Human Resource Services

HR Mission

It is Human Resource’s mission to support the University mission, vision, and core themes through its most valued resource, PEOPLE.

HR is committed to:
  • Supporting change and institutional strategies
  • Deploying, developing, and aligning talent 
  • Attracting and retaining talent
  • Improving performance and productivity of the workforce
  • Advocating for fair, equitable, and consistent treatment for all
  • Providing leadership and high quality service in human resource functions
  • Modeling and inspiring the values of integrity, trust, excellence, respect, and teamwork
  • Being knowledgeable, efficient, responsive and kind
HR will collaborate and support the functional areas of:
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Hiring and staffing
  • Compensation and payroll practices
  • Benefits and retirement
  • Training and development
  • HR risk and compliance
  • Performance management
  • Workforce policy and procedure
  • Employee Relations

PNWU is committed to a culture that supports 17 key behaviors.

  • Strive to be self-aware and to be open about self.
  • Explore alternatives before acting.
  • Be approachable and open to feedback.
  • Help each other succeed and hold each other accountable.
  • Accept necessary change and be adaptable.
  • Involve others in decisions that affect them.
  • Encourage and help others to grow and develop.
  • Help others think for themselves.
  • Recognize others with positive rewards.
  • Resolve conflicts constructively.
  • Be a good listener.
  • Practice constructive and effective communication without judgment.
  • Be accepting and appreciative of diversity.
  • Seek to establish mutual understanding.
  • Emphasize quality over quantity.
  • Think in unique and independent ways.
  • Help each other succeed.
In addition to the key behaviors, PNWU faculty and staff strive to commit to one another the following:
  • I will accept responsibility for establishing and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships with you and every other member of this team.
  • I will talk to you promptly if I am having a problem with you. The only time I will discuss it with another person is when I need advice or help in deciding how to communicate with you appropriately. 
  • I will establish and maintain a relationship of functional trust with you and every member of this team.  My relationships with each of you will be equally respectful, regardless of job titles or levels of educational preparation.
  • I will not engage in the “3B’s” (Bickering, Back-biting, and Blaming).  I will practice the “3C’s” (Caring, Committing, and Collaborating) in my relationship with you and ask you to do the same with me.
  • I will not complain about another team member and ask you not to as well.  If I hear you doing so, I will ask you to talk to that person.
  • I will accept you as you are today, forgiving past problems and ask you to do the same with me.
  • I will be committed to finding solutions to problems, rather than complaining about them or blaming someone for them, and ask you to do the same.
  • I will affirm your contribution to the quality of our work.
  • I will remember that human errors are opportunities, not for shame or guilt, but for forgiveness and growth.