Supervisory Expectations

Title: Supervisory Expectations
Approved by
Date Approved:
Effective Date: 06/03/2019
Responsible Official: Vice President of Human Resources
Responsible University Office: HR Employee Relations
Revision History: 01/01/1995; 01/01/2002; 01/01/2008
Related Legislation and University policies: Positive Corrective Action (PCA) Policy
Review Period: 5 years
Date of Last Review
Relates to: all supervisors (executive staff, senior staff, and staff)
Exclusions: all non-supervisory positions

Policy Statement

A supervisor is expected to manage their employees’ performance. Leadership styles may vary, and supervisors may utilize the style that works best for them. Regardless of style, however, the key elements of a successful supervisor are communications, teamwork, role modeling, and accomplishments. Supervisor responsibilities include:

  • Communicating focus, goals, and services that will achieve the university's mission with staff
  • Interacting with staff and other members of the university community in a professional manner
  • Providing timely and constructive feedback on performance, including the Annual Performance Review Process
  • Timely addressing performance or behavior that falls below acceptable standards or fails to serve the success of the individual, team, or university
  • Timely approving time in HCM
  • Timely addressing excessive absenteeism
  • Timely submitted Personal Action Forms (PAFs) pursuant to the Termination of Employment Procedure
  • Recommending changes to policy through consultation with appropriate university personnel
  • Attending leadership development programs, on-campus supervisory briefings, and training programs
  • Promoting university-wide cooperation among employees
  • Mentoring newer members to the university community
  • Understanding, sponsoring, and implementing the evolving changes necessary for continued success in teaching, research, and scholarship
  • Supporting and implementing, in a proactive and constructive manner, all university policies
  • Focusing on academic, research, and business issues rather than on personal interests
  • Linking goals and objectives of each individual to overall department goals and objectives

Supervisors who consistently fail to successfully meet the standards of this policy or to follow or implement university policies appropriately may be subject to corrective action and/or be required to attend supervisory training through the Professional Development Center.