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FAQ - Managers and Supervisors

What is an HRO?

An HRO is a Human Resources Officer.

What does an HRO do?

Your HRO can provide advice and guidance regarding your personnel-related questions.

Who is my HRO? John Kidder is the HRO assigned to handle all faculty related personnel-related issues. A list of the HRO’s assigned to non-faculty personnel-related issues (and the departments that they are assigned to serve) can be found at our web site at:

How long can I have a temporary employee?

That will depend if the temporary position is hourly, salaried, represented or non-represented.  Six months is the general maximum length for temporary appointments.  Please contact your Human Resource Officer for more information.

What do I do with a grievance that has just been given to me?

Contact HR; check the applicable Union Contract

Who do I contact for an employee who requests/needs Family and Medical Leave accommodations?

Contact Kathleen Bell at 581-2360.

How can I create a new account number for our department?     

For example: first hourly temp ever hired.   Call Budget and Business Services and they will assist you.

Does a temp salaried employee have to sign their contract before we receive it in HR?

Yes, signature is required.

Does my new employee need a background check or pre-employment physical?

More information can be found at:

Or please contact Kelly Hoovler at 581-1531

Hiring New Employees

What is the procedure for hiring new employees?

This will depend on the position.  The steps for hiring new employees that are either salaried, faculty, hourly, or postdoctoral research candidates can be found at:

Other Frequently asked Hiring Questions can be found at:


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Contact Information

Office of Human Resources
5717 Corbett Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207)581-1581E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System