Human Resources

Information, advice and support for employees and managers at the University of York.


The University's coronavirus pages have the latest information and advice.

Voluntary Options Programme

Voluntary ways to reduce our employment costs.

Coronavirus reporting form

If you have tested positively for coronavirus, have been in close contact with someone who has tested positively for coronavirus, or you have developed symptoms of coronavirus, please complete this form.

Business critical recruitment

Departments must provide justification for recruitment or contract extensions during this period.

University Task Board

A way for managers to seek support from the wider University community to carry out one-off tasks, and for staff members with available capacity to lend their skills and expertise.

You can find more information about how it works on the principles and guidance pages.

Remote induction guidance

For managers with new staff during the lockdown.

Wellbeing and home working

Resources for staff and managers to help you navigate this period of remote working.

About HR

Who we are, how to contact us, news and updates

Appointing staff and managing contracts

Making appointments, fixed-term contracts, leavers, terms and conditions

Attendance, leave and absence

Includes holidays, parental leave, sickness and flexible working

Casual and temporary workers

Using casual workers, including GTAs and the University Temp Pool

Employee benefits

Childcare, healthcare, travel, staff discounts and give as you earn

Forms and templates

All our forms and templates

Health and well-being

Employee assistance, Well@York, and occupational health

Management information

Workforce data for staff and managers

New starters

Help and advice, induction and probation processes

Online services

Access HR systems for recruitment, data, training, benefits and support

Organisational development

Leadership development, coaching and mentoring, bespoke team development

Pay and grading

Getting paid, rates of pay, and job evaluation and grading


USS, University of York, People's Pension and NHS pension schemes

Performance management

Setting expectations and reviewing performance

Policies and guidance

Formal policies, procedures and guidance


How to advertise vacancies and assess candidates

Staff development

Personal and professional development opportunities

Student development

Personal and professional development opportunities

Trade unions and employee relations

How we consult and engage with employees

University careers

Explore different career paths at the University

Voluntary Options Programme

Voluntary ways to reduce our employment costs

Working in the UK

Checking, obtaining and maintaining permission to work in the UK

News and updates

Motivating self and the team

A workshop for line managers focused on motivation for yourself and your team

Let’s talk about race and racism

New resources to encourage ongoing dialogue amongst the University community about race equality and racism.

Coronavirus and staff absence: changes to reporting

We are changing how staff should report instances of coronavirus from 27 July