Human Resources Services - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus


The Human Resources Services addresses issues related to university staffing, labour relations, the benefits of academic and administrative staff, evaluation, and staff development and training. With the right selection, promotion, evaluation and development of its staff, it aims at creating constructive cooperation and fostering anthropocentric culture.



Personnel Office

The goal of the Personnel Office is to ensure the implementation of legal procedures for the evaluation and selection of candidates to be employed. The main tasks of the Office concern, inter alia, the following:

  • Preparation of issues regarding future needs in Human Resources
  • Preparation of Planning Services and Calls for Academic, Administrative and other staff
  • Establishment and coordination of Committees (Electoral Bodies, Advisory Committees)
  • Implementation and coordination of the staffing process and adherence to schedules
  • Execution of contracts for Academic, Administrative and other staff (eg Tutors, Postgraduate Associates, Research Associates, students, etc.

Personnel Training & Development Office

Recently, the Open University of Cyprus has invested in its Human Resources, particularly emphasizing on providing incentives through training and development of its staff.

The Personnel Training & Development Office aims at the systematic, but also continuous upgrading of the skills and abilities of its human resources.

The main objectives of the Office are the following:

  • Identifying educational needs of the staff
  • Preparation of the annual staff training plan
  • Compliance of staff training process
  • Organisation of in-service training programmes
  • Providing staff with support and guidance on training issues
  • Coordination of the process regarding performance appraisal

Benefits & Labour Relations Office

The Benefits and Labour Relations Office handles issues related to the benefits and provisions of the Academic, Administrative and other staff of the Open University of Cyprus, while at the same time it deals with issues related to labour relations:

The Office acts on the basis of the Laws, Rules, Regulations, Circulars and decisions of the relevant Bodies governing these various benefits and ensures, inter alia, compliance of the following:

  • Sabbatical leave
  • Unpaid leaves
  • Compensation for overtime during time off
  • Absence leaves (sickness, rest, motherhood, education, paternity, parental leave, army, etc.)
  • Employment termination
  • Keeping attendances

In addition, the Office takes care of:

  • Keeping and updating the personal files of the staff
  • Monitoring staff regarding issues of appointment, promotion, prospects, etc.
  • Medical Care Management
  • Electronic observance and control of leave register (illness, absence, motherhood, parental leave, educational, Sabbatical, etc.)
  • Issuance of Personnel Certificates
  • Labour relations issues (practices for improving the working environment, offering incentives to staff, etc.)