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Welcome to the Columbia University Human Resources Website

For more than 250 years, Columbia has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries and servce to society.

News Highlights

  • Get ready to enroll in your benefits for next year. The 2015 annual Benefits Open Enrollment period for faculty and staff runs from Monday, November 3, 2014 through Friday, November 21, 2014. 

    Benefits Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity for all eligible Columbia University faculty & staff to enroll in or make changes to your benefits for the coming calendar year.

    2015 Guides to What's New for Open Enrollment are now available online. Columbia Benefits will also mail these materials to your homes in late October. 

    After a rigorous evaluation of the capabilities of our healthcare plan vendors, the University has selected UnitedHealthcare (UHC) as the single medical plan vendor for the faculty and staff medical plans, effective January 1, 2015. Faculty and staff eligible for healthcare were notified of this change on Monday, July 28, 2014. We have developed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to help you understand the effects of this change:

    FAQ for Officers
    FAQ for Support Staff

    Columbia Benefits will offer a series of Benefits Expos and Free Health Screenings where you can meet with representatives from the Benefits department and the Office of Work/Life, as well as representatives from the healthcare, retirement and other plans.

  • Our Fall 2014 course lineup is available. We've designed our fall offerings to help promote individual development as well as work and team productivity. Register today for one of our upcoming Fall classes.
  • With the generous donations of employees at Barnard College, Columbia University and Teachers College, Columbia Community Service gives grants to local organizations providing critical services to our community. 

  • With just your University ID Card, Columbia students, faculty and staff on the Morningside campus can receive a free flu shot at the Columbia Health flu shot clinics. No appointments are needed—shots are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

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