Employee and Labor Relations

Employee and Labor Relations (ELR) promotes a positive work environment between the university and employees by fostering a respectful and inclusive culture, maintaining relationships founded on trust, cooperation and shared goals. 

  • Building relationships with employee representatives including union leadership.
  • Collaborating with UD Leadership and HR Business Partners to resolve employment situations and other related matters.
  • Serving as a University representative in union contract negotiations.
  • Ensuring compliance with collective bargaining agreements and employment policies.
  • Training managers on best practices and other ELR matters.
  • Consulting with managers and employees to address workplace climate concerns and build productive managorial relationships.
  • Provide guidance on performance management and corrective actions.
  • Manage the employee grievance process.

The University negotiates contracts with the following bargaining units.

  • AFSCME 3472
  • AFSCME 439

ComPsych® Guidance Resources® is the administrator for UD’s Employee Assistance Program. This program is available exclusively for UD employees and their dependents.

The program offers resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them. Members have a toll-free number at 877-527-4742 directly for 24/7 access to a GuidanceConsultant®.

ComPsych also provides access to a comprehensive website with articles, podcasts, webinars, and other helpful tools. Use “State of Delaware” for the user ID.

Other resources

Policies, off-boarding, ethics point and any other concern that you have as employee.

Email your questions to employee-relations@udel.edu or call Human Resources at 302‑831‑2171.