Managing Staff Overview

This section of the website focuses on core day-to-day human resources (HR) functions for those Columbia University personnel in the following employment categories: officer of instruction, officers of research, officers of administration, student officers and support staff at all Columbia locations which are served by Columbia University Human Resources.

Columbia University maintains collective bargaining agreements with multiple bargaining units. These agreements set forth the wages, terms and conditions of employment, and working conditions of approximately 3,200 support staff. Information regarding HR management for employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement can be found in the applicable collective bargaining agreements.

For more detailed information regarding academic positions — officers of instruction, officers of research, and student officers — please review the Faculty Handbook.

Individual schools may have additional policies for recruiting and hiring officers and support staff. Please consult with your local school/department Human Resources office or Dean's office as appropriate.