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00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
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Human Resources and Legal Affairs

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The University of Helsinki Human Resources and Legal Affairs unit is responsible for drafting and implementing the University’s employment and human resources policies. It also provides legal services to the University community, promotes equality, enhances staff development and oversees measures and actions related to staff wellbeing and to the functionality, safety and security of work communities. Moreover, Human Resources and Legal Affairs manages the payment of salaries and the development of salary-related matters.

The Human Resources and Legal Affairs unit operates on two levels, namely the Rector’s Office and University Services. The Human Resources and Legal Affairs unit in the Rector’s Office steers the strategic operations of the sector. University Services offers personnel services to the University community.

Strategic operations mainly relate to the establishment of a human resources policy and centrally managed employer activities. University Services manages the payment of salaries, offers international staff services and attends to some of the administrative tasks related to human resources.

The Director of Human Resources and Legal Affairs is Kira Ukkonen.

Further information about the Human Resources and Legal Affairs unit is available from the University of Helsinki intranet Flamma. Flamma can be found at https://flamma.helsinki.fi. A University of Helsinki username and password are required to access Flamma.