Carnegie Mellon University

Human Resources Business Partner

The Human Resources Business Partner career family consists of two job classifications. Those in the higher classification in the career family, HR business partner II, serve as lead human resources advisors and HR subject matter experts within each department and/or division. The resources provided for each level serve as the developmental outline specific to that classification, helping to focus skill development and professional development efforts to help prepare for future opportunities as an HR professional:

  1. HR Business Partner I Development Resources
  2. HR Business Partner II Development Resources

Completing the suggested training serves as an objective way to display progress toward personal and professional development in the HR Business Partner career family at CMU. HR business partners with adequate skills and successful job performance will be considered for higher classified positions as opportunities become available.

The following topics are fundamental to all levels of the HR Business Partner career family and should be addressed during the onboarding process. Please contact your supervisor if you are unfamiliar with any of the items on the list or if you need additional assistance related to any of the subject areas.

  • 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:  Compensation Guidelines and Data
  • Compensation:  Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Compensation:  Job Descriptions Guidance and Template
  • Compensation:  Job Titles
  • Compensation:  Off-Cycle Pay Adjustments
  • Compensation:  Personnel Files
  • Compensation: Job Families
  • Exit Interviewing
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Hiring:  Offer Letters (Open Ended, Fixed Term, Remote Work, International Remote Work)
  • Hiring:  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
  • Systems Training:  Workday -  Reports for HRBPs and System Guides
  • Systems Training:  Workday - Recruiting
  • Systems Training:  Workday Fundamentals - Supervisory Organization, Roles and Approvals
  • Systems Training: Service Now
  • University Policies