Employee & Labor Relations

The Employee & Labor Relations unit of Human Resources has several responsibilities, which are all dedicated to helping San Francisco State University be the best workplace possible.  The unit is responsible for ensuring that the University is in compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreements which cover over 95% of our employees.  This requires providing training and information to the administration to prevent grievances and bringing resolution to grievances when they are filed.  Additionally, the unit is responsible for addressing employee relations issues.  This allows the University to be a respectful, efficient, and enjoyable work environment.  Employee & Employee Relations is responsible for HR Compliance activities such as Conflict of Interest and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training.  We also conduct investigations into complaints of discrimination and harassment when reported.  And we help bring resolution to complaints that are filed with external agencies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The Employee & Labor Relations unit is also responsible for developing professional and leadership development programs.  We are in the midst of a pilot Employee University program to offer classes to employees which are taught by employees.  We are also in the process of creating a leadership development program to provide current and future leaders on the campus the tools to effectively take us into the future and create the best possible work environment for our employees.


Unit Responsibilities

  • Interpreting, applying and providing counsel and advice to a variety of campus constituents regarding the provisions of faculty and staff collective bargaining unit agreements, the Higher Education Employee-Employer Relations Act (HEERA), Education Code, University Practice Directives and Guidelines, Executive Orders and technical guidance provided through the Office of the Chancellor, and State and Federal laws and regulations with respect to matters outlined above
  • Providing counsel, advice, and conflict resolution with respect to work-related difficulties, including the resolution of grievances and complaints under the collective bargaining unit agreements and employment-related litigation
  • Enhancing the ability of SF State administrators to accomplish organizational goals
  • Fostering the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that respond to the needs of the organization


Contact Employee & Labor Relations

Email: elr@sfsu.edu | Phone: (415) 405-0537