Supervisors are responsible for what goes on day-to-day in the workplace, in addition to having their independent duties and responsibilities.  Good supervisors are also responsible for learning and being cognizant of basic UH, state and federal policies and procedures.  Although supervisors do not need to know every detail, they should become familiar with the polices and procedures that are relevant to their role as supervisors.

PROMOTE INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES AND LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.

Campus Policies and Guidelines

PRACTICE RISK MANAGEMENT

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requires all employers to maintain a reasonably safe and healthy workplace.

When an employee is injured as a result of work or has a work-related illness, supervisors have certain basic responsibilities.

SUPERVISE IN AN UNIONIZED ENVIRONMENT

Access the union contracts and understand the basics of employees and employers rights and responsibilities.  Supervisors themselves may be an unionized employee, however, when acting as a supervisor, they are an agent of the University.