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Human Resources

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The Human Resources Office initiates and processes transactions affecting all employment matters at the Observatory. We are the Primary department for Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Marine Affairs. In addition, we are the Administrative department for CIESIN, IRI and Biosphere2. As such, we serve the greater LDEO campus community as a resource for general policy and procedural information and provide direct, timely counsel to resolve individual questions or concerns. In addition, we coordinate information with Columbia Earth Institute, CEI, staff and document all on site campus based affiliates. Complete work records are maintained for primary and administrative department employees, electronic and hard file, as well as, current information on benefits and all employment related University programs. To assure continuity of records, employment status transactions such as job descriptions, recruitment, reclassifications/ promotions, visas, payroll and benefits are required to be initially authorized through LDEO Human Resources, which finalizes processing through Columbia Human Resources, the Provost’s Office or other affiliated departments of Columbia University.


Virginia Maher
Human Resources Manager
Phone 845-365-8847

FAX 845-365-8142

Postal Address:
205 Administration
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
P. O. Box 1000
61 Rt. 9w
Palisades, NY 10964-8000