Department of Human Resources

Welcome to Human Resources

HR Mission Statement: We are a team of HR professionals, who promote an exceptional work environment for the PLU community, in order to provide a premier educational experience.

Farewell Celebration

The annual Farewell Celebration recognizes those leaving or retiring from PLU. The campus community is invited to honor these special friends and colleagues. The celebration will be held Thursday, May 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Scandinavian Center. Dr, Krise will offer comments at 11:15 a.m. followed by a social time. Click here for a list of the honorees who will be attending.

Rose Window Celebration

The annual Rose Window Celebration honors our current retiring colleagues. The celebration will be held in the Anderson University Center’s Scandinavian Center, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The reception begins at 5:15 p.m. with dinner and program to follow. By invitation only. Please click here to reply.

Spring Wellness Classes

PLU offers wellness classes for staff and faculty during each term throughout the year.  Spring classes include Yoga, Walk Live, Strength & Conditioning, Cardio Tone Kickboxing, and Low Impact Cardio. Click here for class details and to sign up.

Performance Management Training Session

Consider attending a training session to help you get ready to use the online performance management system.

  • Tuesday, May 10, 10:00-11:00 am
    Garfield Station, Rm 102

To reserve your space at a session, please contact Gretchen Howell at ext. 7329 or

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Did you know that free access to First Choice Health EAP is part of your PLU benefits?

Your EAP can help with a variety of issues both professional and personal – from dealing with stress at work to elder care and emotional well-being. EAP is a confidential resource and will provide guidance, assessment, and referral at no cost to you.

Click the link below and enter the username: pacific and password: lutheran.

April is Open Enrollment

All benefits forms are due to HR by Friday, April 29th. Have a question? Give us a call at ex. 7185.

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Weekly Wellness Tip

Have you ever been confused on when to apply an ice pack or when to use heat therapy for injuries, swelling, and pain? This week’s wellness tip should help. Click here for this week’s wellness tip!


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Spring Good Fit Newsletter

Published fall and spring, the Good Fit is filled with the latest information on your benefits.


We’re pleased to provide a comprehensive benefit plan to fit the needs of you and your family.

Dispute Resolution

We provide mediation services and assistance in improving conflict resolution skills.