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This section provides you with policies to help you in the administration of Human Resources at the University.

If you require further information, contact your Departmental Administrator or Employment & HR Client Services at 212-851-7008 or hrcs@columbia.edu.

The contents of this manual apply only to Officers of Administration, Officers of the Libraries and Non-Union Support Staff. Unless stated otherwise, the policies contained in this manual do not apply to employees covered by a collective bargaining unit, temporary or casual employees, Officers of Instruction or Officers of Research. In the event of a discrepancy between this online manual and The Faculty Handbook, a determination will be made at the sole discretion of Columbia University.

This manual sets forth personnel policy guidelines to assist managers and supervisors with their operational responsibilities. The policies contained within are not conditions of employment, and the language is not intended to create a contract between the University and its employees. Nothing contained in this manual shall be deemed to give any employee the right to remain in the employment of the University. The University reserves the right to make unilateral changes in this manual.

Columbia University allows flexible work arrangements (FWAs) subject to meeting the needs and operational goals of the department with the approval of the department manager.

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) applies to all eligible faculty and staff.

In summary, FMLA requires that an "eligible" employee must be granted in total up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave during any twelve-month rolling period for any of the reasons stated in this policy.

This Notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you may obtain access to this information.

Please review it carefully.

This manual describes Columbia University's procedures for ensuring continued compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), as amended.



For Policies:
Employment and HR Client Services
Studebaker 4th Floor, MC 8704
615 West 131st Street
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-851-7008
Fax: 212-851-7023
Email: hrcs@columbia.edu


Administrative Policy Library

Essential Policies for the Columbia Community

Office of University Compliance 

Manager Toolkit and HR Manual