Carnegie Mellon University

Human Resources Generalist

The Human Resources Generalist career family consists of three job classifications. Those in the highest classification in the Human Resource Generalist career family, HR generalist III, partner with managers and employees at various levels to provide HR support and solutions.

Invest in your career as an HR generalist 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.

The following topics are fundamental to all levels of the HR Generalist 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.

  • 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:
    • Oracle Finance Fundamentals
    • Service Now
    • Workday - Reports for HRG's and System Guides
    • Workday - Recruiting
    • Workday Fundamentals - Supervisory Organization, Roles and Approvals

    • Workday Sandbox Sessions
  • University Policies