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responsibility as supervisor

The role of the supervisor is traditionally a difficult one. You must fulfill various responsibilities to your employees, work group and the university. Some of your new responsibilities are similar to what you did before you became supervisor, but many are very different. Up to now, you have been responsible for developing your technical skills, assuring the quality of your own work, and working well with others. From this point forward, you are faced with additional responsibilities that include:

  • Coaching and motivating employees.
  • Getting employees to work together as a team.
  • Solving problems with others.
  • Managing conflict between others.
  • Counseling and disciplining.
  • Managing your time as well as that of others.
  • Conduct meetings.
  • Dealing with stress and the stress of others. 

While the Director of Human Resources administers the overall policy and procedures outlined in the University's Business Policy and Procedure Manual (Section 3), it is the responsibility of the individual supervisor to deal with employees on a day-to-day basis. The Manager's Toolkit Web site is designed to help you deal effectively with your new responsibilities at Southeast. Take a few moments to review the wide array of resources available at your fingertips. Should you have any questions related to its contents, you may contact Human Resources at (573) 651-2206.


Fax: 573.651.2108
Academic Hall Room 012
Office of Human Resources
One University Plaza, MS 3150
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701