SAO Human Resources
All Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian human resources functions operate under the oversight of its individual collaborative entities - Harvard College Observatory and/or Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Human Resources Department plans and directs a comprehensive program of human resources management for the SAO's diverse employee population, encompassing both the Federal Civil Service System and a separate system for Trust Fund employees. SAO HR supports and advises SAO's scientific divisions and departments, as well as its administrative and technical services groups in areas of human resources policy, recruitment, staffing, compensation, position management and classification, performance management, labor and employee relations, training, benefits, employment immigration and visa services, and development.
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