Getting Started Managing HR

Human resources play an important part in developing and making an organization a success because people provide its energy and creativity. Learn about your role as a Human Resources manager.

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Get To Know Your Unit and Responsibilities

Discuss with your supervisor how your unit handles HR — the distribution of functions among managers and HR staff.  With that knowledge you can identify what  information and application access you need to learn about.

Get Authorized To Access HR Information

  • Access Request for Employee Data
    Request access to employee data.
  • Get Access to Strategic Information Reporting (SIRI)
    Strategic Information Reporting Initiative (SIRI) is a single authoritative source of institutional information and an enterprise analysis and reporting application. 

Learn About Your HR Tools

  • SIRI Instructions and Videos
    Review step-by-step instructions and videos to learn how to use SIRI.
  • Line Assignment Application Tutorial
    Take an online tour through the Line Assignment application and learn how to log in and utilize the selection criteria to get a line for your position.
  • New Employee Welcome Tutorial
    Take a tour through the New Employee Welcome Application to learn how to submit a request for a welcome packet for new employees.
  • Understanding Time and Attendance Rules
    This online class reviews UB’s time and attendance rules for state faculty and staff to help you understand how to properly manage your days off from work.

Learn About UB's HR Policies

Get Familiar With HR Forms

Develop Your Skills

  • Develop Skills To Help Me Manage My Employees
    Refine your skills in supervising others and learn managerial best practices to take you to the next level.

Get Help

  • Getting Help
    Customers' questions should be directed to Customer Service. As an HR manager, contact the appropriate expert directly.