Supervisor and Manager Resources

Investing in your professional development will help you and your team succeed. Check out these training opportunities and resources.


  • Lunch and Learn Monthly Sessions
    UA HR leads monthly sessions providing updates to supervisors and an opportunity to directly ask questions of UA HR leadership.

  • Family Medical Leave (self-paced)
    This training provides information on what Family Medical Leave (FML) is, eligibility, amount of leave allotted, the process for requesting FML, responsibilities of the employee and supervisor, mechanisms that can be used to record leave, as well as the communications both the employee and supervisor can expect.

  • This training is designed to help better understand employee leaves and how they interact: Family Medical Leave (FML), Leave Share, Parental Leave, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Short-term Disability (STD), and Long-term Disability (LTD). Learning outcomes will result in participants having a broad understanding of the leaves and protections available to UA employees, an understanding of where to direct employees for additional assistance, and where resources can be located on the benefits website.

  • Supervising for Success (self-paced)
    Supervising for Success consists of three modules that cover topics from recruitment, through performance management, safety, support resources, benefits, and diversity, equity and inclusion. *Stay tuned- this program is being expanded.*

This module will cover the topics of compliance, classification and compensation, recruitment, hiring and retention.

This module covers topics of employee engagement, Board of Regents Policies and University Regulation, training, ethics,  Diversity, equal employment opportunity, safety, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Americans with Disabilities Act  (ADA). 

This module covers topics of communication and crucial conversations, conflict resolution, workplace bullying, performance management and evaluations, professional development, progressive discipline, and organizational change. 

  • This training will give employees and supervisors an easy, constructive overview on starting and maintaining effective remote work environments. This training will cover; setting your schedule and designing your remote workspace, choosing technology, staying connected, building trust in your team, and avoiding burnout.

  • This training includes a step-by-step tutorial on completing evaluations through MyUA, preparation for evaluations, the supervisor and employee's roles and who to contact for questions or issues will also be covered. 

  • Training resources are continuously offered as advertised on the UA HR Training Calendar. If you miss the live training, check out the learning library for the recording for a self-paced learning option. Within the MyUA learning library, under the 鈥淭ype鈥 drop down,  click on 鈥淭ier 3鈥 for these options. 

  • Giving effective feedback is difficult. Most people avoid opportunities to give constructive feedback and give infrequent and often unhelpful positive feedback. This session addresses strategies on how to deliver effective feedback at work or at home. The training will offer multiple examples and provide participants with ample practice to learn how to give feedback that helps individuals improve performance.

Supporting your Employees

  • This resource is a quick guide for proactive performance management on approaching coaching conversations, identifying strengths and discussing development, providing constructive criticism, along with examples of how to start these conversations. Contact UA Labor and Employee Relations in advance of these discussions for additional guidance and support. This resource is also available in the MyUA Performance Evaluation Training session listed below. 

  • This resource provides self service support for HR professionals and employees wanting to find procedures and information regarding employment benefits, compensation, talent acquisition, leave, accommodations, labor and employee relations, off-boarding, payroll, and much more.

Employee Experience

  • Prospective Employees   
    We offer a robust and comprehensive benefit package to our employees as part of our total compensation strategy. Here we outline our benefits at a high level - including our health and retirement plans, paid time off, and more.
  • UA Talent Acquisition 
    This resource provides information for job seekers, recruiters, training and development opportunities for employees.
  • Onboarding Employees     
    The new employee experience begins well before they arrive at the University. These resources will assist you with onboarding your new hire.
    • Employee Benefits Support
      This resource provides a benefits overview, required action items to set up benefits and additional benefit-related resources for both regular and temporary employees.  
    • Newly Hired Employee Resources
      This page connects new hires to information technology resources, benefits information, and university-based onboarding services.
    • University-based Onboarding
      This resources will connect you to the university-based onboarding contacts for UAA, UAF, UAS and System Office employees.
  • Offboarding Employees   

    • Separating Employees
      This page outlines how to submit an intent to separate from the university, benefits considerations, and information for supervisors.
    • Supervisor Actions (separating or transferring)
      It is the responsibility of supervisor to ensure their separating employees return all university related items issued to them (keys, computers, ProCards/ Travel Cards), and security accesses are addressed or revised.

      If an employee is completely separating from the university, security coordinators will receive an automated message at the time the employee鈥檚 position is ended in the system, however that is not the case for an employee transferring to another role within the university. 
      Contact both your UA security coordinator and for assistance with a transferring employee.