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personnel department

the department in an organization dealing with matters involving employees, as hiring, training, labor relations, and benefits.
Also called human resources department.
Origin of personnel department
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But upstairs, where the city runs a little outsourcing business for the firm's personnel department, feels real enough.
  • The agency would replace the personnel department of large employers.
  • It appeared the player personnel department was unsettled.

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