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Creating an environment that promotes well-being in all its dimensions

The University of Alberta has always been committed to providing comprehensive programs and services that promote mental well-being and work/life harmony for all employees. As a deliverable of A Culture of Care, the Workplace Mental Health and Well-being Action Plan was created to adopt a holistic, action-centric approach, including a range of initiatives and measures that aim to improve the mental well-being of our employees.

Workplace Mental Health + Well-Being Action Plan

Sept 21

Starting Strong: Orientation for Supervisors Onboarding Employees

Supervisors lead the onboarding process and play the most important role in an employee’s onboarding journey.
In this interactive session you learn about the roles and responsibilities associated with onboarding. Learn more and register >>


Thriving organizations are built on people. The HRHSE department is focused on creating a people-centred culture that supports the U of A’s mission to discover, disseminate and apply new knowledge through teaching and learning, research and creative activity, community involvement and partnerships.

HRHSE is values-based. We incorporate our values of trust, accountability, relationship-building and safety in everything we do. Our employees are committed to living our values and are grounded in the conviction that leadership should be demonstrated, encouraged and supported at all levels of the institution.

Centres of Expertise

HRHSE is made up of six teams – five centres of expertise and a team of human resource service partners – that are responsible for providing the highest quality services to our campus community.

Employee + Labour Relations

  • Collective Agreements and Handbooks
  • HR Policy
  • Complaints and Grievances
  • Health Recovery and Return to Work

Talent Management

  • Talent Acquisition Strategy
  • Culture and Engagement
  • Health and Well-being
  • Recognition

Health, Safety + Environment

  • A Culture of Care
  • Legislation and Policy
  • Program Management and Delivery
  • Reporting and Investigations

Total Rewards

  • Organizational Design
  • Compensation
  • Benefits and Pension
  • Job Evaluation

Organizational Development

  • Succession and Performance
  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Strategic Projects

HR Partnerships

  • Human Resources Client Service Delivery
  • Solutions-Focused Trusted Advisors and Relationship Builders
  • Find your HR Partner

Organizational Chart

View the HRHSE Leadership Organizational Chart.

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Shared Services

HRHSE works closely with Shared Services. The Shared Services HR Services team is available to help faculty and staff with many day-to-day HR activities.

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Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment

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A Culture of Care

Employees have every right to expect they will return to their families healthy and safe at the end of their day. The same holds true for members of the public who access university services. An embedded safety culture means elevating health and safety to a core value within the U of A – it means a university commitment to the physical, psychological and cultural safety and well-being of the university community. Learn more about A Culture of Care, the U of A’s three year safety action plan.

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