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Human Resources Mission:

Contribute to Davenport University's reputation as a quality institution of higher education and an employer of choice through providing best in class strategic human resource leadership and outcomes.

 

Who to Contact in Human Resources:

To learn more about how the HR team can partner with you or for contact information, click here.

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Have a problem or issue to report?  EthicsPoint is here!                                      

     Confidential Reporting Service for Davenport University                 

Davenport University recognizes our responsibility to its faculty, staff and the community to maintain the highest ethical standards. To facilitate this process, the University has chosen EthicsPoint as an external vendor, to provide you with another way to report activities that may be violations of the University's policies or other laws, rules and regulations.

Everyone at DU, regardless of position, shares the responsibility for creating a positive environment.  You help to do this whenever you bring concerns you may have to your manager or Human Resources.  For those situations when you don’t feel comfortable using that method, we are launching the Davenport University EthicsPoint Help Line, a phone and web-based reporting system that is managed by an outside company.  This is another way to communicate your concerns confidentially and anonymously (if you choose), so you can do your part to build communication and promote safety, security, and ethical behavior. 

How does the system work? 

Who should use it? 

You may make a report through the  independent firm called EthicsPoint. DU Human Resources is notified, and will assign to the appropriate person for follow up to make sure the issue is being investigated and properly resolved.

EthicsPoint is available to all employees, regardless of location or position.  The system is available via both the telephone and internet.

What is it for? 

How do I access it? 

Use the system to express serious concerns. If you’d prefer, you may also remain anonymous. If you have suggestions or policy questions for the HR Office, please contact us directly at Human.resources@davenport.edu.

Information will be coming soon to your campus/location or click the link below to access this new tool, EthicsPoint.

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DU Recognized in Chronicle of Higher Education's "2013 Great Colleges to Work For"

Davenport University has been recognized again this year as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a report issued by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The recognition appears this week in The Chronicle’s sixth annual Report on The Academic Workplace, based largely on a survey of nearly 45,000 employees at 300 colleges and universities. Just 97 higher education institutions nationwide were recognized as “Great Colleges to Work For.” Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Davenport University included among the large universities with 10,000 or more students. 

Davenport University won honors in three categories this year:

  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship
  • Respect and Appreciation

You can view Davenport’s listing on The Chronicle’s website at: http://chronicle.com/article/Great-Colleges-To-Work-For/140369/#id=inst-1778  

The results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback. 

Congratulations to all who make DU such a great place to work! 

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Newest Addition to DU’s Employee Benefits 

Paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO) Program!

 One of the key goals of our Employee Benefits package at Davenport University is to provide benefits that are valuable to our employees and their families to enhance their lives and day-to-day experiences.  Through this commitment, our competitive benefits package assists in attracting and retaining the best and brightest talent.

We are very pleased to announce that as a result of the six-month VTO Pilot Project and your feedback, we are implementing a permanent Volunteer Time Off benefit effective this 2013-14 fiscal year.   

Based on key metrics used to track and evaluate the pilot, it was a great success!

  • 14% of DU employees (90 out of 645) requested VTO representing a total of 702 hours between January and May
  • 87% of employees surveyed report that it is a valuable employee benefit and 92% a valuable community benefit
  • 96% of employees would like DU to continue to offer this benefit
  • 92% of supervisors surveyed reported that it caused no workload issues
  • 96% of supervisors felt this was a benefit that should be continued

With this new benefit, staff members in good standing are eligible to utilize paid time as follows for approved VTO activities:

  • Full-time staff   =             3 days (24 hours)
  • Full-time faculty =           2 days (16 hours)
  • Part-time staff =              1 day (8 hours)

The complete VTO Program & Policy, as well as FAQs to help respond to questions you may receive, can be found here

The VTO Program Pilot was developed by the cross-functional Community Engagement and Outreach Steering Committee to:

  • Increase faculty/staff engagement in their communities through volunteer participation in local organizations as stated in Vision 2015 and tracked by the University Balanced Scorecard Measure for Community: Outreach and Partnerships
  • Align with AQIP and Baldrige standards
  • Provide a benefit to employees and organizations according to best practice research, in order to increase or improve:
    • Employee skill development
    • Corporate image through brand ambassadors
    • Corporate Foundation Grants
    • Employee recruitment and retention

If you need further information or clarification about the program, please contact benefitsU@davenport.edu.

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DU Recognized in Chronicle of Higher Education's "2012 Great Colleges to Work For" 

Davenport University was recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The recognition appears in The Chronicle’s fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace, based largely on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. In all, 103 of the 294 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Davenport University included among the large universities with 10,000 or more students.

Davenport University won honors in two categories this year:

  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship

The results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.