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Kuali HR

Kuali HR (KHR is an open-source, comprehensive HR/Payroll System built by higher education for higher education. Composed of both stand-alone and integrated modules, KHR includes Payroll, Time and Attendance, Leave Management, HR Core Transactions, Benefits Administration and Position Management.

KHR is being developed in modules with Time and Attendance and Leave Management and Position Management available in our most current 2.1.1 release. Our focus now turns to electronic core HR transactions and academic focused, value adding modules. This approach will enable implementation of Time and Attendance or Leave Management modules prior to the completion of the rest of KHR.

Like other Kuali projects, KHR involves partners pooling their resources to deliver the final product. The partners guide and oversee the priorities, outcomes, and deliverables. As in other projects, development of the modules will be more efficient with additional resources from partner schools. Additionally, participation in the design and development of each module will build institutional knowledge of KHR and will expedite implementation.

Utilizing the Kuali Rice middleware platform and improvements being made to it through a foundation-wide user experience initiative (UXI), KHR leverages benefits such as: 

  • Improved usability of all Kuali applications
  • Increased accessibility standards that are incorporated into the Kuali development framework
  • Responsive design best practices to support mobile and multiple platforms
  • Consistent and intuitive look and feel across all Kuali applications
  • Process to streamline complex business practices for increased efficiency
  • Integrated user-centered design methodology into the development process

For further information, please contact the Program Director of KHR, Matt Sargent, at


Kuali is a growing community of universities, colleges, businesses, and other organizations that have partnered to build and sustain community source software for higher education, by higher education. The software of Kuali projects is freely available under the Educational Community License to anyone for any use or modification. More information on Kuali can be found at


The current release is 2.1.1 (September 23, 2014)

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