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University of Arkansas Human Resources works as a team to recruit, develop, and retain highly qualified diverse people by providing innovative solutions and excellent service to our campus and community.

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HR News 2017

Fayetteville Policies and Procedures 402.1, Background Checks and Substance Abuse has been expanded to support the University of Arkansas’ efforts to provide a safe and secure environment for the University community.  This update aligns our campus with recent updates to the UA System background check policy, and is consistent with best practices in higher education and among major employers.  The policy changes apply to new faculty, staff, volunteer, graduate assistant and applicable student hourly positions posted on or after September 1, 2017.  At a minimum, persons hired into these positions must submit to a criminal background and registered sex offender check.  Depending on the nature of the position, substance abuse testing and/or financial history checks may also be required.  For complete details on Background Checks and a listing, by position title, of required checks, please visit our background checks page. 
Employees enrolled in UA health coverage have until 9/30/2017 to complete the wellness requirements (completing the on-line health assessment, including agreeing to the tobacco pledge, and completing the biometric screenings). Employees who successfully complete these requirements no later than 9/30/2017 will receive a $1,400 reduction in their 2018 health plan out-of-pocket maximum. The out-of-pocket maximum is the combined copayment, deductible, and coinsurance participants pay during the calendar year. For more information about the 2018 Wellness period, see the announcements sent to employees home address by Onlife and the email notice sent by Human Resources.



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The Supervisor Development Certificate Program is an effort to promote excellence in selecting and managing the University’s work force. The program teaches new supervisors the essential skills and knowledge to be an effective leader and coach for other employees. This is an eight-part program. Each session is offered three times a week starting September 5th. Please register for all eight sessions through the EDP Training Calendar. You will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program. Any questions can be addressed with Valerie Casey at or 575-5351.
The Human Resources Talent Development team is offering an exciting new certificate program for employees to gain the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for success within the University of Arkansas! This is a six-part certification program designed to help an employee learn the basics of improving their professional skills. Skills learned will include: writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing skills, effective communication, building a positive relationship with your boss, improving presentation skills, and conflict resolution. The courses are designed to be taken as part of the entire certification program or as a stand-alone course to freshen your skills. Completion of all six parts will qualify for the certificate.
Please visit the EDP Training Calendar for registration. Classes begin on September 20th. Limited seats are available. Any further questions can be addressed with Valerie Casey at 575-5351 or by email at
Join UAPD for an eye-opening presentation on Preventing Campus Violence. This exciting presentation will include everything you need to be prepared. From identifying and reporting possible threats to having your team prepared and knowing how to respond to various workplace threats. Click here to register.
Welcome to the University of Arkansas!  New Employee Orientation (NEO) includes information you need as you begin your UA employment. Part I includes an introduction to the University community, history, traditions, resources, and staff benefits (not health related). Click here to register.
Welcome to the University of Arkansas; New Employee Orientation (NEO) includes information you need as you begin your UA employment. Part II includes detailed benefits information including insurance and retirement benefit options. You have 31 days from your appointment date to enroll in benefits.  Visit the New Employee Virtual Benefits Orientation and How to Enroll in Benefits Online. Or, Click here to register for the in-person training that is offered once a month.
Promoting Diversity and Inclusion is presented by the Employee Development Program to support the diversity initiative and goals on the University of Arkansas campus. The context of the University's diversity initiative, history, and goals are covered as well as interactive exercises and discussions, and descriptions of moving along a continuum that leads to inclusive behavior. Click here to register.
These interactive sessions are designed to deepen the participant's knowledge of how biases impact our society and our workplaces. However, these workshops not only increase understanding, they engage participants to use that understanding to become allies in creating a more inclusive and accessible campus environment. Topics include: Disability, Gender Bias, Privilege and Prejudice, and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Click here to register. 
This seven-part certificate program is designed to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and resources needed to be effective in hiring, developing, coaching, and disciplining employees. Topics include: Interviewing and Selection, Onboarding, Communication Skills, Employee Engagement, Supervising Multiple Generations, Time and Project Management, Workplace Violence Prevention, Performance Management, Conflict Resolution, the Grievance Process, Discriminatory Harassment, The Americans with Disabilities Act, The Family and Medical Leave Act, and Legal Issues in Supervision.  Click here to register.
These trainings will train users on each function in PA 7. Topics include: Position Descriptions, Create a Posting, Evaluating Applicants/Interview Review, Completing Hiring Proposals, and Evaluating Performance for Classified Employees. Click here to submit a ‘Training by Request’ form.