Employee Relations

The Academic Personnel Office provides proactive problem solving for departments and divisions in situations involving work-related issues. We provide consultation and advice to supervisors and employees in the areas academic personnel issues, including performance management, corrective actions, interpretation of policies and procedures and collective bargaining agreements, conflict management, counseling, and training. Academic Personnel Office also partners with the campus’ Labor Relations office to ensure the correct application of policies, procedures and laws are being used to manage a large and diverse academic workforce.

Nick Weston-Dawkes is the Academic Employee Relations Analyst for the Academic Personnel Office. For questions or more information, Nick can be reached at 951-827-2935 or by email at

  • Non-Senate Academics - General Information
    • Non-Senate, Non-Represented CALL 18-19AY (April 2019) (pdf)
    • Non-Senate - Complaints, Concerns, and Grievances (Guidance) (pdf)
    • Non-Senate APM 140 Grievance Procedures (Local Policy) (pdf)
    • Non-Senate Academic Appointees/Corrective Action and Dismissal (APM 150) (pdf)
  • Academic Researchers (ARU) (RA)
    • Non-Senate, Non-Represented CALL 18-19AY (April 2019) (pdf)
    • Deferral Request Form (Non-Senate Series) (docx)
    • Negotiations currently ongoing for new contract. Status quo on current practices until contract agreement and ratification is reached.
  • Conflict of Commitment
    • General Information (link)
    • Routing Instructions (pdf)
  • Graduate Student Workers (GSRs) - (ASEs) (BX)

    Graduate Student Workers consist of Academic Student Employees (ASE) titles and Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) titles. Graduate Division is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures around these titles, in coordination with Academic Personnel. ASE titles are represented by the UAW, and are subject to the BX Contract.

    • BX Bargaining Unit Contract (link) for ASE titles (TA, Reader, Tutor, Associate In)
    • Graduate Division Website for all Graduate Student Academic Employment (link)
      • Academic Student Employees (ASE) – Grad Division Website (link)
      • Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) – Grad Division Website (link)

    Please note: GSR titles are not unionized at this time and do not follow the BX contract. See Grad Division website for policy on these titles.

  • Lecturers (Unit 18) (IX)

    Lecturer Orientation:  For information on the Unit 18 Lecturer Orientation, please contact Nicholas Weston-Dawkes, Academic Employee Relations Analyst at 951-827-2935 or at

    • IX Bargaining Unit Contract (link)
    • Class Visitation Report (link)
    • Lecturer Merit and Reviews Forms (link)
    • Unit 18 Access to Record (pdf)
    • Unit 18 Professional Development Fund (link)
    • Mentor Meeting Form (pdf)
  • Librarians (Unit 17) (LX)
    • LX Bargaining Unit Contract (link)
    • Librarian Academic Reviews (link)
  • Postdoctoral Scholars (Postdocs) (PX)
    • PX Bargaining Unit Contract (link)
    • Postdoctoral Scholar Appointment Forms (link)
    • Graduate Division Website for Postdocs (link)
    • President's Postdoctoral Fellows and UCR's Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows (link)
  • Other Non-Senate Academics
    • Non-Senate, Non-Represented CALL 18-19AY (April 2019) (pdf)
    • Academic Coordinator Criteria Form (Optional Tool) (pdf)
    • Appraisals Checklist (Non-Senate Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor Series) (pdf)
    • School of Medicine Academic Affairs (Local Procedures) (link)