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Human Resources

Welcome to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Office of Human Resources.

In collaboration with you, CALS-HR strives to foster a productive and vibrant work environment where each individual is respected and feels connected to the CALS mission.

CALS-HR partners with members of the CALS' community to promote distinctive performance and investment in successful outcomes by providing advice and consultation on work place issues, policies, performance management and other human resource practices.

If you cannot find the appropriate information using one of the links below, please contact your departmental human resources representative.

Bias, Discrimination & Harassment Investigator

Cornell's Hotline Available to Report Ethical Concerns

Our team is working a hybrid schedule, please contact:

Laurie DeNardo
at her e-mail to report an incident:
lmd3 [at] (lmd3[at]cornell[dot]edu)


Cornell offers many generous benefits programs including health, life, auto, home and pet insurances; select benefits, retirement plans, medical leaves benefits and educational benefits. In addition to benefits programs, faculty and staff enjoy many perks for being Cornell employees. Learn about these benefits.

Newly hired staff and faculty members: Visit the Cornell New Hires site where you will find links to enroll in benefits, review your personal data and register for an onboarding appointment.

Family Life at Cornell

Life extends well beyond your job. We understand there are many areas where life and career intersect. Are you looking for child care? Are you caring for an elder or adult in your family? Are you looking for appropriate spaces to pump breastmilk on campus? Seeking a pet sitter? Services are available to help you! In addition to getting help with these questions, you can attend free on-campus caregiving workshops, get guidance on flexible work arrangements, join e-lists to keep you informed, and more. Learn more by contacting Work/Life Services at worklife [at] (worklife[at]cornell[dot]edu) or by visiting the Cornell HR website.



Cornell offers financial and investment planning services, robust retirement benefits, and a wide array of investment funds to help faculty and staff realize their financial security goals.

Learn about retirement benefits.

University Policies

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Job Search/Career Development

Supervisor Support

Below are links designed to assist supervisors and managers in their recruitment, performance management and leadership responsibilities.

  • Student hiring website - Link to the CALS website to request a student hire.
  • HR Tools for Managers - Link to the University website providing guidance on performance reviews.
  • Performance Management - Link to the University website on our annual performance review process, including templates for dialogues and training resources.

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