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Howard University's Office of Human Resources supports the University's mission through our commitment to attract, recruit, inspire and retain a workforce dedicated to advancing the historical reputation of excellence.

HR Updates and Announcements

Howard University Savings Plan Update: Transition to a Single Record Keeper

Oct 21, 2019

As we communicated in June, plans are underway to transition the Howard University Savings Plan to a single record keeper relationship with TIAA. Although we required additional time to work through some of the complexities and challenges that emerged, we are very pleased to report we are moving forward. As of November 4, 2019, the Howard University Savings Plan will use TIAA as the single record keeper and implement the new investment lineup. Click the link below for additional information.

TIAA Transition Information

Winter and Spring Break Campus Closures

Nov 21, 2019

Dear Howard University Faculty and Staff, As a reminder, the University will implement campus closures during the 2019-20 Winter and Spring Breaks. To assist employees with timecard completion during these periods, the Office of Human Resources would like to provide the University-designated Winter and Spring Break days, holidays, leave instructions (administrative, annual, and leave without pay (LWOP)), and additional information exclusive to essential employees and bargaining unit employees. Additional details regarding each closure are below: WINTER CLOSURE: The University will implement a full campus closure during Winter Break, from 12:01 a.m. on Monday, December 16, 2019, through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Campus will re-open on January 2. SPRING CLOSURE: The University will implement a limited campus closure during Spring Break, from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020, through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Campus will re-open on March 23. IMPORTANT: Essential employees who are required to work during the Winter and/or Spring closures will receive notification of essential status in advance from supervisors. Bargaining unit employees are expected to follow this guidance unless it conflicts with the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement. In such case(s), the terms of the collective bargaining agreement shall govern. For the full announcement of Winter and Spring break closures click the link below.

University Winter and Spring Closures Memo

New Customer Service Training Dates

Nov 21, 2019

Improving Customer Service is an integral component of improving efficiency and effectiveness at Howard. In support of the University strategic plan, Howard Forward, we are re-igniting our commitment to providing exceptional service through the continuation of our campus-wide customer service training.​ ​ This 3.5-hour course is mandatory for all faculty, staff and administrators. If you have not attended one of our previous sessions, please register for one of the dates below: ​ 12/5/2019,9:00am-12:30pm, Founders Library Browsing Room 1/7/2020, 12:30pm-4:00pm, Founders Library Browsing Room 1/15/2020, 9:00am-12:30pm, Founders Library Browsing Room 1/24/2020, 12:30pm-4:00pm, Founders Library Browsing Room ​To register for training, visit https://pdla.skillport.com, log in and click “Instructor-led Trainings” on the left-hand menu of the homepage. If you have not created a Howard University Skillport account, register with your Howard University email address. Your account will be approved within 24 business hours even if you do not receive an email confirmation. ​ ​ If you have questions or suggestions please contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-806-1280 or learning@howard.edu.

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Working at Howard University has been one of the best experiences I have ever had. I always wanted to attend and work at Howard because of the things I heard about it while living in Guyana. Being able to see the foundation of young African Americans growing into our future Presidents, leaders and politicians is an inexplainable feeling. Working here over the past 12 years has played an integral role in my life because I am able to give back to the African American community and to be among great researchers at an HBCU.