Systemwide Employee Relations is responsible for facilitating the development and implementation of strategies and initiatives that build an environment of employee engagement in which people can do their best work. The Employee Relations unit collaborates with Staff organizations and local Human Resource Departments on matters involving staff engagement, fair treatment under policy, and complaint resolution. We work closely with the ten campuses, five medical centers and the Berkeley National Laboratory to strengthen the employee/employer relationship. Employee Relations supports managers to be effective supervisors who promote excellence by successfully utilizing available tools and resources as well as a policy framework that facilitates an effective operating environment for staff at the University.

Marie-Ann Hairston

Director, Employee Relations

Phone: (510) 987-0606


Wanda Kelly

Interim Executive Assistant

Phone: (510) 987-0748


Juliann Martinez

Employee Relations Specialist

Phone: (510) 287-3331


Katya Nottie

Affirmative Action/Title IX Officer

Phone: (510) 987-0104