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.

The success of the University of California Riverside relies on establishing a culture of support and accountability. These procedures are designed to create a uniform approach for the fair and equitable treatment of academics, while ensuring that performance concerns and misconduct are addressed appropriately and in a timely manner.  The Performance Management, Corrective Action, and Dismissal Policy and Procedures (Non-Senate Academic Titles) document is a resource to employees, supervisors of Non-Senate Academic titles, and policy advisors alike in understanding and navigating the challenges related to employment issues and performance management.

Nick Weston-Dawkes is the Director of Academic Personnel Policy and Employee Relations. For questions or more information, Nick can be reached at 951-827-2935 or by email at

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