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.

Nominate Distinguished Staff

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Nominations are now being accepted for Distinguished Staff Awards.

The program is designed to recognize outstanding contributions made by employees through their accomplishments, leadership, and service to the university and its community members. The awards are generally presented to up to four staff employees each year. Award recipients receive a $750 honorarium and special recognition at the university’s annual Christmas Celebration. The history of past recipients can be found here.

The deadline for nominations is November 7. Click here for the nomination form. Please call Human Resources at ext. 7185 with any questions.

Performance Management Training

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

Date: Friday, November 11
Time: 9:00-10:15am
Location: Garfield Station, Room 102

Date: Friday, December 9
Time: 9:00-10:15am
Location: Garfield Station, Room 102

Contact Gretchen Howell at or x7185 to reserve your spot.

Fall Wellness Classes

PLU offers wellness classes for staff and faculty during each term throughout the year.  During Fall semester our classes include: Strength & Conditioning, Core Fitness, Walk Live, and Cardio Kick. Click here to sign up for fall classes.

HR is located on the NW side of Garfield Station, at the corner of C St and Wheeler.

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Weekly Wellness Tip

Do you know the signs of a heart attack? They’re not always tell-tale or something we’d associate with an attack, and seeking help quickly is very important if you’re experiencing an attack. See this week’s wellness tip for the signs to pay attention to. Click here for this week’s wellness tip!

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.


Join a remarkable community working together in support of the University's mission and students.

Fall 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.