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
Have a Medical Leave? Please contact our Medical Leave Specialist for all medical related leave questions.
Harvest Services Provided
Merit & PromotionAcademic Personnel AnalysisAcademic Leave AnalysisSenate RecruitmentNon-Senate RecruitmentAcademic 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
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