Human Resources

We are here to assist and support you with any questions you may have regarding employment, student employment, benefits, policies and procedures, training and various other subjects.

Employees: Review the details of the College’s recently announced cost-saving measures below (con traducciones al español).

We trust that you will find the information you need on our site, but if you need further assistance we are just a phone call away. Please visit our staff page to find the contact information for each member of our Human Resources team.


If you are looking for employment opportunities, browse our job postings and application forms. Occidental College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are glad that you are considering employment with us!

2020-2021 Holiday Schedule

Date Day Holiday
July 3, 2020 Friday Independence Day (Observed)
September 7, 2020 Monday Labor Day
November 26 & 27, 2020 Thursday & Friday Thanksgiving
December 24, 2020 - January 1, 2021 Thursday & Friday, Monday - Friday Winter Break
January 18, 2021 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 15, 2021 Monday Presidents' Day
May 31, 2021 Monday Memorial Day

Download a PDF of the 2020-2021 holiday schedule.

In order to maintain essential services for campus operations, some departments will need to be partially or fully staffed during some of these holidays. Should this be the case, department heads should provide sufficient notice to employees who will be assigned to work on a scheduled holiday. Non-exempt (Hourly) employees who are required to work on a scheduled holiday will be compensated accordingly.

Employee Handbook

Staff & Administrator Handbook

Revised Drug and Alcohol Policy - Updated as of Fall 2017

As a condition of hire for a staff position and for appointment to a faculty position, Occidental College requires that all candidates who have received a conditional offer of employment complete an application form (if they have not already done so) and consent to a background check.  Satisfactory completion of a background check, along with pre-employment verifications and references are required as a condition of employment, but only as permitted by federal, state, and local law, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Statement

In addition to its commitment to a harassment-free educational and working environment, Occidental College is an equal employment opportunity employer. The College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable state and federal laws on the matter. The College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, discipline, layoff, rehire, termination and social and recreational programs.

As part of our Federal reporting requirements under the Clery Act, you can access our annual fire, safety and security report, or review the full list of disclosures and reports, in accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.