The Higher Ed Workplace Blog

4 Ways to Mitigate Risk Related to Sexual Misconduct and Harassment on Campus

by Missy Kline

When it comes to creating a safe, inclusive, equitable campus, culture is the bottom line. But changing the culture and transforming the mindset of an enterprise as large and complex and multifaceted as a higher education institution certainly doesn’t happen overnight — it’s a slow and steady journey. While helping their colleges and universities navigate this bigger change over the long term, there are also things HR can do in the short term to help reduce risk, ensure fairness, and support institution-wide efforts to create a culture of safety and respect on campus.

6 Ways to Keep Your Retirees Engaged

by Missy Kline

Retired staff and faculty are often an untapped resource for colleges and universities. While many retirees would like to stay connected and engaged — with their colleagues, with students, with the campus community as a whole — they just aren’t sure how to do so.

DOL Issues Opinion Letter on Wellness Activities

by CUPA-HR

The letter addresses whether the FLSA requires compensation for the time an employee spends voluntarily participating in certain wellness activities, biometric screenings and benefits fairs.

After the Flood: How One College’s Disaster Response Plan Helped It Weather the Storm

by Missy Kline

After Hurricane Harvey inundated Houston, Texas, and the surrounding Harris County with torrential rains and catastrophic flooding last August, Houston Community College was able to resume normal operations in less than two weeks while also providing flexibility and assistance to those students and employees who were most impacted.

HR and the Courts: Recent Rulings and Legislation

by CUPA-HR

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira.

HR and the Courts: Recent Rulings and Legislation

by CUPA-HR

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Read the latest from Ira.

House Holds Paid Leave Hearing

by CUPA-HR

On July 24, the House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing on the Workflex in the 21st Century Act. The bill would amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act to create Qualified Flexible Work Arrangement plans under which employers could offer paid time off and flexible work arrangements.

HR and the Courts: Recent Rulings and Legislation

by CUPA-HR

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira.