University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources
http://www.umn.edu/ohr
612-625-2016

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 Process and Hiring Service Agreement page to get started.

Questions About Hiring?
If you have questions about the hiring process, please contact your college or unit HR professional. If you do not know who your contact is, consult our online directory.

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

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 Terms (pdf)

Appointment Types by Employee Group (pdf)

Appointment Type Definitions (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.

Employment System

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.