Human Resources

News and Announcements

December 2019

Review your December 2019 Paycheck to Ensure Your 2020 Benefits are Accurately Reflected! For more information visit the Open Enrollment page located on the HR Benefits page.

Check Out Our Employee Discount Page. PSU staff & faculty are invited to shop at the Adidas Employee Store in the Month of December (12/1-12/31). Visit the Employee Discount Page for more information.

November 2019

Holiday Notice

Portland State University will be closed on:

  • Thursday, November 28, 2019 for the Thanksgiving Holiday;
  • Friday, November 29, 2019 for the day after Thanksgiving;
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019 for the Christmas Holiday; and
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020 for the New Year’s Day Holiday.

For more information, please see the following communication from Kevin Reynolds, VP for Finance and Administration.

A HUGE Thank You!

To all who participated in the 2019 Oregon Employees' Charitable Fund Drive. Portland State raised almost $8,400 for local area non-profits. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

October 2019

Oregon Employees' Charitable Fund Drive 2019 

Starting on November 1st, PSU will launch our Charitable Fund Drive for 2019.

Our main message is “Give dollars. Make change.” which recognizes the power each of us has to make our communities better through Charitable Fund Drive donations. This event encourages each of us to think about our own passions for improving our communities – and to realize that every State employee deserves to know how they can use the Fund Drive to support their communities.


This year we are excited to announce the launch of our HR Document Upload Form which allows you to complete your contribution form and submit using an entirely paperless process. Read below and stay tuned for more details!



HR Department Upload Forms are now LIVE!

Now upload your department's documents directly to Human Resources by using the HR Document Upload Form and receive automatic notifications when HR receives and processes your document. Using this form, you can upload:

  • Authorized Volunteer/PSU Affiliated Service Forms
  • Employee Information Forms
  • Labor Distribution Forms
  • Letters of Offer
  • Performance Evaluations
  • Charitable Fund Drive Pledges

The form can be found at, or on the Policies, Contracts, and Forms page.

September 2019

This year in HR we have continued our work to ensure that our processes are easy to access and that transactions are processed quickly and reliably. To those ends, we have converted a number of our most-frequented forms into electronic format. This includes:

All of these forms can now be filled out securely online and submitted directly into the respective HR process. We will continue our automation efforts and always appreciate your feedback on these or any other topics. Thank you again for your partnership as we continue this important work.

Other Announcements

PERS Director: Statement on Senate Bill 1049. To learn more about Senate Bill 1049 (pending signature from the Governor) view through GovDelivery. Subscribe to GovDelivery here.


In 2018, Portland State completed its Classification and Compensation Study for Unclassified/Unranked staff positions. The Academic Professionals portion of the project is ongoing. To learn more about the study and to stay up-to-date please visit our project page for the compensation study.


Revised 12/2/19

Our Purpose

Welcome to the Office of Human Resources. Our team is committed to providing quality service that enables faculty and staff to contribute at the highest level to support the mission of the University. We serve the PSU community in the areas of employee recruitment and retention, new employee onboarding, employee learning and development, payroll, compensation and benefits, and employee relations.

Our Services

  • Benefits, Retirement & Wellness
  • Compensation and Classification
  • Employee Leaves
  • Employee Records
  • Employee Relations
  • Employment Services
  • HR Information Systems
  • Payroll