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University of Mississippi

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Value-Based Competencies for all Staff Members

Community of Learning

Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others. Recognizes new problems and situations; invests time to learn and master new processes or tools.  Adjusts to a change in duties, procedure, supervisors or work environment. Shifts priorities and focuses on tasks outside his/her normal responsibilities when needed.

Fairness and Civility

Able to see issues from multiple perspectives; acknowledges and controls for existing assumptions and beliefs that might influence his/her views. Reacts to feedback in a positive, constructive manner; encourages others to provide suggestions regarding things he/she might do differently.   Provides just treatment and manages conflicts appropriately.

Good Stewardship

Actively supports University’s goals and values; demonstrates enthusiasm toward the mission and vision; aligns actions around organizational mission.  Allocates time and attention based on what is the most important to achieve key goals and objectives; approaches work in an organized and systematic manner; effectively manages tasks, information, and requests.  Critically reviews work processes to ensure quality; addresses problems that could impact quality. Understands and follows policies; encourages others to follow work rules; calls attention to actions that may violate policies and procedures.

Individual Integrity

Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments.  Understands and follows policies; encourages others to follow work rules; calls attention to actions that may violate policies and procedures.

Promotes Inclusiveness

Shows respect for the beliefs and traditions of others; encourages and promotes practices that support cultural diversity; discourages behaviors or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds.

Respect for the Dignity of Each Person

Builds strong relationships; aware of others’ needs, concerns and satisfaction; responds promptly to questions and requests; and effectively manages expectations.  Expresses ideas and information in a clear, concise and appropriate manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener.


Job Group Specific Competencies
Performance Management
Probationary Reviews for New Staff Members
Progressive Discipline for Staff Members

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