Academic Human Resources

2072 Administrative Services Building
1009 Greene Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1432

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About Academic Human Resources

Academic Human Resources administers and provides consultation related to programs, policies and procedures for Instructional and Primary faculty, as well as Graduate Student Instructors, Graduate Student Research Assistants and Graduate Student Staff Assistants. AHR is also responsible for union contract issues and processes for academic employees.

Labor Relations

The Academic Human Resources Office administers the collective bargaining agreements for the Lecturer's Employee Organization (LEO Local 6244, MFT/AFT/AFL-CIO), Librarians, Archivists, and Curators (LEO-GLAM Local 6244, MFT/AFT/AFL-CIO) and the Graduate Employees Organization (G.E.O. Local 3550, AFT/AFL-CIO)

Under these collective bargaining agreements Academic Human Resources is responsible for:

  • Contract negotiations
  • Contract administration, including interpretation of contracts
  • Grievances, discipline and discharge process
  • Arbitration and litigation

Additional Responsibilities

Other Academic Human Resources responsibilities include:

  • Verifying sabbatical service and exceptions
  • Approving reduction in force requests (for staff and primary staff employees in academic units with 10 or more years of service)
  • Approving retirement agreements for faculty, including variances to the furlough policy and the phased retirement policy
  • Approving supplemental salary requests (including overloads in excess of 25%)
  • Providing leadership programming for deans, associate deans and department chairs
  • Providing advice and consultation to faculty and academic administrators covering the entire range of personnel issues for faculty, including leaves of absence, sabbatical eligibility, salary issues, outside consulting requirements, appointment criteria, etc.
  • Coordinating the collection and review of Regents Communications for any personnel action at the senior faculty ranks (appointment, tenure or promotion), appointment to an academic administrative position and appointments to professorship requiring Regental approval
  • Administering the several faculty grievance procedures
  • Managing the tenure and promotion process for the Provost's Office
  • Posting waivers for academic appointments
  • Institutional Reference Checks

Academic Human Resources Staff

Alexandra Matish, J.D. -  Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs and Senior Director

Ellen Grachek - Director of Academic Labor Relations

Katie DeLong - Associate Director

Kim Andrus - Senior Academic Labor Relations Representative 

Allyson Strickland - Senior Academic Labor Relations Representative  

Steve Brummer - Academic Labor Relations Representative

Tammy Deane, M.B.A. - Business Administrator

Sonja Mines - Senior Administrative Assistant

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