Employee Relations assists the Ball State community by providing administrators, supervisors, faculty, and staff with advice, direction, or interpretation regarding a broad range of issues, policies, and concerns including:

  • problem prevention
  • current workplace problem resolution
  • performance management matters
  • corrective action and disciplinary processes
  • involuntary terminations/layoffs/Reduction in Force (RIF)
  • relationships between employees and their representatives
  • grievance response/complaint/unemployment
  • exit interviews

Our office seeks to assist in resolving conflict at the lowest level by consistently providing resources and alternatives (such as training) to supervisors and employees that facilitate effective communication.

The Employee Relations office staff is available to provide general or specific training on work related issues such as performance management, policies and procedures, disciplinary processes, supervisory skills, or department specific needs.

In addition, some disciplinary forms are now available for download in the forms section.

If an employee separates employment or changes positions within the University, Employee Relations will make initial contact with the employee, inviting them to participate in an exit interview opportunity. The primary purpose of an exit interview is to provide the employee with an opportunity to discuss job-related experiences and for the University to hear valuable feedback. If an employee wishes to initiate an exit interview, the employee should contact Employee Relations at 765-285-1823 to schedule an appointment or to request an exit interview feedback form.