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Welcome to the Columbia University Human Resources (CUHR) website. If you are new to the University, please read and follow the New Officers & Support Staff checklist.

This site contains important news and information about the University's competitive benefits, our learning and professional development offerings, workplace policies, and other important HR initiatives.

If you have questions or need more information, please feel free to contact us

William Innes — Vice President, Columbia University Human Resources (Interim)

News Highlights

  • Columbia Benefits is pleased to announce that a new savings option will be added to the Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan (VRSP): Roth contributions. On and after July 1, 2014, you will be able to make Roth contributions, pre-tax contributions or a combination of Roth and pre-tax contributions.

    If you contribute to the VRSP today, you know that your current contributions are made on a pre-tax basis. This means the money you contribute is not taxed as part of your pay, but it will be taxable when paid out to you in the future.

    The new Roth contribution feature gives you another savings option. Roth contributions will allow you to contribute after-tax dollars from your pay to the VRSP and, so long as you meet certain criteria, these contributions and their investment earnings will be tax-free when paid to you from the plan.

    To help you learn more about the VRSP and Roth contributions, we have prepared a brief video:

    Roth VRSP Viedeo

    On April 23, 2014, all eligible faculty and staff receieved at your Columbia email address an overview of how Roth contributions work, and features to consider when deciding whether to save on a Roth basis, a pre-tax basis or both.

  • The schedule of 2014 University Holidays for all campuses is now available.

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