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HR Publications

The Spot (formerly Spotlight)

An e-newsletter, The Spot is the primary communication vehicle used to disseminate information to the Lehigh community from Human Resources and other departments on campus. This publication is distributed 11 times per year.

Faculty and Staff Guides

The following guides are designed to familarize you with the procedures, benefits, rights and responsibilities that go along with working at Lehigh. 

The guides are a resource to turn to if you have questions however they are not intended to be full statements of policies or benefits provided by the university. You can access all Finance and Administration and Human Resources policies from this site [Lehigh log-in required]. For guidance in understanding policies, please contact Human Resources at 610-758-3900.

Should the information in these guides and the relevant official policy be inconsistent, Lehigh University's official policy applies. The governing documents for employee benefits are also available in Human Resources.

IBH Frontline Newsletters

Monthly newsletters for employees and supervisors courtesy of Integrated Behavioral Health. Each issue focuses on a specific area of work/life balance.

Frontline Employee
  • October 2016
    • Can't Make it to the Gym? Plant Petunias
    • Mental Health of College Students
    • Soft Skills to Know: Conflict Resolution
  • June 2016
    • Mindfullness on the Move
    • Soft Skills to Know: Be "Healthy Competitive"
    • Plug In To Peaks of Productivity
    • How Emotional Intelligent Are You?
  • May 2016
    • Do You Secretly Fear Retirement?
    • Safety at the Pool This Summer
    • Apps for Health and Recovery
    • Increasing Your Intrinsic Motivation
    • Good-to-Know Soft Skills: Collaboration
  • April 2016
    • How to Say "No" Without Saying "No"
    • How to Prevent a Decline in Well-Being in Later Years
    • Writing Your Life Plan
    • How to Survive Admitting a Mistake
    • Stay Safe with Situational Awareness
  • March 2016
    • Beware of Income Tax Scams
    • Why Not Discuss Politics At Work!
    • Should You Be Screened for Depression?
    • New Sedative Drug Crisis
    • When Change Comes, Will You Adapt?
Frontline Supervisor
  • October 2016
    • We experienced a death at one of our industrial plants. The EAP came out to meet with employees and to offer support, but some close coworkers didn’t show. Should I be concerned?
    • I am a recovering alcoholic and attend a weekly AA meeting, where I was surprised to see my employee. And he saw me. This employee has absenteeism problems. Should I avoid discussing this chance meeting with him at work?
    • I read somewhere that supervisors should never get angry at their employees. I am not sure I agree with that advice. Isn’t it better for employees to see the real person in a supervisor rather than a machine with no emotions?
  • June 2016
    • What are some of the most common behaviors of troubled supervisors that negatively affect employees?
    • How can I coach my employee who is very competitive to be less arrogant when interacting with coworkers during meetings?
    • My employee is not happy in her job. Being unhappy isn't a performance problem, so is an EAP appropriate? Should I coach her to leave?
    • What is the difference between being a good manager and being a good leader?
    • How can I be more assertive?
  • May 2016
    • I have two employees with a personality clash. Periodically I succeed in getting them to cooperate, but it doesn’t “stick.”
    • How can supervisors intervene with attitude problems, bickering, and morale problems among a large group of employees?
    • Should a supervisor always seek to motivate an employee to self-refer to the EAP before making a formal referral?
    • Supervisors must be skilled at dealing with dicult people and personalities, but no one gets formally trained to do it. It is learned as you go.
  • April 2016
    • I plan to make a supervisor referral to the EAP of an employee who chronically comes to work late. 
    • Supervisors want to avoid conicts with employees, which is why many of us do not hold them accountable.
    • I am a new supervisor. I can see right away I am the “one in the middle” with my supervisor above me and the employees below me each needing dierent things.
    • I have an employee whom I consider lazy, but referral to the EAP for this problem doesn’t sound like the right thing to do.
    • My employee has been visiting the EAP once per week for about a month. I am not seeing changes in his attitude or attendance. Should I phone the EAP?
  • March 2016
    • How Can Supervisors Help Employees Be Happier At Work?
    • How Do I Manage A Troubled Employee With Behavioral Issues?
    • What Is "Mobbing" In The Workplace?
    • Temporary Workers Sometimes Don't Get The Respect Shown To Full-Timers
    • Will EAPs See Employees Who Come For No Other Reason Than To Complain About The Boss?