Welcome to PSU Human Resources

Guidance for Supervisors and Departments on Determining Employee Return to Campus

Visit the above link to view guidance to supervisors and departments on determining return to campus

More information can be found by visiting PSU's Return to Campus Website as well.


PSU's Work Support Program

Resources for Work & Life During a Global Pandemic

In an effort to try to make things easier for employees, we’ve assembled this page as a central hub of curated resources. We’ll try to keep it organized and updated with the latest information.


Oregon Wildfire Resources - Cascade Centers

Cascade Centers has shared some Oregon Wildfire Resources for those in affected areas. We will provide more information as it comes available.


Broken Links in Emails

HR is aware of automated emails with broken links that are going out to campus. We are working with OIT to get these updated as quickly as possible and appreciate your patience. Please refer below to the correctly linked resources which may have been linked in an email.


IMPORTANT OED WORK SHARE NOTICES PSU HR has received a preliminary audit list from OED and we will be reaching out to resolve known issues. If you haven't heard from OED regarding your Work Share benefits, contact them ASAP at 503-947-1800. If you received a US Bank ReliaCard in the mail – DO NOT destroy it. This is your OED Work Share payment card. If you think you may have already destroyed your payment card, contact OED at 503-947-1800 and they will help.



Our purpose

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, and many more.

PSU Work Share Program

Beginning the first week in June, 2020 approximately several employee groups were placed in the PSU Work Share Program to address the significant financial impact of several years' declining enrollment exacerbated by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The program is designed to help employers like PSU avoid layoffs by allowing employees to collect partial unemployment while participating in a partial furlough. The PSU Work Share Program web page contains more information as well as deadlines, procedures, links to forms, and FAQs.

PSU Extended Benefits Program

On May 1, 2020 approximately 100 PSU employees, who work in units impacted by the loss of revenue or lack of work due to COVID-19 mitigation efforts, received notice that they would be enrolled in the PSU Extended Benefit Program. The program will allow employees to retain health care benefits while on an unpaid leave of absence. Displaced employees will also have the opportunity to apply for expanded unemployment insurance and human resources will provide employee support services.

May 2020

Due to not being able to meet in-person, the May 13 Spring HRascals meeting was recorded and posted on-line. Visit the HRascals web page for more information.

March 2020

On March 5, 2020 then interim president Stephen Percy announced that a strategic hiring freeze would "go into effect immediately for vacant education and general fund positions that are not in the final stages of the hiring process — in other words, where employment offers have been extended or accepted. Certain positions will be exempt under narrow criteria determined by university leadership...There will be an opportunity to revisit this action after fall enrollment is finalized."

February 2020

Per the new SEIU contract, effective July 1, 2019, all SEIU employees have a bucket of leave to be used in the event of a university announced closure.  The leave is to be used similar to holiday pay. When PSU has a closure SEIU employees should use “leave taken weather” LTW in place of the regular hours they were scheduled to work.  Essential services employees will enter all hours worked as overtime, in addition to the leave taken weather (LTW) hours to be paid double time and a half for all hours worked during the weather event.  

Supervisors should consider that all SEIU employees are being paid for the first 48 hours of inclement weather events and plan in advance if employees are considered “essential”.

Have questions about University Closure Policy? Check out our list of frequently asked questions.