Employee Relations
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 Training and Development

The College has a variety of resources to enhance the capabilities of its employees. The Department of Human Resources Development, the Office of Faculty Development, the Information Technology Division, the Employee Relations Department, the Safety Office, and others each provide faculty and staff with in-service training and development opportunities and programs. These programs are designed to improve and enhance current and future skills and abilities, to provide information on institutional priorities and topics related to personal and professional development interests.


The College offers the EPCC Leadership Development Academy to full-time and part-time employees to develop leadership qualities, characteristics, and skills. The Academy offers two tracks of training. Track I, Fundamentals of Leadership, is open to all full-time and part-time employees. Track II, Advanced Leadership, is open to all full-time and part-time employees who currently hold positions of leadership, and to those who have completed Track I on a space available basis.


Information about the application process is e-mailed to employees at the beginning of the fall semester. Employees may download the application from the EPCC website. The application must be submitted by the designated deadline, and must include a statement of support from the applicant’s supervisor.


The Employee Relations Department also provides specialized programs in equal employment opportunity and equal educational opportunity, including sexual harassment prevention. This workshop complies with Chapter 21, Sec. 21.010, Texas, Texas Labor Code. Information provided includes the College's policies and procedures relating to employment discrimination, including employment discrimination involving sexual harassment. It is the faculty and staff member’s responsibility to attend this mandatory workshop every two (2) years as a condition of employment. Employees may take the Equal Employment Opportunity & Equal Educational Opportunity training courses on-line at www.epcc.edu/employeerelations or attend a workshop. Workshops for faculty are held during Faculty Development Week in the fall and spring semesters. Staff workshops are held during each semester.


The College’s primary mission is the development of an individual’s knowledge and skills. With this in mind, it then follows that each employee can explore the numerous resources available in this organization. Eligible employees, retirees and their dependents can use the various services of the learning resources centers located at each campus. Employees can enroll in many of the credit and non-credit classes offered by the College through use of the Staff Scholarship benefit program.


One of the major ways employees develop personal and professional competence is through our working relationships with knowledgeable and talented co-workers. The College is an organization which has many talented people on its staff. Each employee can learn new skills through interest in learning from each other.


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