Department ofHuman Resources

Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Teri Phillips

Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Office 253-535-7187
Responsibilities

Consultation on HR planning and policies ■ Affirmative action & equal opportunity ■ Employee relations ■ Faculty medical leaves ■ Faculty hiring process ■ Informal and formal complaint resolution ■ University Diversity Committee ■ Chair, Benefits Committee ■ Leadership planning/coordinator

Associate Director

Gretchen Howell

Associate Director

Office 253-535-7329
Responsibilities

Position control and salary budgeting ■ Salary surveys ■ Annual contracts and letters ■ Contracts for new faculty ■ Visa sponsorship ■ Banner Human Resource Information System ■ Staff Hiring processes ■ Employee relations ■ Consultation on HR policies and programs ■ Tuition benefits ■ University Transportation Coordinator ■ Data Administration Task Force ■ Parking Committee

HR Specialist

Aileen Ochinang

HR Specialist

Office 253-535-8146
Responsibilities

Benefit plans including medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability and retirement ■ Benefits orientation ■ Faculty part-time teaching agreements/Service Agreements ■ Service agreements and temporary staff

Employment Manager

Laura Fuhrman

Employment Manager

Office 253-535-8325
Responsibilities

Job descriptions ■ Staff position announcements, advertising, and recruitment ■ Visa sponsorship ■ Good Fit newsletter ■ Training Coordination ■ Worker compensation claims ■ Safety Committee ■ Administrator and staff leaves of absence ■ HR Website

Administrative Assistant

Cathy Alswager

Administrative Assistant

Office 253-535-7185
Responsibilities

General HR questions ■ Front desk operations ■ Faculty/staff phone directory ■ Retiree information ■ Employment applications and references ■ Verification of employment ■ Unemployment ■ Personnel files and records ■ Label/list requests

HR Assistant

Christine Nicolai

HR Assistant

Office 253-535-7268
Responsibilities

Staff position announcements, advertising, and recruitment ■ Good Fit newsletter ■ Training Coordination ■ HR Website