Harvest Shared Services Center was formed in 2013 to enact a coordinated and efficient structure for delivering academic personnel, human resources, and payroll services. Whether serving academic or staff employees, our focus is to educate, transact, and enforce the "people-related" policies of the college, the campus, and external agencies. See below for detailed information about the services offered, forms you will need, and specific contacts by department.


Harvest Shared Services Center divisions:



Harvest Services provided:


Academic Personnel

Merit & Promotion
Academic Personnel Analysis
Academic Leave Analysis
Senate Recruitment
Non-Senate Recruitment
Academic Separation Analysis 



Full Accounting Unit (FAU) Salary Cost Transfer (SCT) Transactions Offboarding & Onboarding Processes Position Management
Leave Processes Pay Rate Changes Additional Compensation Changes Other Non-FOM Processes


Human Resources

Adhoc Reports (as needed) HR Audits/Data Analyses Audits of HR Policy Matters Compliance Training Coordination
HR Professional Development/Training HR Analysis of Policy Re-classification & Equity Requests Staff Recruitments


UCR News

UCR nears its record for in-state freshmen
UC Riverside has released its enrollment numbers for fall 2023, showing a total student population of 26,426. It is an increase of more than 5,000 students from 10 years ago, when UC Riverside had 21,285 students. In the past 25 years, campus enrollment has more than doubled. Fall 2022 enrollment was 26,809. The number of California freshmen enrolled for fall 2023 was the second highest in UCR history, only 10 students fewer than the campus record. For fall 2023, UCR enrolled 5,209 California freshmen; in fall 2016, the record of 5,219 was set.
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Emmett Till exhibition
Emmett Till exhibition answered a call to action
When discussing the exhibition, “The Impact of Images: Mamie Till’s Courage from Tragedy,” Douglas McCulloh says, “Her decision to have an open casket and insist Black photographers be present wasn’t just courageous.” The casket was for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, “who was abducted, tortured, and lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after being accused of offending a white woman,” the exhibition text reads.
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Megalodon illustration
The Megalodon was less mega than previously believed
A new study shows the Megalodon, a gigantic shark that went extinct 3.6 million years ago, was significantly more slender than earlier studies suggested.
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UCR campus beauty
Host of 'The Daily' podcast to deliver Hays P-E Lecture
Michael Barbaro, host of the popular New York Times podcast “The Daily,” will be the speaker at the 55th Annual Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture.  The event is free and open to the public, and will be Monday, March 4 at 6 p.m. in the University Theatre on the UC Riverside campus. Those planning to attend are asked to register in advance.
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