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1 Public Policies on Work and Pay: A Graduate Certificate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Professor Morris Kleiner, Director of Graduate Studies

2 Why this Graduate Certificate? 4 It is an interdisciplinary approach involving key departments at the University of Minnesota that are at the TOP of their fields

3 The Students 4 There will be students ranging from law students to union delegates to business students providing diverse viewpoints, understanding, and interests

4 Why? Learn government policies Acquire knowledge of business interests Learn how unions operate and why Economic understanding of labor Legal knowledge of the employment relationship Understand policy issues

5 For who? 4 Government policy makers 4 Lobbyists 4 HR Professionals 4 Lawyers 4 International Students 4 Learners in the exciting field of work 4 Current graduate students

6 These are the classes that count as core course for the Certificate 4 PA 5431/HRIR Public Policies on Work and Pay 3 credits 4 HRIR Public Policy and Employee Benefits 2 credits or PA Economics of Social Insurance Programs

7 The bottom line or whats in it for me? 4 You get a graduate certificate with no additional time added to your degree. 4 You get a labor/employment sculpted classes that provide a rich interdisciplinary study of an important area of the labor and public policy. 4 An edge in recruiting with firms, government, and unions with an extra credential from the graduate school at the University of Minnesota. 4 …At almost NO extra cost.

8 The only cost 4 Do you want to take these types of classes? 4 Are you interested in Labor/Employment issues? 4 Some paper work. 4 You need to be organized in taking the classes.

9 A Recent Graduate

10 What Do Graduate Say? "The PIWP program strategically planned my courses with the best Labor and Employment classes at the University of Minnesota, and after I graduated it has been an excellent supplement to my Master of Public Policy that I have used effectively in job interviews" – Simon Jonathan Mudge (HRIR Graduate), Legislative Council Service, New Mexico State Leg islature.

11 PIWP Graduate Bridget Szeluga, '11 MA-HRIR, Earns Silver Compass Award The Silver Compass Award honors those students who have consistently demonstrated exceptional vision, commitment, and leadership. Bridget is in HR for Anheiser Busch(see this link for more information on the benefits of the Certificate) Bridget Szeluga, '11 MA- HRIR, Earns Silver Compass Award

12 Terry Risbey, Minnesota Legislative Auditors Office The Certificate gave me a background in the issues facing both employers and employees as I worked on these issues and helped provide a broader understanding of the issues of the various stakeholders, including governments (in their normal role and as employers), employee representatives, and retirees. I have needed to understand the legal and economic context of employee benefits as a part of employee compensation and had to read relevant statutes and collective agreements. The Work and Pay Certificate gives me an extra credential to show to potential employers and demonstrate that I made an extra effort in my education. It also adds demonstrates a higher level of expertise in my chosen field. I don't know if the Certificate was a factor in my getting my current job but I imagine it helped given the labor-related projects that the office was working on.

13 James Malley While only 8 months into my rotational program at Raytheon, I'd say the best thing the certificate has done for me is get me my next rotation in Labor. We have a large union contract coming up in Largo, FL, and several people tried to get on the project, but with my certificate, it let upper management know I was an expert.

14 Sue Schultz 4 Completing courses for the Graduate Certificate on Policy Issues on Work and Pay allowed me to keep my knowledge and skills up-to-date, while I enhanced my marketability in the job market. Upon completion of the Certificate on Policy Issues on Work and Pay, I was able to move from a clerical position to a director position, with a substantial increase in responsibilities and compensation. Additionally, the certificate courses were accepted as the electives for my Masters of Education degree, which I am currently completing.

15 For more information Humphrey Graduate Student Services Director: Morris Kleiner

16 Any Questions? Thanks for the opportunity of informing you about this unique graduate program.


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