Our commitment to you, to our campuses, to our students, to our community.
We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that is respectful and professional towards all employees, volunteers, contractors, students and other persons visiting the work place and public service environment.
Respect for one another is fundamental to working in an effective, efficient and innovative manner. Disrespectful or unprofessional communications and behavior can disrupt the proper functioning of work units. The Human Resources Team ensures a respectful workplace free of disrespectful and unprofessional communications or behavior by providing effective and non-retaliatory problem solving processes that address concerns.
Employees are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that demonstrates professionalism and respect for others in the workplace. Employees can support a respectful workplace by reporting incidents that may violate this policy to the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), Megan Zothman or their supervisor. The CHRO and supervisor are expected to take timely and appropriate action when a complaint (informal or formal) is made alleging violation of this policy. Retaliation is prohibited against any employee who initiates a complaint.
Together we can ensure our workplace environment is a safe place for all of our employees to thrive professionally, mentally, emotionally and physically.
Conflict Resolution Resources
The State of Minnesota Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a voluntary, confidential program that helps employees (including management) work through various life challenges that may adversely affect job performance, health and personal well-being to optimize an organization’s success. EAPs also often work with management and supervisors providing advanced planning for situations, such as organizational changes, legal considerations, emergency planning and response to unique traumatic events.
- Contact a confidential EAP work/life counselors anytime by calling (651) 259-3840 or 1 (800) 657-3719
- Read helpful articles:
- Online Training Resources (available in State of Minnesota Self-Service ELM)
- Respect in the Workplace: Being a Respectful Leader
- Respect in the Workplace: Respectful Workplace Training for Minnesota State Employees
- The Center for Nonviolent Communication: Using the 4 Part NVC Process
Submit a Complaint
If you have a complaint or concern related to the Respectful Workplace Policy, you are encouraged to ask for assistance using any of the below contacts or methods.