About HRS

Formal group photo of the full staff of UMB's Human Resources department

Welcome to the Human Resource Services (HRS) website!

HRS is the primary human resource office for the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Our department is staffed with certified human resource professionals and generalists with subject-matter expertise in the areas of benefits, compensation, employee and labor relations, talent acquisition, professional development and training, career services, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, organization and employee development and human resources information systems, and personnel records management.

It is our hope that our website will provide you with a wealth of information regarding your work life, benefits, and well-being. It is meant to be a resource tool ... whether you are a prospective or valued employee, or a treasured retiree, to navigate from subject to subject to find personal and administrative information. We hope you have a delightful experience visiting our site and welcome your feedback.

Read the HRS 2022-2026 Strategic Plan.

For website feedback, please send your comment to the HR webmaster.


To attract, support, and retain a diverse workforce by providing exceptional customer service through strategic, value-added, innovative, and efficient operations, programs, and policies that support and advance the overall mission and core values of UMB.


Human Resource Services aspires to be a model for excellence and leadership in human resources dedicated to providing the highest level of expert consultation and support, anticipating the needs of our customers, promoting a healthy work environment, improving operational efficiencies, and fostering transparent and collaborative partnerships to best serve the UMB community.

Guiding Principles


We collaborate in our work to leverage the knowledge and resources available both internally and externally to HR to achieve the best and most innovative possible outcomes. 


We earn trust by exhibiting confidentiality, integrity, accountability, and sharing knowledge and expertise. 


We maintain open, respectful, and transparent communication to foster a well-informed workforce. 


We serve as champions of the University’s financial, environmental, social, and physical resources. We strive to ensure that we sustain a high level of responsibility and integrity for current and future generations. 


We believe in working together to enhance our individual efforts and encourage the diversity of thoughts, experiences, and backgrounds, and we foster effective work relationships through courteous, cooperative, and professional interactions, maintaining a collegial environment.