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The role of the Office of Human Resources is to design, develop, and implement a comprehensive human resources program to serve the University community and attract, reward and retain high quality faculty and staff. The office provides services to prospective, current, and retired University
employees. Working closely with department administrators, the Office of Human Resources is
committed to delivering programs and services that make Boston University an employer of

The office is divided into six sections: Employment and Training, Employee Relations and Labor Relations, Compensation, Benefits, Operations and Systems, and Equal Opportunity.

  • The Employment and Training section recruits clerical, maintenance, and entry-level professional candidates. Ongoing professional growth and procedural workshop training for faculty and staff is also conducted by this section.
  • The Employee Relations and Labor Relations section advises supervisory personnel on the interpretation of University labor agreements, policies, and procedures. Employee Relations Representatives assist University departments in meeting their staffing goals and managing job performance. This section also acts as advisors to employees and supervisors to resolve conflicts, promote effective working relationships, and provide guidance regarding career advancement. Additionally, this section assists with the recruitment of middle and senior level professional candidates.
  • The Compensation section monitors compensation policies and practices within the University. Through comprehensive salary surveys for the University and for individual departments, management is advised on issues related to salary competitiveness.
  • The Benefits section administers the University’s benefits—health and dental insurance, short and long-term disability plans, retirement plans, the life insurance program, tuition remission program, and long-term care plan, and oversees expenditures in these areas. The Benefits section also analyzes, plans, and implements changes to benefits plans to ensure effective delivery to employees.
  • The Systems and Operations section provides technical support that includes mainframe programming, database management, network and desktop support. This section is responsible for the maintenance of employee records (manually and electronically), the ongoing development and maintenance of human resources information systems and the Human Resources website, the ongoing support of special projects that require technical support, and federal, state, and management reporting requirements.
  • The Equal Opportunity section is responsible for ensuring that the University is in compliance with state and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing equal opportunity. In consultation with the General Counsel’s Office, the Director of Equal Opportunity investigates complaints and provides training on the University’s Sexual Harassment Policy and equal opportunity issues.

The Office of Human Resources is also responsible for negotiating collective bargaining agreements, settling grievances and arbitrations, and maintaining management/union relationships for the five unions representing different groups at the University.

The Office of Human Resources encourages all visitors to this site to send comments and suggestions! Since this site is intended to serve YOU—employees, applicants, and University retirees—we appreciate your input. Tell us what you like... what you don't like... what you'd like to see added or removed. This will help us to customize and improve these pages to better serve your needs. Contact us.


All pages contained in this site are copyright Trustees of Boston University. All rights reserved. With the exception of bargaining unit agreements, the information contained in this site is not an implied or actual contract or condition of employment.
Boston University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer




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The Spring Open Enrollment Period for the Boston University Health Plan and the Personal and Family Accident Insurance Plan is underway. During this time, you should review your current elections for these benefits and decide if you want to change plans, enroll for the first time, or cancel coverage. Please follow this link to enroll on-line and for more information.

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The Spring 2007 Get Trained schedule and online registration for staff and faculty is now available. Over 40 programs are available (including 10 new ones!) covering business and communication skills, University work procedures, and health. Take a look at the programs being offered and register today!

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Boston University is pleased to provide a new benefit to faculty and staff members:
an annuity purchase program called Income Solutions®. When you are ready to begin receiving your retirement income, an income annuity is one option you may want to explore.
Click here for more information.

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Roth 403(b) contribution option will be available for the retirement plans beginning 1/1/07. Click here for details.

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Smoking Cessation Program available to all Boston University faculty, staff and their families.
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