OHR News

Retirement Incentive Option

The 2020 Retirement Incentive Option, often called the "RIO" for short, is a one-time benefit that will only be available for a short period of time, starting on August 17, 2020. Only University employees who are close to retirement and meet the eligibility requirements can participate.

Visit the RIO 2020 page to learn more about the program and see if you qualify.

Find a Job at the U of M

Welcome Job Seekers!

We offer one of the most vibrant, satisfying, and rewarding workplaces in Minnesota. And with over 27,000 employees at the University, 850 distinct job titles, and five Minnesota campuses, your opportunities are vast. Learn more in the Find a Job section.

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Special FSA opportunity deadline: August 31st

You may enroll in, increase, decrease, or stop a 2020 Flexible Spending Account (dependent care or health care) election any time before August 31, 2020 without a qualifying life event, due to a special opportunity from the IRS. Active employees who took a previous opportunity in 2020 to change their FSA(s) are still eligible to make changes now. See the FSA page for details and forms.

Contact Us

Changes to OHR Contact Center and Donhowe In-Person Services

Until further notice, we have made these changes to OHR's in-person services in the Donhowe Building:

  • The Contact Center has resumed taking phone calls. Phone numbers are the same as before—612-624-8647 or 800-756-2363. Or email ohr@umn.edu.
  • For an I-9 appointment, all new foreign national employees should email ohr@umn.edu.
  • Employees are no longer able to pick up checks, W-2 reprints, and 1042-S reprints in person. These are being automatically mailed.
  • Benefits consultations are now handled by phone or virtual meeting. Email or call to make an appointment.

100 Donhowe Building
319 15th Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 4-UOHR (612-624-8647, or 800-756-2363)

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Diversity on Campus

The University is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming campus. Learn more about diversity at the U.

HR Policies

All policies can be found in the University Policy Library. Look for the Human Resource Policy page for policies related specifically to Human Resources. Forms from across the University are available on this site as well.