Human Resources

University of Mississippi

Supervisor’s Training: Lead Your Team

Effective Supervisory Leadership Training: All supervisors and managers, both new and seasoned, are invited to participate in the “Lead Your Team” program. The program consists of three full days of in-class sessions. Please confirm that you are able to attend three full days prior registering your interest.  More 

Congratulations to our Previous Participants!

Register for the Next Session:  October 2017

Job Descriptions & Pay Rates

As a supervisor you will want to familiarize yourself with the current job descriptions and job classifications of employees who report to you.

Job Descriptions and Pay Rates

Job Analysis Questionnaire (JAQ)

The Job Analysis Questionnaire (JAQ) is a tool used to request an evaluation of job classifications or to establish a new position within your department. It is not used to evaluate performance, but rather to relate the duties performed, decisions made, and the skills needed.

Job Analysis Questionnaire (PDF)

Employment – Hiring at the University

Personnel requisitions are processed online at jobs.olemiss.edu/hr. The site requires a username and password. Generally, each department has assigned an assistant as a the site’s administrator. If you require an account, contact rebeljobs@olemiss.edu.

As a guest user, you will be provided access to review the applications and to the Search Committee Guidelines (including sample screening documents and letters) and a bank of potential interview questions.

Orient and Train

Provide appropriate orientation for the employee addressing such topics as are listed on the New Hire Checklist. Give employees the information, technology and reference materials necessary to perform their jobs.

Ensure your new employee enrolls in an upcoming “Welcome Home” new employee orientation!

Training is an ongoing activity, crucial for new staff as well as for long-term staff who take on new responsibilities or who experience changes in the way their existing duties need to be performed.

Those who take on new responsibilities or experience job changes typically need additional direction and guidance for a period of time until the new work becomes more familiar.

Performance Management

Supervisors, managers and directors should be sure that the employee is familiar with the university’s performance policies and programs. Initially a new employee is subject to a probationary period. Proper attention to performance during the probationary period and carefully considered decisions as to whether the employee should pass probation can be critical. The probationary period is your opportunity to judge the suitability of an employee for a specific position.

Annually, employees are reviewed using the standardized annual performance appraisal form. At all times the employee should be aware of the expectations of the position.

Job performance is of paramount importance to the University. It is the policy of the University to assist employees in improving job performance or correcting improper conduct to avoid termination when possible. If any employee is performing unsatisfactorily or exhibiting improper conduct, the supervisor should work with the employee in an attempt to improve his/her conduct or performance.

More about the Probationary Review, Annual Staff Performance Appraisals & Progressive Discipline Action Notice

To review previous performance appraisals of your employee, you can access through myOleMiss at anytime of the year. On the Staff Performance Appraisals page, simply adjust the “Reporting year” to the previous year.

Workplace Transition Guide

The purpose of this document is to address the needs that arise in the workplace when a transgender person decides to go through the process of publicly changing their gender presentation in order to accurately reflect who they are as a person, which is known as “transitioning.”

Workplace Transition Guide

Workers’ Compensation

Employees and student workers injured on the job should notify their direct supervisor or department head when an injury occurs. The department has 48 hours from the date of injury to complete the necessary paperwork and submit it to the Department of Human Resources.

More about Workers’ Compensation

Separation of Employment

An E-Form 3 provides notification from the department to Human Resources that the employee is separating from employment. Upon receipt, the Benefits team will provide benefit-related details to the employee.

The supervisor is responsible for completing and submitting the EmployeeExitChecklist2017.


The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. More information

For more information please contact Andrea Jekabsons at 662-915-1530.