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.



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

Why Performance Reviews are Helpful

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: 01/10/2023