University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources
Employee Relations

The University of Minnesota has over 18,000 employees system-wide, and it is those 18,000 plus individuals that make our institution great. Maintaining positive relationships with our varied and diverse employee groups is a top priority because their work is vital to the education, research, and outreach mission of the University.

This Web site provides timely information on the status of labor negotiations and other labor relations issues as well as the University's position on key labor relations topics.

Our human resources consultants are available to help managers and supervisors interpret and apply employment-related policies, rules, and contracts; manage performance; and resolve workplace conflicts.

Graduate Assistant Union election update

The Bureau of Mediation Services dismissed the Charge of Unfair Election Practices filed by United Auto Workers (UAW) against the University of Minnesota, finding that the University did not engage in any unfair election practice that affected the outcome of the election. The election results stand, and the Maintenance of Status Quo Order has been lifted. Graduate assistants will remain in their non-union status, and the University is free to resume discussions related to terms and conditions of employment. For more information, visit Graduate Assistant Resources.

Toolkit for Managers and Supervisors

The Manager's Toolkit provides managers and supervisors with processes and procedures to guide them through hiring, managing, compensating, and developing employees.

Manager's Toolkit

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