About HR

Welcome to the Office of Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources is an integral component in support of the University of Pittsburgh's Mission to advance teaching, research, and public service by promoting quality human resources programs and initiatives that enhance the University's ability to attract, develop, and retain an exceptional workforce.  Working in collaboration with the University community, the Office of Human Resources, through the areas of Diversity and Inclusion, Employment, Benefits, Compensation, Employee and Labor Relations, Organization Development, and Child Development, is committed to a culture that fosters excellence through strategic leadership and service of the highest quality.

To learn more about our philosophy and goals in the Office of Human Resources, please read our Vision, Mission, and Strategic Priorities statement.

This website is intended to provide general information as well as guide prospective, new, current, and retired faculty and staff as well as their dependents through a vast array of programs and services.  If you desire additional information or need more clarification, please feel free to contact a member of our staff.  Thank you for visiting the Human Resources website, and please come back often!

Ronald W. Frisch

Human Resources Departments

Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion (OAADI) has overall responsibility for providing leadership, resources, coordination, and oversight for the University's voluntary diversity initiatives as well as ensuring equal opportunity and compliance with related governmental requirements.  Given the size, complexity and collegial nature of the University, OAADI does not do this alone.  The campus community contributes to the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion, through the work of faculty, staff and students at all levels of the University.  Contact Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion - Phone 412-648-7860 / Fax 412-648-7864; 412 Bellefield Hall
Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion Staff Directory

Benefits

Benefits administers comprehensive benefit programs to meet the needs of eligible faculty, staff, and retirees.  A broad range of benefits are also available to graduate and undergraduate students.  Benefit offerings include medical, dental, vision, life, disability, long-term care insurance options, flexible spending accounts, tuition remission, and pension plan/retirement savings options.    The benefit programs also provide all wellness-related services at no cost to you.  Feel free to contact a Benefit Specialist if you have any questions about the benefit programs or need assistance with a change in coverage.    Contact Benefits - Phone 412-624-8160 / Fax 412-624-3485; 300 Craig Hall; Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Benefits Staff Directory

Compensation

Compensation is responsible for the administration, interpretation and ongoing maintenance of the University’s Staff Classification System to ensure fair, equitable and competitive pay for University classified staff members. Compensation is accountable for reviewing the Staff Classification System and University’s pay structure on an annual basis, participating in external salary surveys, updating the University’s staff ranges and monitoring the University’s compliance of state and federal laws. Compensation also serves as a consultative resource for departments on job design and compensation strategies, writing effective job descriptions and guidance around time and attendance policies and procedures.  Contact Compensation - Phone 412-648-5049 / Fax 412-624-8063; 100 Craig Hall
Compensation Staff Directory

Employee Relations

Employee Relations provides direction and oversight for a variety of non-union staff employment matters, including leaves of absence, staff performance and disciplinary issues, staff employee grievances including formal complaints, investigation of harassment and other workplace misconduct allegations, all anticipated terminations, and unemployment compensation claims. Employee Relations also provides proactive assistance to both employees and supervisors on the interpretation and implementation of policies, procedures, and the Staff Handbook directives. Contact Employee Relations – Phone 412-624-4645 / Fax 412-624-8042; 500 Craig Hall
Employee Relations Staff Directory

Labor Relations

Labor Relations negotiates, administers, and interprets the University’s collective bargaining agreements.  The Labor Relations office will assist departments with matters relating to represented employees, including developing both short and long range labor relations strategies, investigating and responding to grievances and other complaints, and providing training regarding relevant University policies and practices.  Contact Labor Relations – Phone 412-624-4645 / Fax 412-624-8042; 500 Craig Hall
Labor Relations Staff Directory

Organization Development

Organization Development serves as a strategic partner with University community clients to help them create and realize their strategic plans, and achieve greater levels of effectiveness and productivity in their organization.  Products and services include strategic planning, organization assessment and analysis, process improvement, performance management, and leadership and workforce development.  Contact Organization Development – Phone 412-624-8044 / Fax 412-624-4781; 500 Craig Hall
Organization Development Staff Directory

Recruiting and Client Services

Recruiting & Client Services is involved in all aspects of recruiting, hiring and on-boarding non-faculty staff employees. We develop recruitment strategies, identify and screen candidates, coordinate advertising strategies, negotiate and extend offers for staff hires, provide consultation for University-wide human resources issues, represent the University at career fairs and community events, coordinate and facilitate new hire orientation sessions and educate and counsel candidates on employment options. Recruiting & Client Services also includes All-Temps, the Alternative Temporary Staffing department. All-Temps is a temporary job placement service within the University of Pittsburgh. We recruit, screen and qualify highly-skilled temporary employees to fill the short-term needs of departments and schools, such as leaves of absence, vacant positions and special projects. Contact Recruiting and Client Services - Phone 412-624-8150 / Fax 412-624-8063; 100 Craig Hall
Recruiting and Client Services Staff Directory 

University Child Development Center (UCDC)

The University Child Development Center has been established by the University of Pittsburgh to serve the University community by enrolling children of staff, faculty, and students.  The Center provides a high-quality early childhood program/child care in close proximity to the main campus, for children ranging in age from six weeks through 5 years of age.  There are twelve classrooms staffed by Early Childhood professionals who design and implement a curriculum based on their knowledge of early childhood education and development, and on strengths and interests that children exhibit.  The Center is open from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, offering either full time (5 days per week) or part time (2 or 3 days per week) care.  The Center is an NAEYC-accredited and PA Keystone Star 4A facility and follows the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards.  The Center also provides laboratory, research, and practicum experiences for University students and faculty.  Contact UCDC - Phone 412-323-2100 / Fax 412-323-2120; 635 Clyde Street
University Child Development Center Staff Directory