Human Resources

News and Announcements


February 2019

In the event of campus closure or delay due to weather conditions, please refer to the:


Oregon's annual Governor’s State Employees Food Drive begins on Friday, February 1, 2019 and runs until February 28, 2019. This year Portland State has two options for giving:

  1. Food Barrels: For any member of campus who prefers to bring non-perishable food items, we have collection barrels located in or near the kitchen areas on floors 2-9 in the renamed RMNC (Richard and Maurine Neuberger Center).
  2. Payroll deductions: If you plan to donate using the payroll deduction form* (found here), please print, fill out, and send the signed form to PSU Human Resources (attn: Huck) by the end of the Drive (February 28, 2019). 

*When completing the form, leave the "Agency Number" blank


Length of Service Award. On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, we will honor our faculty and staff who reached a length of service milestone in 2018. The Length of Service Award Celebration and Reception will be held in the Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. Please join us as we honor our fellow colleagues for their significant achievement and contribution to Portland State University! See who is being honored (PDF). Please contact Huck Koester ( with any questions.


January 2019

Have questions about your W-2 Wage and Tax Statement? Check out our list of frequently asked questions about the W-2. Questions such as when you can expect your W-2 and how to access it online are answered there.


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 1/22/19

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