Professional Development and Employee Relations


The Elizabeth City State University Professional Development Program includes internal and external training announcements for all employees and information concerning tuition and academic assistance.

As a member of the ECSU faculty or staff, employees have access to many free and fee-based professional development, personal wellness, and informational training resources. Workshops and other developmental initiatives are designed to help sharpen job skills and promote effective and progressive management practices that encourage both personal and professional excellence.

For more information on the Waiver of Tuition and Academic Assistance Programs, please refer to the corresponding policy in the ECSU Policy Manual.

Employee Relations

ECSU provides employee relations services that are designed to promote and facilitate equal employment opportunities, fairness and consistency in the treatment of employees, effective communications between management and employees, documentation of employment actions, record keeping as required by law and practice, complaint resolution processes, managerial and employee training, and "best employment practices." Employee Relations also encompasses ECSU's overall approach to maintaining a positive, productive and cohesive work environment within the university's business model and academic culture.

Employee Relations services include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing counseling to employees and/or supervisors to resolve work-related problems that may relate to performance and/or disciplinary actions,
  • Mediating disputes and advising all parties involved in matters relating to employee relations and human resources policies, 
  • Coordinating Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services,
  • Administering grievance processes,
  • Monitoring employee performance and competency assessments. 

Related Policies

For a complete listing of policies, please refer to the ECSU Policy Manual.

Change in Submission of Time Sheets - It has become necessary to change the due dates of time sheets in order to continue our work in HR Banner Payroll; therefore, effective immediately, all time sheets and leave request forms are due in Human Resources by the end of the second business day beginning May 4. Other critical due dates are June 2, July 2, August 4, September 2, etc.
The Performance Cycle or evaluation period for EPA Non-Teaching and Career Banded employees is as follows:
EPA Non Teaching
Planning Period or Goals and Objectives
July 1
  Mid Year Evaluation January
  Year End Evaluation June 30
  Due in Human Resources July 17
Career Banded Planning Period April 1
  Mid Year Evaluation December 30
  Year End Evaluation April 30
  Due in Human Resources May 22


Tanisha Brumsey
Human Resources Specialist/ Banner Operations / Interim Title IX Coordinator / Professional Development 

Paula Gassaway
Human Resources Consultant / Employee Relations