University Human Resources operates within the Division of Finance and Administration and follows the guidelines and principles outlined by DFA.

We operate with three major groups:

  1. HR Strategic Partners
  2. Centers of Expertise
  3. HR Service Center

Click below to explore each group's functions within HR. Find contact information and our staff directory as well.

HR Strategic Partners

HRSPs serve as a single point of contact for OSU leaders and consult on application of HR programs and resources in support of assigned colleges and units. HRSPs provide general employee relations support and regularly liaise with ELR and Centers of Expertise to support specific situations and needs across the below functions. Find your HRSP here.

  • Workforce planning
  • Recruitment strategy
  • Development planning
  • Career ladders
  • Succession planning
  • Facilitation and teambuilding
  • Performance management coaching
  • Exit interviews
  • Manager coaching and training
  • Change management
  • Restructures
  • Organizational development

Centers of Expertise

  • Employee relations, contract negotiations and administration, grievance administration
  • Collective bargaining contract interpretation and training
  • HR policy development , training & interpretation
  • Administration of academic HR processes

The Director Talent Acquisition develops best-practice strategies to identify, attract and onboard excellent, diverse faculty and staff to the university.

  • Employee Benefit plan administration
  • Graduate Assistant benefit plan
  • Retirement plan administration
  • Protected leave administration
  • EAP program
  • Tax-deferred savings programs
  • Dependent care assistance/flex spending programs
  • Work-life and well being programs

HR Service Center

  • HR Service Center
    • Recruitment Services
      • Job postings
      • Search committee training and support
      • Candidate workflow
      • Offer letters
    • Employee Lifecycle Services
      • New hide paperwork & orientation
      • Job & status changes
      • Leaves of absence
      • Offboarding process
    • Graduate Assistant Services
      • Hiring process
      • Orientation
      • Appointment changes
  • Student Employment Center
    • Student recruitment/hiring process
    • Student employment eligibility
    • Student employee new hire paperwork and onboarding
  • HR Helpdesk
    • Technical assistance with the application process
    • Assistance with the criminal history or motor vehicle history check processed