Welcome to Parker University’s Human Resources Department. We’re committed to serving our greatest asset – our employees – in a timely, ethical, and professional manner. Whether you’re seeking career opportunities or you’re a current employee, it’s our goal to provide you with the most accurate, timely, and relevant information and services.
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Parker Leadership Academy
- Employee Council
- Parker Leadership Academy
Parker University recognizes the importance of maintaining a comprehensive benefit program for our employees. We offer a generous and full range of group employee benefits, from education opportunities to health insurance, to all eligible employees.
Parker’s comprehensive benefits program includes a choice between two medical plan options, both with prescription coverage. Additionally, Parker offers dental, life and AD&D, vision, flexible spending account, voluntary benefits for sickness and cancer indemnity plans, short term and long term disability, and a 403(b) DC retirement plan. Parker offers group health insurance to all regular full-time employees. The plan is designed as a cost sharing plan between the employee and the university. Parker utilizes a self-insured program which uses the United Healthcare (UHC) Options PPO network of providers. You can verify provider participation here. Prescription and chiropractic benefits are included in this plan.
In addition to health benefits, regularly appointed full-time faculty or staff members may qualify for tuition remission as long as you meet certain eligibility requirements. Additional Parker University benefits include:
Parker provides 10 designated paid holidays each year.
Paid Time Off:
Both full-time and part-time employees earn a generous amount of vacation, sick time, and personal days.
Employees may use the on-campus veterinary clinic to get basic services for their domestic animals at cost. Employees are not charged for office visits or services.
After one year of full-time continuous employment, employees are eligible to receive reimbursement for tuition if the course is job-related, pre-approved, and funding is available.
Standard Process Student Activity Center (gym):
Employees are encouraged to use the gym at no cost to the employee to maintain physical fitness and endurance. The gym includes a weight room, gym aerobics, recreation center, and other extra-curricular activities.
Employee Assistance Program:
- Limited personal counseling
- Financial tools and resources
- Legal information and consultations
- Work-life needs information and resources
- Will creation and guidance
Clinic Chiropractic Care:
Free chiropractic care is available at the Parker Chiropractic Wellness Clinics to all employees and their immediate family members (see “family member” definition)
Special Discounts: Employees receive a 50% discount on nutraceuticals and pharmacy grade vitamins at the Parker Bookstore.
All programs are defined in legal documents, including insurance contracts, official plan texts, and trust agreements that the plan documents will govern. For specific questions on coverage, these official documents and plan details are readily available in the Parker University Human Resources department. All full-time regular employees are eligible to enroll on the first day of the month after 60 days of employment, except where otherwise stated.
The Parker University Employee Council functions to provide structured communication and a sense of camaraderie within the Parker Community. The council assists the institution to attain and maintain its educational services, research, and other missions while displaying a forward-thinking “can do” attitude.
As stated in our mission statement, “The purpose of the employee council is to provide structured communication and encourage a sense of camaraderie within the Parker Community.” Additional goals of the Parker Employee Council include the continued focus to:
- Serve as a representative on the advisory council;
- To provide a vehicle for communication of interests, concerns, and issues that affect staff;
- Present recommendations to University leadership; and
- Provide nominations to University Standing Committees
Parker Employee Council meeting minutes can be viewed by current employees on MyParker.
Alma B. Guzman
Patricia L. Reyes
Dale R. Snapka
Adrian M. Walton
Parker Leadership Academy
The Parker Leadership Academy is designed to equip current and future Parker University leaders with the knowledge, skills and attributes required for effective leadership in a higher institution setting and for contributing to the overall success of the university initiatives. The Academy, which is a twelve month program, is comprised of on-line and face-to-face sessions where participants will explore and develop strategies for enhancing leadership and management skills.
Criteria to be considered include:
- Must have at least one years’ service at Parker University at time of application.
- Must be in good standing with solid performance rating record.
- Readiness for personal and professional growth.
- Capacity for positive influence.
- Support from Supervisor.
Information required for the application and selection process include:
- Statement of Purpose: Briefly (approximately 250 words or less) describe how your participation in Leadership Academy will foster your own professional growth or enhance your contribution to Parker University.
- Specifically identify at least one area where you (and/or your career) could benefit from further professional development, and provide an example of a time or incident that illustrates the kind of skill or knowledge you seek.
- What about Leadership Academy makes it the appropriate avenue for gaining this skill or knowledge?
- Resume/Vitae (1-3 pages)
- Recommendation from Supervisor