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Human Resources

Welcome to Human Resources

We build institutional capability and

inspire excellence for lasting impact.

Human Resources appreciates your commitment, passion and pursuit of excellence which contributes to advancing the University of Delaware.

Our Strategic Pillars and Guiding Principles, inspired by Memorial Hall, provide the framework for our support of the faculty and staff at UD.

By fostering learning, cultivating and sharing knowledge, and encouraging open dialogue, we embody UD's mission.

Performance management

Human Resources has announced a new Staff Performance Appraisal and Merit Pay Program and opened the appraisal form for staff to begin the first step in the process.  

Learn more and begin the appraisal

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Looking for information on HR processes and associated training resources? Find it in the HR Knowledge Hub (former HR ATLAS). The content is categorized by employee lifecycle.


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Employee and Labor Relations (ELR) is a resource for university standards, practices and operations. This platform can be used freely by employees to communicate workplace questions or concerns.

Welcome to Human Resources!

As a valued employee, you are the foundation of UD's success — your hard work and dedication ensure top-ranked educational opportunities, ground-breaking research initiatives and powerful service programs. Now you can easily navigate your career resources here on our website. Be sure to visit often and make the most of all the tools and information available to you.

Melissa Bard
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Melissa Bard, Chief Human Resources Officer and Vice President


  • Mentors Circle

    Honoring outstanding work

    March 20, 2024 | Article by UDaily Staff
    Fourteen individuals have been recognized for their outstanding service to the University of Delaware with the inaugural Staff Excellence Awards.
  • Enter a colleague or a team into HR’s Hen High Five Raffle

    July 24, 2023 | Written by Human Resources staff
    University of Delaware Human Resources is launching a monthly prize raffle to help shine a light on our peer-to-peer Hen High Five recognition program.
  • UD’s Employee Assistance Program

    January 01, 2021 | Written by HR Staff
    COMPSYCH® GUIDANCERESOURCES® is the administrator for UD’s Employee Assistance Program.