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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. Columbia Benefits will mail detailed information about 2015 healthcare, dental, and other programs to your home in October, in advance of Open Enrollment.

    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.

  • As we announced over the summer, Columbia University has selected UnitedHealthcare (UHC) as the single medical plan vendor for faculty and staff effective January 1, 2015. 

    UHC representatives will once again be on site to assist faculty and staff with finding network providers and to address questions related to transition of care for those currently receiving medical treatment.

    One-on-One Sessions. Representatives will be available for 10-minute one-on-one sessions, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the following days:

    • Monday, October 13: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Lamont Hall Reading Room
    • Tuesday, October 14: Morningside, Uris Hall, Room 141
    • Thursday, October 16: CUMC, Hammer Health Science Center, Room 305
    • Friday, October 17: Studebaker, 4th Floor (please check-in at the desk in the 4th floor lobby)

     Reserve a Time Slot Now. To reserve a 10-minute time slot, please contact one of our Benefits Service Center Specialists:

    Important: Walk-ins are also welcome, but they may be subject to additional wait time. 

    For More Information

    If you have additional questions, please contact the Benefits Service Center at 212-851-7000 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday), or hrbenefits@columbia.edu.

  • Monday, October 20, 2014 from 11:30am - 1:30 pm
    The Rotunda, Low Library

    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. 

  • 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 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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