Resources for Employees

Tools & Resources for Employees

Fall 2019

Unconscious Bias Awareness Workshop  - This workshop will explore how to help us better understand situations where implicit bias may come into play and foster a deeper understanding of how we can create an inclusive environment. The training workshop will feature several case studies and simulations that are designed to be specific to the Law School experience. 

Having Challenging Conversations - In this workshop, you will learn effective strategies to deliver constructive feedback and avoid common pitfalls when engaging in difficult conversations. 

  • TBD

Computer Tips, Tricks, Shortcuts and Essentials - Learn how to maximize the capabilities of the programs we use on a daily basis - Windows, Excel, Word, Google Chrome, and LionMail. The Law School IT department will cover their favorite tips, tricks, shortcuts, and other timesavers to supercharge your computing experience. 

  • Friday, October 25, 2019,  12:00 - 2:00pm
  • Friday, November 1, 2019, 12:00 - 2:00pm
  • Friday, November 8, 2019, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Active Shooter


Spring 2020

Active Shooter 

How to Communicate with Generation Z 

Cultivating Inclusion Workshop 

Performance Management 



All unlisted dates are TBD. 

Compliance Training
  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination and Title IX - All employees of Columbia University (Officers of Administration and Instruction, Support Staff, Student Casuals, etc) are required to complete the Anti-Harassment, Discrimination and Title IX training. 
  • Working with Minors - Members of the Columbia University community who interact with, supervise, chaperone or otherwise oversee minors in programs or activities at, or sponsored by, the University are required to take the Protection of Minors training.
  • Research Compliance - Officers of Research or those who have research-related responsibilities are required to complete the appropriate compliance trainings, which can be found using the Training Finder
Professional & Management
  • Enterprise Learning Management (ELM) - The University portal for training and online professional development courses. For more information and to browse courses, visit here
  • - Training, tips, and guides to various programs, software, and subject areas. 
  • Learning & Development workshops - Columbia-instructed workshops on improving skills such as communication, leadership, productivity, and public speaking. 
Support Staff and Student Casuals

Employees who are paid on a bi-weekly basis are expected to report their hours worked and absences taken each pay period. This information is entered and submitted electronically through the Time & Labor and Absence Management (TLAM) system, accessed via the MyColumbia portal. 

  • 2019-2020 Support Staff Memo 
  • Timesheets are typically due on the Friday at the end of each pay period. However, deadlines may be moved earlier due to holiday scheduling. Please always refer to the Bi-weekly Payroll Schedule
  • Employees are typically paid the following Friday after the pay period. 
Officers of Administration 

Employees who are paid on a semi-monthly basis are expected to report their absences on an ongoing basis. Absences, such as vacation and sick leave, need to be requested through the Time & Labor and Absence Management (TLAM) system, accessed via the MyColumbia portal.

  • Officers are required to review and submit their Officer Quarterly Closeouts at the end of each quarter. 
  • Payment is issued on the 15th and the last day of the month. 


As an employee of Columbia University, you have access to a variety of discounts and perks. Discounts include tickets to movies theaters and amusement parks, wireless phone plans, travel, gym memberships, hotels, car rentals, and much more. For additional information and how to access these discounts, please see the Columbia Discounts & Perks page.  


Columbia University also offers its employees an array of benefits to suit your needs. Some benefits include:

Columbia University's Office of Work/Life encourages the well-being of the Columbia community and its members in pursuit of a healthy academic, personal, and work life balance. Their office provides services and access to: 

Columbia University Transportation offers a number of travel options and information that allow the Columbia community safe, efficient, and timely travel to, from, and within Columbia campuses.  Download the Shuttle App - PassioGo! - to check the location and routes. 

Information on mass transit, biking, ride shares, and sustainability incentives, visit the Columbia Transportation page.