Good to Know!

Good to Know!

Did you know that Auburn University’s single largest controllable annual investment expense is in your hands?

Yes, as a supervisor, it’s true. It’s the people talent, the faculty and staff of Auburn University that are the single largest controllable expense, with the combined compensation and benefits expense exceeding $600 million. Indeed, a sizable investment!

Yes, it is a big job; however you are not alone. There are approximately 1,200 other supervisors delivering results through the creativity, expertise, and energy of approximately 11,000 faculty, staff, and students who are contributing through an amazing variety of job activities.

Additionally, the Human Resources Department is committed to providing you with relevant and timely information and tools supporting your supervisory success.  To this end, we deliver “Good to Know!” a short, to-the-point, and actionable bulletin targeted to you, a busy supervisor.

Each issue presents a single aspect of policy, principle, regulation, or practice in “bite-sized” digestible portions -- highlighting the “who, what, where, when, why, and how” for the featured topic. Click on the links below to read any of the “Good to Know!” bulletins.  They may present new information to you, or simply be a refresher. In either case, with Auburn’s single largest controllable investment expense in your hands, we are here for you, and are striving to deliver the information and tools you need to wisely manage this investment.

Topic Date

Conducting performance reviews during modified operations

June 16, 2020
It's important to encourage, recognize your employees during the pandemic April 27, 2020
What supervisors should know about flex scheduling and work arrangements April 1, 2020
The importance of screening questions March 5, 2020
It's time for mid-year conversations with your employees January 8, 2020
New online resources for Student and Temporary Employment August 3, 2018
Tips and Tools for Performance Reviews April 16, 2018
Accountability + Honesty = Accurate Reviews March 8, 2018
Top Tips for Conducting Performance Review Meetings June 7, 2017
Apply for FMLA due to Family Member's Serious Health Condition May 15, 2017
Now is the Time to Conduct Performance Reviews April 4, 2017
Employment Process Improvements March 13, 2017
Job Family Promotion Program February 24, 2017
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People February 17, 2017
Why You Should Conduct Mid-Year Feedback Sessions January 6, 2017
FLSA Changes: What Your Employees Want You to Know October 25, 2016
FLSA Final Rules - Part 2 (Academic Administrative Positions) September 13, 2016
Performance Reviews Due June 30 June 17, 2016
FLSA Final Rules - Part 1 June 7, 2016
Job Family Promotion Program March 18, 2016
New and Improved Leave Form February 29, 2016
Proposed Changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act - Part 3 December 7, 2015
Proposed Changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act - Part 2 November 16, 2015
Proposed Changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act - Part 1 November 4, 2015
Voluntary 403(b) Retirement Plan June 2, 2015
HR and Payroll Merge! January 14, 2015
Inclement Weather/Closing of Offices January 8, 2015
Compensatory Time-off December 15, 2014
University Staff Business Travel November 17, 2014
Accurate Recording of Hours October 23, 2014
Last updated: 06/16/2020