University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Recruiting & Hiring

The Office of Human Resources is moving to a new hiring process and service agreement to clarify hiring process activities, timeline, and roles and responsibilities. Visit the hiring manager user guide Manage Applicants and Job Openings to get started.

Questions About Hiring?
If you have questions about the hiring process, please contact your college or unit HR professional.

Recruiting & Hiring Resources
The information listed under each of the links below is designed to help guide you through the hiring process for each employee group. By following the guidelines and procedures, you can be assured that you are working towards finding the right candidate for your open position.

Guidelines & Procedures

Academic Employees

Affiliate Relationships (formerly known as Academic "Without Salary" Appointments)

Civil Service & Bargaining Unit Employees

Employment Outside the United States

Graduate Assistants

Student Employees

Temporary Posted and No-Post Positions

Temporary or Casual Employees

Temporary Positions through Employment Agencies

Guidelines for Reasonable Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities

Writing a Job Description Job Aid (pdf)

News & Updates

Hiring kaizen yields a new, unified hiring process that reduces time to fill positions. Read more.

Relocation Assistance

The Relocation Assistance Program provides complimentary services to departments conducting employment searches.

Relocation Assistance Program

Additional Resources

Appointment Types by Employee Group (pdf)

Sample Hiring and Appointment Letters

Online I-9

Enter, verify, document, and ensure employment eligibility for new hires.

Online I-9

User Guides

Employment System

Submit, track, and review your job requisitions and employment applications online.

User Guides

Background Checking

The Office of Human Resources uses General Information Services, Inc. for all background screening.

Background screening will be done for positions where it is legally required or where the University has already established a practice of conducting these checks.

Background Checking Process

Questions about Hiring

If you have questions about the hiring process in your unit, contact your college or administrative unit HR professional first.