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Employment and Human Resources

Mission, Vision and Strategic Goals

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The mission of University Human Resources is to provide innovative, cost effective, compliant human resource programs with measurable outcomes in support of recruiting, retaining, developing, and rewarding faculty and staff.   We exist to provide Human Resources leadership, counsel, and expertise in support of University strategic goals.



  • Enhance & sustain USM’s brand as an employer of choice
  • Maximize USM’s financial investment in its people
  • Optimize organizational performance throughout the University system


Strategic Goals

Talent Acquisition

Manage the hiring process providing resources, training and consult for attracting, sourcing, recruiting, selecting, promoting, hiring and onboarding talent.


Performance Management

Provide resources, training and consult for planning, assessing, addressing and developing individual and team performance.


Culture and Engagement

Assess needs, implement and/or support plans, and partner with leadership to enhance employee engagement and foster an inclusive work environment.


Total Rewards

Assessment, design, execution and evaluation of a total rewards package- compensation, benefits, rewards, work-life balance, personal development- that supports our overall ability to attract, retain, reward and engage employees in alignment with University goals and objectives.


Risk Management

Proactively manage risks and ensure compliance with employment laws, regulations and University policy.


Contact Us

Employment and Human Resources
301 McLemore Hall (MCL)
118 College Dr. #5111
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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