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Delores Richardson Harris has been named director of Employee Relations and Affirmative Action officer at North Carolina Central University (NCCU), effective Sept. 10, 2018.

Ms. Harris’s selection follows a nationwide search. She will report directly to Chief Human Resources Officer Sylvia Clark Anderson. 

Ms. Harris will direct and manage employee relations programs with a focus on maintaining employer-employee relationships that enhance productivity, communication and problem solving. She will also develop, interpret and recommend goals, policies, regulations and rules for the office, as well as provide guidance and information to university staff regarding disciplinary actions. She also will oversee grievance processes, fitness-for-duty evaluations and risk assessments through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

In this integral role, Ms. Harris will partner with NCCU senior leadership, faculty and staff to create and maintain a diverse workplace that is free from discrimination and promotes equitable treatment of employees. Ms. Harris will provide leadership and training in areas of equal employment opportunity (EEO), affirmative action, organizational cultural change and the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce. Additionally, she is charged with managing and developing cultural competency of employees, interpreting and analyzing the application of EEO and affirmative action laws and regulations and monitoring and conducting employee data to ensure compliance with university, state and federal regulations and policy requirements. 

Prior to joining NCCU, Ms. Harris was deputy director of Human Resources at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, N.C., where she was responsible for overseeing the university’s Title IX program, equal employment opportunity programs and the recruitment and selection process for faculty and administrators.

Ms. Harris holds a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Winston-Salem State University and is a certified Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Fundamentals (EEODF) Instructor and an employment mediator.

Published: Friday, November 16, 2018
by Director of Marketing and Communications, Quiana M Shepard

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