Human Resources

The Human Resources Office initiates and processes transactions affecting all employment matters at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) campus including the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). 

As such, we serve the campus community as a resource for general policy and procedural information and provide direct, timely counsel to resolve individual questions or concerns regarding job descriptions, job classification, talent acquisition, search requirements, benefits, leaves of absence, workers compensation and disability claims, disability accommodations, payroll and time sheets, visas, merit increments, performance management, appointment renewal, and employment recordkeeping.  

While many actions require approvals from the Provost's Office or Central HR or others in affiliated departments with Columbia University, employment-related inquiries occur through LDEO-HR.

Human Resources Manager:

Virginia Maher
Phone: 845-365-8847

Fax: 845-365-8142

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