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Employee and Labor Relations


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 The Employee and Labor Relations Office Provides assistance and advice to UCR managers and supervisors in the following areas:

  • Performance management/counseling.
  • Disciplinary actions, dismissals, release during probation, layoffs and separation of employees for medical reasons.
  • Administration and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements and relevant personnel policies.
  • Represents management in employee disputes/grievance proceedings.
  • Mediates/negotiates resolutions of complaints with employee representatives.
  • Assists UC Path in the administration of the unemployment insurance program.
  • Responds to union information requests.

News

Notice to Employees of the Partial Settlement between the University and the UAW Local 5810 regarding Unfair Practice Charge SF-CE-1126-H (PX - Postdoctoral Scholar Unit)

For more information view the Notice to Employees. Should you have additional questions regarding this notice, contact Alex Najera, Director of Employee and Labor Relations by email at alex.najera@ucr.edu.

 
Employee & Labor Relations New Hires & Client Assignments

The Employee and Labor Relations (ELR) department is pleased to welcome Karen Logue and Michael Dueñas to the ELR team.

Karen Ann Logue, Principal Employee & Labor Relations Analyst, has over 22 years of Human Resources experience in the private and public sectors, and higher education. Karen graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in business administration and obtained a MBA in Human Resources. Karen is a Society of Human Resources – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute. Having spent the majority of her career in higher education, Karen is looking forward to working with others and developing successful workplace relationships at UCR.

Michael Dueñas, Principal Employee & Labor Relations Analyst, has several years of experience representing employees and served in the Peace Corps as a volunteer working with underserved communities in South America. Michael is a graduate of UCR with a BA in History and Chicano Studies and a juris doctor (JD).  He is excited to be returning to a place he considers home, UC Riverside. Michael is eager to share his experience and training to help UCR continue achieving greatness.

Please join us in welcoming Karen and Michael to the UCR community.

Employee and Labor Relations Unit Assignments
Effective August 1, 2018

Name Primary Employee Relations Clients

Bargaining
Unit

Contact
Information

Alex Najera        
ELR Director                               

ORG 17 – VICE CHANCELLOR FOR PLANNING & BUDGET
ORG 20 – CHANCELLOR
ORG 31 – PROVOST & EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR
MSP Titles

 

Alex.Najera@ucr.edu
Extension 2-4721

Kristin Branson          
ELR Representative

ORG 10 – GSOE
ORG 22 GRAD DIVISION
ORG 30 – FACILITIES/PLANNING/DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION
ORG 36 – UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
ORG 38 – ATHLETICS                                                                 


EX

SX
K5

Kristin.Branson@ucr.edu

Extension 2-5091

Michael Dueñas
ELR Representative

ORG 12 – CHASS
ORG 15 UNEX 
ORG 40 – SOM
ORG 414 - CE-CNAS
ORG 530 – UC MEXUS



 BX

 IX 

Michael.Dueñas@ucr.edu
Extension 2-1414

Lisa Dye            
ELR Representative

ORG 11 – BCOE/CE-CERT
ORG 13 – UCR SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

ORG 33 – ENROLLMENT SERVICES
ORG 37  SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
ORG 39 – BAS 
                       



 CX
 PA

Lisa.Dye@ucr.edu
Extension 2-4998                    

Karen Logue
ELR Representative

ORG 14 – CNAS
ORG 21 – ITS
ORG 24 RED
ORG 26 – UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT


RX

TX
PX

Karen.Logue@ucr.edu
Extension 2-5272

Paul Wood
ELR Representative

 

ORG 16 – LIBRARY
ORG 18 – ACADEMIC SENATE
ORG 25 VCSA
ORG 35 – PALM DESERT CAMPUS

 DX 
 HX
 
LX
NX

Paul.Wood@ucr.edu
Extension 2-5092

Mariela Bridges
ELR Assistant

Background Checks Processing
Seniority Point Calculation
Unemployment Insurance Claims

 

Mariela.Bridges@ucr.edu
Extension 2-3641

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