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Welcome to the HR Virtual Front Desk!

The "HR Front Desk" provides information and resources typically found by calling or visiting the HR Office. It is available to answer your questions and direct you to the appropriate office or web site as needed. 

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These are the most popular topics we receive questions on.  Click on the link below for more information.  In some cases you may be redirected to another Harvard web site. Additional information is located on the left hand side bar.

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What we do


The Office of Human Resources provides services to the community to support the Core Commitments of Harvard Medical School.


Who we are


Your HR Team is located in Gordon Hall in suites 150, 320, and 312.  For a full directory of Your HR Team click here.  For the list of Your HR Team by client department name click here.


Administrative Services – This team is responsible for responding to initial inquiries and serves as an access point in order to ensure queries are directed to the most appropriate resource.


Consulting Services – Our HR Consulting Teams work with staff and managers on a variety of workplace matters such job evaluation, compensation, leaves of absence, organizational and change management, performance management and conflict resolution.


HR Transactions - The HR Transactions team is the employee’s gateway to PeopleSoft starting with the New Hire setup which creates the Harvard ID and enables access into PS Self-Service, as well as ensuring employee records are up-to-date.


Human Resources Information Systems - The HRIS team supports the University and the Schools HR systems of PeopleSoft, ASPIRE, MARS PeopleView, provides HR data to departments, and populates directories such as Catalyst, eCommons, and the HMS White Pages.


Recruitment and Job Reclassification - Our recruiters partner with hiring managers to post jobs, and to source and hire the right people into the right jobs.  HMS is committed to building an increasingly diverse and inclusive workforce.


Training and Development – Our Harvard Longwood Campus (HLC) team is committed to helping you foster a productive workplace, through a variety of workshops.


Work/Life – Our Work/Life Program Manager provides Harvard Longwood Campus (HLC) staff, faculty and post docs with information and resources that support successful Work/Life integration.