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Administration




Ola Faucher

Director
(785) 864-7411  ofaucher@ku.edu

  • Labor Relations
  • Employee Relations
  • General Personnel Concerns & Procedures
  • Grievance Procedures
  • Contact for Unresolved Personnel Concerns
  • HRSA Administration
  • Unclassified Staff Programs
  • Workplace Violence





Madi Vannaman

Associate Director
(785) 864-4946  mvanna@ku.edu

  • Benefits Administration
  • Contact for Unresolved Benefits Concerns
  • Contact for Unresolved Professional & Organizational Effectiveness Concerns
  • Faculty and Unclassified Staff Retirement
  • Kansas Board of Regents staff affiliate


Administrative Support




Mary Lou Strong

Administrative Associate
(785) 864-4946  mlstrong@ku.edu

  • Departmental Receptionist
  • Administrative Support
  • HRSA Data Entry
  • Applicant Assistance





Abby Sechrist

Administrative Associate
(785) 864-4959  abigailw@ku.edu

  • University Support Staff Performance Review
  • Administrative Support
  • Assisting staff with recruitment process
  • Data collection for reporting purposes


Benefits




Mary Karten

VTSA Manager
(785) 864-7346  mkarten@ku.edu

  • Manager, 403(b) Voluntary Tax Sheltered Annuity Program
  • GTA/GRA/GA Student Health Insurance
  • Pre-Retirement and Financial Planning Seminars





Rhonda Mosby

Benefits Manager
(785) 864-7421  rmosby@ku.edu

  • Supervisor of Benefits Specialists
  • KPERS pre-retirement counseling
  • Pre-Retirement and Financial Planning Seminars
  • Disability counseling





Judy Tomei

Benefits Specialist
(785) 864-7425  jtomei@ku.edu

  • Provide information and guidance regarding mandatory and voluntary benefits for prospective employees, active employees, retired employees, and surviving spouses and dependents.
  • Primary contact with benefit program providers including state agencies, insurance and retirement companies, other employers
    • Mandatory benefits – KPERS retirement, Kansas Board of Regents retirement, death and disability insurance.
    • Voluntary benefits – medical, dental, prescription drug and vision insurance, optional group life insurance, organizational dues, United Way, flexible spending accounts, deferred compensation, long term care, educational savings program





Paulette Tasca

Benefits Specialist
(785) 864-7422  ptasca@ku.edu

  • Provide information and guidance regarding mandatory and voluntary benefits for prospective employees, active employees, retired employees, and surviving spouses and dependents.
  • Primary contact with benefit program providers including state agencies, insurance and retirement companies, other employers
    • Mandatory benefits – KPERS retirement, Kansas Board of Regents retirement, death and disability insurance.
    • Voluntary benefits – medical, dental, prescription drug and vision insurance, optional group life insurance, organizational dues, United Way, flexible spending accounts, deferred compensation, long term care, educational savings program





Emily Hensley

Benefits Specialist
(785) 864-7420  ehensley@ku.edu


    Employee Relations




    Allen Humphrey

    Assistant Director
    (785) 864-4946  ahumphre@ku.edu

    • Serve as HR resource for Employee and Labor relations
    • Interpret policies and assist with personnel actions
    • Oversee HR Administrative Section activities
    • Develop and present Human Resource related training to include legal compliance





    Holly Zane

    Employee Relations Coordinator
    (785) 864-7408  hzane@ku.edu

    • HR Resource for Employee and Labor Relations
    • Interpret/provide Employee Relations program/policy guidance
    • Performance Management resource
    • Present Employee Relations related training topics





    Dallas Smith

    Compensation Analyst
    (785) 864-1163  dallas.smith@ku.edu

    • Compensation administration and plan development
    • Job title management
    • Salary market analysis
    • FLSA determination (non-exempt vs. exempt)





    Katie McCauley

    HR Specialist
    (785) 864-7416  kmccauley@ku.edu

    • Administrative Services Office Manager
    • Shared Leave
    • Family and Medical Leave Act
    • Workers’ Compensation
    • Leaves of Absence Without Pay
    • Departmental Records
    • Ergonomic Workstation Evaluations


    Employment




    Lynn George

    Recruitment Coordinator
    (785) 864-7415  lgeorge@ku.edu

    • Facilitates and monitors unclassified recruitment process
    • Responds to inquiries regarding searches and procedures
    • Provides recruitment training and workshops in search procedures and People Admin recruitment
    • Employment counseling
    • Drug Screening Coordinator
    • Tuition Assistance
    • Consultation/Conciliation
    • Placement
    • Interviewing
    • Appointment Processing
    • University Support Staff searches





    Cindy Nitcher

    Recruitment Coordinator
    (785) 864-2256  cnitcher@ku.edu

    • Facilitates and monitors faculty and staff recruitment process
    • Responds to inquiries regarding searches and procedures
    • Position classification and FLSA determination
    • Appointment processing
    • Offer letters
    • Provides recruitment training and workshops in procedures and PeopleAdmin recruitment
    • Drug Screening Coordinator
    • HR policy placement, KU Policy Library





    Terri Osborn

    Recruitment Coordinator
    (785) 864-7140  tosborn@ku.edu

    • PeopleAdmin Applicant and Hiring Manager assistance and training
    • People Admin user account access
    • Appointment Processing
    • University Support Staff Salary Options
    • Prior Work/Service Date Calculation
    • Offer letters





    Jen Gosser

    Appointment Specialist
    (785) 864-5997  j689g081@ku.edu





      Regina Casto

      Appointment Specialist
      (785) 864-3689  r326c944@ku.edu


        Information Systems




        Lisa Adams

        Information Systems Analyst
        (785) 864-1629  lisaadams@ku.edu





          Pam Burkhead

          HR/Pay Systems Administrator
          (785) 864-7482  pburkhead@ku.edu

          • Coordinates, Implements, and Maintains PeopleSoft for HR/Pay
            • Security
            • Training
            • Ad-hoc Reports
            • Annual Budget Loads
            • Annual Salary Notices
            • State of Kansas Substantial Interest
          • Coordinates Business Processes related to HR/Pay Systems
          • Coordinates, Implements, and Maintains DEMIS for HR/Pay





          Dawna Groninger

          Management Systems Analyst
          (785) 864-5998  codlg@ku.edu





            Jennifer McBee

            Information Systems Analyst
            (785) 864-1678  jmcbee@ku.edu


              Learning & Development




              Kathleen Ames Stratton

              Learning & Development Manager
              (785) 864-7413  kames-oliver@ku.edu

              • Organizational Development
              • Staff Development Programming
              • Team Building & Interventions
              • University Support Staff & Unclassified Management Training
              • Leadership Development
              • Performance Coaching
              • Consultation/Conciliation
              • MBTI & Type Development
              • Retreat & Meeting Facilitation
              • Grief Management & Crisis Intervention





              Terry Proctor

              Learning & Development Specialist
              (785) 864-7412  tproctor@ku.edu

              • University Support Staff & Unclassified Supervisory Training
              • Staff Development
              • New Employee Orientation
              • Team Building & Interventions
              • Consultation/Conciliation
              • Retreat & Meeting Facilitation


              Recruitment and Onboarding Center




              Angie Loving

              Assistant Director
              (785) 864-1770  aloving@ku.edu

              • HR Employment section administration/management
              • Interpret, develop, and/or update policy
              • Coordinate development of HR topic-specific training activities
              • Assist with personnel actions
              • Coordinate HR special projects
              • Serves as an HR resource for international employment topics
              • Serves as an advisor/liaison for Research and Graduate Studies





              Lee Ann Adee

              Coordinator
              (785) 864-6803  laadee@ku.edu

              • Education, Journalism & Social Welfare





              Elise Patrick

              Program Assistant
              (785) 864-6815  epatrick@ku.edu

              • Education, Journalism & Social Welfare





              Natalie Timson

              Coordinator
              (785) 864-1581  ntimson@ku.edu

              • Music, Architecture & Law





              MaLisa Williams

              Program Assistant
              (785) 864-6815  malisawilliams@ku.edu





                Angie Caylor

                Coordinator
                (785) 864-1581  acaylor@ku.edu