HR Systems

See below for an overview tools and systems managed by Human Resources along with links to more information and training materials.

Training For You


TalentLink is the system used at Columbia University to manage job descriptions, requisitions and applicant information for the recruitment of administrative personnel. This includes officers of administration and union and non-union support staff.

Go to TalentLink Training

PAC is the acronym that stands for People @ Columbia which is the Human Resources system that integrates and processes all Human Resources, Benefits and Payroll transactions for Columbia University.

Employees use PAC to view (and edit some) personal data, view compensation data, and submit time and absence data (enrolled departments).

Managers and Administrators – Managers and department administrators view job and personal data for employees in their departments via MSS, generate reports, submit and approve transactions (per security role and access granted).

Certain roles require completion of training courses and satisfactorily passing associated knowledge assessments or acknowledgements before access is granted. 

Visit the PAC Training page for more information on how to request access, log in, and complete training.

Most training courses and guides for HR web-based training are on the Enterprise Learning Management (ELM) system.

ELM provides training on everything from improving your communications skills, to learning new software, to becoming a better manager.

For more information, Visit ELM

A CUIT-provided system that allows PAC Manager Self-Service users to create UNIs for individuals within his/her department. Visit these sites for DIA Training and Log In. DIA log inDIA User GuideDIA Training Quiz.