Carnegie Mellon University

Human Resources Business Partner

The Human Resources Business Partner career family consists of two job classifications. Those in the higher classification, HR business partner II, serve as lead human resources advisors and HR subject matter experts. 

Invest in your career as an HR business partner at CMU by completing the recommended training. This targeted development path strengthens your skillset, making you a strong candidate for higher-classified positions as opportunities arise.

These topics are fundamental to all levels of the HR Business Partner career family and should be addressed during the onboarding process:

  • Accommodations for Disabilities
  • Affirmative Action Plan
  • California Employment Law
  • Child Protection Services
  • Collaborating Visitor Process
  • Communication and Collaboration (Google mail, Box, D-Lists, Zoom, Forums: (Administrative Leadership Group, HR Ambassadors, Staff Council)
  • Compensation:
    • Activity Pay and One-Time Payment
    • Compensation Guidelines and Data
    • Fair Labor Standards Act
    • Job Descriptions Guidance and Template
    • Job Titles
    • Off-Cycle Pay Adjustments
    • Personnel Files
    • Job Families
  • Exit Interviewing
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Hiring:
    • Offer Letters (Open Ended, Fixed Term, Remote Work, International Remote Work)
    • Staff Hiring Guidelines
  • Leaves Management
  • OHR Document Library, OHR Website Documents and Workday Guides
  • OHR Organization Structure, Service Model and Client Team
  • OHR Strategic Plan
  • Payroll Calendar
  • Performance Management and Merit (Guidelines, Guidance, Annual Process and Timeline, Provisional Period Review and Performance Improvement Plans)
  • Post-Hire Employment Guidance and  Actions (Appointment Extension, Demotion, Interim Assignments, Promotion, Reassignment and Reclassification)
  • Preventing Workplace Harassment
  • Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Process
  • Staff Handbook
  • Systems Training:
    • HR Acuity - Employee Relations Case Management and Investigations
    • Workday -  Reports for HRBPs and System Guides
    • Workday - Recruiting
    • Workday Fundamentals - Supervisory Organization, Roles and Approvals
    • ServiceNow
  • University Policies