Human Resources

Supervisors

One of the keys to success at the University of Southern Maine is the effective supervision of staff.

As a supervisor, you provide leadership, coaching, guidance, support and direction for staff working with and for you. You are accountable for the achievement of your team’s tasks and goals, for managing legal and contractual compliance, with adhering to institutional policies and procedures, and for representing the University of Southern Maine in its role as an employer.

The quality and effectiveness of your supervision is also very important to staff. Supervisors perform a vital role in managing staff performance and contributing to employee engagement and morale in the workplace.

At USM, the role and responsibilities of supervisors are defined in a number of places including in position/job descriptions, in performance plans and in institutional policies, and guidelines and contracts.

The Human Resources Division has created this web page to provide you with quick access to a number of resources.  When in doubt, CALL HUMAN RESOURCES 780-5115.

We have also developed a Reference Guide for Supervisors to help clarify the role and responsibilities of the University Supervisor to consistently reinforce University, departmental and/or contractual rules, policies and/or procedures.  For a hard copy of this guide, please e-mail mwatson@usm.maine.edu or call 780-5115.

Thank you for the commitment you have made to the University of Southern Maine to take on the responsibilities of a supervisor. We hope you will find this work rewarding.

Policy and Procedures for Supervising University Employees
Supervisor Checklist for Departing Employees - Employee Checklist
Supervisor Checklist for New Employees
University of Maine System Information Standards for Departing Employees

Student Employers

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