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Employee Relations

What is Employee Relations?

Employee Relations offers consultation, facilitation and resolution strategies for workplace issues. Employee Relations assists in communications between employees and supervisors, corrective action and planning, disciplinary actions, and explanation and clarification of University policies and procedures.

What Employee Relations Does to Help Supervisors and Employees:

  • Provides counsel and advice to supervisors and employees regarding employment-related inquiries.
  • Assists in the interpretation of University policies and procedures.
  • Provides confidential consultation.
  • Advises employees regarding their employment rights.
  • Facilitates dialogue on employee/employer issues.

Employee Relations Contact:

Becca Seamons, MHR
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Relations | Onboarding Specialist
Utah State University Human Resources
(435) 797-5652

Marla Boyer, MBA, SPHR, GBA
Senior Associate Director
Benefits Specialist | ADA Specialist | Employee Relations
Utah State University Human Resources
(435) 797-5475  

We’re here to help you with your workplace questions and issues. Just call or send us an e-mail.

Relevant policies accessible via the HR website:

On-Campus Resources:

Community Resources:

  • Bear River Mental Health (435) 752-0750
  • Children's Justice Center (435) 753-7017
  • Child & Family Support Center (435) 752-8880

Employees can also use the SafeUT resource:


SafeUT Smartphone App

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

SafeUT: SafeUT answers crisis calls, and chats—about yourself or someone else—24/7. These free services, provided by University of Utah Health, are confidential. Our counseling topics include:

  • Depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues;
  • Suicide prevention;
  • Loss and grief;
  • Bullying and cyberbullying;
  • Drug and alcohol problems;
  • Self-harm;
  • Relationship difficulties;
  • Any life challenge.

SafeUT is free and confidential.

If an “active rescue” is necessary – meaning our crisis counselor believes the user is in immediate danger – the counselor will alert emergency services to attempt a face-to-face safety evaluation based on the information provided by the user.

SafeUT app

Key Features of SafeUT

The SafeUT program and app help youth stay healthy and safe in schools by providing high-quality, confidential counseling services. The app’s key features include:

  • Confidential and password-protected services
  • Free to use and download (standard date usage and rates may apply)
  • Real-time, two-way communication with SafeUT crisis counselors available 24/7
  • Tips can be submitted with picture and/or video
  • Compatibility with Apple & Android devices