About the Committee
The Workplace Advisors are chosen members of the exempt and non-exempt staff. They are available to all non-union employees of the College. Students are expected to seek out the offices and committees which serve student interest; union contracts include grievance procedures for members of bargaining units.
A current list of Workplace Advisors is provided to all employees at the beginning of each academic year and is available on the College Committee Website. Individuals may, of course, choose the advisor whom they feel would be most helpful to them.
The Work Place Advisors have three objectives:
- To help each visitor who requests assistance to the best of their ability;
- To protect the rights of everyone who may be involved in the subject of a visit and to protect the welfare of Carleton; and
- To see that, over time, information about people’s concerns is transmitted to the appropriate administrative offices and committees of the college, in ways that will ensure confidentiality, so that these regular administrative structures of the college can work in a more effective and understanding manner.
The Workplace Advising service is intended to be a low-key, helpful, and private way of enabling people to solve problems that may arise in the workplace before they become difficult. Its principal objective is to improve communication and offer counsel to employees and supervisors in work-related differences. Since the program began, the college has found that advisors can provide a channel for employees to help them repair relationships or procedures that are strained, damaged, or simply in need of improvement, in a positive, courteous way. If requested by the employee, the Workplace Advisors will also pass on important concerns, in a confidential and sensitive manner, to appropriate parties.
This Committee is composed of Staff members. There are no students. Appointments are made by the President. There is no set length for terms. Chairmanship of the group rotates among the members.
Staff: Exempt and Non-Exempt staff
Non-Carleton member(s), if applicable: none
Preferred Skills & Experience of Committee Members
Mediation experience or previous training is desirable, however, new members do receive training upon appointment.
The group meets with the President each year for discussion in generalities about what is going on in the community. The group meets yearly to discuss procedures and to hold training sessions for newly-appointed members. If workplace advisors feel the need to consult on a particular case, they may meet irregularly to discuss strategies/techniques in a generalized way.
Staff and faculty who are having difficulties in their work situations.
For further information about the Workplace Advisors, see Committee Guidelines.
For more information please see Committee Guidelines