by Kathleen Phillips Satz
Looking for the new campus policy on telecommuting? Want to see this week's job openings? Trying to find the form you need to write a job description?
You can find these personnel resources and more on HRWEB, the campus Human Resources Website.
Launched in mid-1996, HRWEB offers campus managers and staff employees direct access to the information, announcements and documents they need for day-to-day personnel activities.
The site has grown to more than 700 web pages, with new resources and links added weekly.
The HRWEB home page links to nine categories of information. Because Web technology allows multiple links to and from the same information, users can move back and forth among the pages to find what they need and return to the home page. The site was designed with minimal graphics, for speed and accessibility from all kinds of web browsers.
Here are some of the features available through the site:
The Human Resources website team has plans, within tight resources constraints, to improve the site's offerings over the next year. Work is already underway to develop interactive forms and a search engine for the site. The current job listings will be reformatted soon to make it easier for job seekers to review openings in their specialties.
To help the campus attract talented employees, a new recruitment page under development will link to information about the campus, resources such as libraries and museums, and special reasons to work at Berkeley.
These links will help current employees as well, by consolidating information that is scattered in a variety of other web pages.
HRWEB is a resource for all Berkeley employees, and Human Resources welcomes feedback about how well the site is working and what additional materials would make it better.
Almost every page on HRWEB includes a link that allows users to "Talk Back" about the site, by sending e-mail to the Website administrator. (For questions and comments about personnel matters, campus employees should use traditional avenues of communication.)