Developmental Plan for a New University Supervisor
This is the recommended developmental plan for any administrator who will supervise Administrative-Professional (exempt) or University Staff (non-exempt) employees; more tailored plans can be developed by contacting the Director of Human Resource Development, Ben Smith (844-4145 or email@example.com).
Who should use this plan
For the purposes of the development activities listed here, a Supervisor of Administrative Professional (AP) and University Staff (US) employees is designated, authorized, and accountable to act for the University and use independent judgment and be directly involved in decisions to interview, hire, promote or terminate an employee; initiate/approve personnel action forms; approve work schedules, leave/absences, and travel; assign and review work for quality and compliance; develop performance standards and periodically review individual performance and prepare reports; initiate disciplinary action; provide technical/administrative assistance and counsel; identify training and development needs and provide or arrange to meet them; and provide personal counsel and hear complaints.
The plan is time-phased with recommendations for courses within the first six months of supervision, the first year, and then optional leadership development courses. Descriptions of all the numbered courses are available in the Training and Development Guide found at http://www.auburn.edu/administration/human_resources/hrd/guide.pdf.
Phase I – Immediate Need
Be engaged in or take these courses within the first six months of becoming a supervisor:
“The Supervisor’s Orientation”: If you have not received this CD-Rom set within your first three months, contact Ben Smith (844-4145 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
“Understanding Compensation and Classification”: go to http://www.auburn.edu/administration/human_resources/compensation/ccp/training.htm to view this explanation of our system for classifying positions and paying for the work done.
Phase II – Managing University Resources
Begin to take these courses within the first year as a supervisor:
Phase III – Leadership Development Opportunities
Engage in these leadership development, supervisory soft skills as time allows and as they fit your individual needs:
Registering for classes
All the courses, except those designated as “online,” can be located in and registered for in the online training management system Fast-Train which can be found at https://http://www.auburn.edu/administration/human_resources/hrd/fast-train.pdf . The online courses can be accessed by contacting Mary Elizabeth Fukai (email@example.com or 844-7391).
Last Updated: April 3, 2015
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