Pay Administration

Duke administers compensation policies and programs that support competitive and equitable pay based on like duties and responsibilities, comparability of backgrounds, performance contributions, and available resources.

Pay & Performance

Duke has similar, but separate processes for performance management for Duke University and Duke University Health System.  Please consult the appropriate section.

Managing Staff Time

Find information about time off for University and Health System employees, including vacation, sick leave, holidays, paid time off, leaves of absence, and flexible work options.

Employee Recognition

Recognition of staff members for special accomplishments, career service, retirement or other "special" circumstances can enhance staff member relations and reinforce desired behaviors. Find more information about monetary gifts and awards, how to secure approval and funding, and how to recognize employees' retirement.

Workplace Health & Safety

Duke values its staff and strives to provide safe work and a safe work environment. Find more information about health & safety policies, workers compensation, and employee wellness resources.

Department Personnel Files

One of your responsibilities as a manager of people is to maintain personnel files for those you supervise. Learn what information needs to be included in those files and what should not be in them. 

Promoting Positive Work Culture

In a Managing@Duke survey, we asked how managers are helping promote a positive work culture during a time when remote and hybrid work have become the norm for many units. In true crowdsourcing fashion, we are sharing 10 of your creative and practical ideas to help you foster a positive work environment.