boswell Director of Information Technology and Engineering Computer Services College of Engineering, North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, 27695-7901 919-515-7930 ***************************************************************************************************
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Here in the College of Engineering at Colorado State University we have a dedicated HR Manager just for our college. This individual reports to our Assistant Dean, but for Equal Opportunity functions reports directly to the Dean. - Mark Ritschard At 12:20 PM 10/19/2012, James Daigle wrote: >Hi folks..I have a non IT related question for the group. > >We are in the middle of evaluating the overall >culture in engineering and one of the committees >that was formed was professional development and >mentoring for staff. One thing that came up in >our first meeting was the lack of a local HR >representative in the school. Historically, we >have always had one but when the last person in >this position left, they spread the >responsibilities out across different >individuals. The overall feeling from the group >is that this actually hurts the school since >there isn't a single resource with the expertise >to coordinate and manage development and/or >recognition programs at the school level. > >So, my question to the group, do your schools >have a dedicated, local HR representative or id >the responsibilities spread out across >departments, leveraging the central HR department? > >Thanks, >Jim > >-- >James A. Daigle >Director, Information Technology >Pratt School of Engineering >Duke University >919-660-8467 > >********** Participation and subscription >information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group >discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mark R. Ritschard Mark.Ritschard@colostate.edu Assistant Dean for Operations College of Engineering tel: (970) 491-7954 Colorado State University fax: (801) 409-7640 Fort Collins, CO 80523-0914 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "He is no fool, who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose." - James Elliott ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
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