Employee Relations and Recognition

Dedicated to creating and sustaining a positive work environment by helping to resolve work-related problems and by providing special programs to recognize and reward employees’ contributions to the organization.

Since its founding, the University of San Diego has practiced open and direct communication with employees.  We believe skills and abilities are enhanced by good working relationships, which, in turn, contribute to the foundation of a strong and healthy university.  You will find we take our responsibility to provide good working conditions, pay, benefits, personal growth and development opportunities very seriously.

We believe in the dignity of each employee and expect you to treat others with fairness respect, and openness.  We incorporate the Mission of the University and the Code of Conduct into our employee relations practices.  Direct and honest communication is strongly encouraged between you and your supervisor.  Such communication is likely to enhance understanding and create rapid solutions to problems.  Open communication with your supervisor also enhances the ability of USD to recognize exemplary contributions you make to the success and growth of the university.

To support this philosophy, the university has established an Employee Relations Service to assist you and your supervisor with the resolution of work related issues.  The Department of Human Resources respects the privacy of the employee and treats discussions with the fullest degree of confidentiality.