A major objective of HRIS is to increase Human Resource Management's capacity to leverage and assimilate new and emerging technologies; streamline workflow; maximize accuracy, reliability, and validity of workforce data; and ease deployment and collection of data and information. The following are some of the functional activities performed by HRIS in addressing Information Technology at Howard:
Another major objective of the Department of HRIS is to develop electronic historical employee records for the University. HRIS maintains the Official Personnel File (OPF) which is the primary repository for the University's workforce.
While Howard University has a technical support staff, Enterprise Technology Services (ETS), to manage computing issues on University computers, HRIS handles support functions for HRM. HRIS serves as the first level of support for the HR staff which may include initial setup and configuration, trouble shooting, security and any software/hardware related problem that impacts their individual workstations.