Temporary Staffing

The Columbia Temporary Staffing Office serves as the single point of contact for all contingent workforce needs across the University, and manages multiple staffing vendor partners to ensure that temporary labor needs are met rapidly and efficiently. 

Contracts are managed through this office with our staffing vendor partners. There are various collective bargaining unit agreements in place as well as HR policies regulating temporary placements.  To ensure compliance to these agreements and HR policies, please direct all inquiries to the Columbia Temporary Staffing Office.

Our user-friendly web based tool allows temporary workers to submit timesheets and hiring managers to approve timesheets online. Approved timesheets are invoiced on a monthly basis directly through ARC, Columbia’s accounting system. We are available 24 hours a day throughout the year.

  • Negotiated preferred rates with our vendor partner network
  • Vendor partner compliance with applicable employment laws and internal policies
    • Taxation regulations
    • Form I-9
    • Worker’s Compensation and other insurance
  • Screening and reference checks
  • Web-based tool for timekeeping and invoicing (TAMS)
  • Consolidated billing

The Temporary Staffing Office also offers payrolling services for candidates identified by your department/school. A CU-approved vendor hires the candidate on their payroll. The onboarding process is quick and takes the administrative burden off of your team.  

For more additional information or to request temporary help, please contact the Columbia Temporary Staffing Office at tempstaffing@columbia.edu or 212-851-1414.



Reminder Notice 

New York's Local Law 67 prohibits employers in New York City from inquiring about or relying on an applicant's salary history during the hiring process. See Presentation: Salary History Inquiries (NYC Local Law 67)