OHR News

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Change your FSA midyear

Take this special opportunity from June 1-30 to change an existing FSA, or create a new one. Learn more. 

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Take Control of Your Finances With June Webinars

LSS Financial, the University’s official financial counseling provider, offers free webinars for building strong financial skills and shrinking debt and loans. Coming in June: Recovering Your Finances (June 8), Financial Stress Busters (June 15), and Scam-Proof Your Finances (June 22). For more details and other events, see the Office of Human Resources’ Events and Workshops web page.

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Tour the New YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center

This new ECLC is conveniently located on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus at 326 16th Avenue SE. Priority registration will take place June 1–July 2 for University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students. Open houses with private tours of the new child care center will kick off on June 15 and 16. Get more information and schedule your tour online here.

Sexual Harassment Stops when you step up.

Preventing Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination and Retaliation

This required educational module for employees provides information on preventing and responding to sexual misconduct, retaliation, and discrimination based on race, national origin, disability, gender identity and expression, religion and other protected characteristics.

Alert! Unemployement Insurance Fraud

Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Higher unemployment levels and additional federal benefits in response to the impact of COVID-19 are making unemployment insurance a new target for fraud nationwide. Employees who think they may have been the targeted for this type of fraud should take action immediately.

Work. With Purpose. 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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Emergency Fund for Employees

Employees who need financial assistance due to a temporary hardship can apply for the new Employee Emergency Assistance Fund, starting January 2021. Learn more about the purpose of the fund and application process. If you'd like to contribute to this fund and help U of M employees facing extraordinary hardships, make a gift here.


COVID-19 HR Updates

More information on COVID-19 related programs, including the Retirement Incentive Option, Leaves, Virtual Care Resources, and the Furlough and Pay Reduction Program.

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)

Office of Human Resources  
Talent Acquisition
Employee Benefits
Leadership & Talent Development
Wellbeing Program
Compensation & Classification
Payroll Services
Employee Relations


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.