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Employee Workplace Issues

The Office of Human Resources' goal is to resolve work related issues expeditiously and professionally. Employees with work related issues may contact an Employee Relations representative directly to attempt to resolve their work related concerns at an informal level. The Employee Relations representative can act as a facilitator for meetings and discussions, and provide clarification and interpretation for written policies and procedures. The Employee Relations representative will offer the best advice and approach to DePaul employees in an effort to satisfactorily address their issues or concerns.

For specific details outlining the process recommended to resolve informal issues, refer to the Human Resources policy section at the University Policies and Procedures website.

Formal Workplace Issues

A formal workplace issue is an allegation by an employee that there has been a specific violation, misinterpretation or misapplication of one or more of the university's policies. The actual policies are not subject to dispute under this process.

This policy does not apply to the following: Policy decisions, or decisions made by the President (or his designee), which affect a group of employees equally (e.g., norms for salary increases, benefit schedules, etc.). Decisions made on the recommendation of a duly appointed board or committee which affect a group of employees equally.

DePaul employees and their managers are expected to attempt to resolve all work related issues informally. Issues that are not resolved at this level should proceed to the next higher level of administration and/or Human Resources. If the informal methods utilized do not result in a satisfactory resolution of the problem, or if the employee so chooses at the outset, he/she may choose to proceed to initiating formal issue resolution procedures.

For specific information on the Employee Workplace Issues Resolution Policy, refer to the Human Resources policies at the University Policies and Procedures website.


DePaul University prohibits harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment. If you, or any university employee, feels that sexual and gender harassment has occurred, or if you have observed harassing behavior, please contact the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity at (312) 362-6872.

If you believe that you have been harassed on any basis other than sexual harassment, you should immediately discuss the circumstances of the harassment with an Employee Relations representative. The university will promptly handle each issue with discretion and, where necessary, appropriate action will be taken.

Who to contact

Faculty, staff and student employees can access resources, services and guidance on specific workplace and work relationship issues. The areas listed below work collaboratively to address issues that often cross multiple constituents and university policies.

Policies referenced can be found at the University Policies and Procedures website at

Employee Relations, Human Resources

Work-related, regulatory, job performance and behavioral issues

Policies and Procedures:
American with Disabilities (ADA)
Employee Workplace Issues
Progressive Discipline
Threats and Violence in the Workplace

Employee Relations
Phone: (312) 362-7182

Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity

DePaul’s Catholic, Vincentian and Urban character. Promoting understanding, inclusion, equity and respect for the perspectives each individual brings to the teaching, learning, and work environment.

Policies and Procedures:
Anti-Discriminatory and Anti-Harassment Policy and Procedures

Phone: (312) 362-6872

Office of Institutional Compliance

Ensures that the university’s policies and procedures, and local, state and federal laws are followed.

Policies and Procedures:
Non-Retaliation Policy
Reporting Misconduct
Also refer to the Management Standards Handbook and the Code of Conduct

Phone: (312) 362-6880
Reporting Misconduct anonymous hotline: (877) 236-8390 ​


This office provides confidential, neutral and independent resource for all of DePaul’s faculty and staff. An alternative informal, safe place to listen to and work with employees who have an issue.

Craig Mousin, Ombudsperson
Phone: (312) 362-8707

Career Center/Student Employment

The Career Center provides students, alumni and employers with opportunities to connect with each other.  Student employment provides services to students seeking university employment.

Loop Office: (312) 362-8437
LPC Office: (773) 325-7431

Student Advocacy and Community Relations, Student Affairs

A direct line of support and service as well as offering liaison services and connections to university departments, staff and faculty.

Student Handbook

Student Support Services