NDSU requires all employees to complete several training courses annually. Additionally, employees who supervise others or work with specialty equipment or hazardous materials are required to take additional training courses related to their position responsibilities. These courses are provided by the University Police and Safety Office, the Division of Equity, Diversity and Global Outreach and the Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit. Lists of the training courses required by the University can be accessed from the links below.
Training for specialty areas (supervisors, hazardous materials/equipment, etc.)
Training Offered by Human Resources/Payroll
Human Resources/Payroll offers several specialized trainings in a wide variety of topics of broad interest to all NDSU employees including leadership and usage of the Peoplesoft/HRMS module. Click on one of the areas below for more information on some of the available topics.
In addition to the programs indicated, specific departmental needs can be addressed and programs can be developed based on availability of resources.
The division of Finance and Administration and the Office of the President sponsors Genuine Leadership), a management and supervisory leadership program. There are thirteen three-and-a-half hour sessions usually held Fall and Spring semesters. The course is open to all managers and supervisors within the University, but does not cover issues specific to faculty. The program addresses universal leadership qualities and principles that assist managers and supervisors to become genuine leaders who can translate their goals into reality. Based on the most current management research, this program assists in developing people into leaders who can tackle tough business decisions, inspire others to take action, and create effective work relationships within NDSU.
The following topics are covered:
Core Interpersonal Skills:
Principles & Qualities of Genuine Leadership
Providing Constructive Feedback
Addressing Emotions at Work
Resolving Conflicts within Your Team
Clarifying Performance Expectations
Correcting Performance Problems
Developing Team Agility: Day-to-Day Tools
Speaking to Influence Others
The Hallmarks of Supervisory Success
Supervising in the Public Sector Environment
The Genuine Leadership program has received positive feedback from more than 180 NDSU employees who have completed the course.
The cost for the course is $500.00. Staff should discuss with their supervisor funding options. If your department is unable to fund, please contact your VP Office for other possible options.
Periodic sessions are held to update Human Resources/Payroll users of new laws, policies, processes, procedures; implementations/upgrades; and other items of interest.
Past topics have included:
- Self Service
- Code of Conduct
- Healthcare Reform
- PeopleAdmin and PeopleSoft upgrades
- Criminal Background Checks
Manager Self-Service training is offered both in-person and in an online format. In-person training availability is communicated via email throughout the year. The Manager Self-Service Online Training can be accessed at any time.
New Staff Employee Orientation
A day long session held quarterly for all new staff employees. At that time, there is a Welcome and Campus Tour by the President. Other topics covered include organizational structure, NDSU history, policies and procedures, working safely, parking, university governance, HIPAA, computer usage and campus climate.
Online Employment System
At a glance, this paperless system allows:
- Departments to create Job Requisitions/Request to Recruits online.
- Approved Hiring Managers to submit a job requisition directly to the Offices of Human Resources, Office of the Provost/Academic Affairs or Equity, Diversity & Global Outreach for review, approval and posting.
- Applicants to submit their materials online; access job information via a secure Web account; receive an email confirmation from the system when their application is received and if they are not selected for a position.
- Applicant materials are distributed electronically to Hiring Managers and Search Committees for their review
- Hiring Managers can track search results.
- Offices of Human Resources, Office of the Provost/Academic Affairs, and Equity, Diversity & Global Outreach have recruitment oversight - to track the status of all recruitments on campus using a variety of standard reports and queries
Request Access at jobs.ndsu.edu/hr
Users Guide at jobs.ndsu.edu/hr
PeopleSoft HRMS Module
Training is offered every 6 weeks.
Defining information about departmental positions
Job information, including salary, regarding departmental employees
Departmental employee leave balances
Review the department’s position budget
Review the account codes for salary and benefits expenditures used by the department
Review employee’s additional pay
Review name and address information about departmental employees
View employee emergency contact information
Actuals Distribution Report - funding sources/accounts for salary/fringe expenses
Leave Accrual - leave earned, taken and balances for department employees
Payroll Register (Proof) - review payroll prior to the final calculation
Position Funding Summary - By position, account & earnings codes, budget amount, total FTE
Find each employee’s identification number (EmplID)
View job information, including position number(s), supervisor, location, job family, FTE
Enter leave data
Enter hours worked for timeslip employees
Enter other earnings, such as overtime hours for salaried non-exempt staff
Academic Affairs Department Heads and/or Administrative support staff only
View tenure data
Training is offered twice a year.
Building an Environment for Success
Responsibility Review as a Performance Development Tool
How to Participate in the Responsibility Review Process
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