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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


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 for university support staff
  • Oversee HR Administrative Section activities
  • Develop and present Human Resource related training to include legal compliance





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





Matt Baker

Recruitment Coordinator
(785) 864-1583  mattbaker@ku.edu





    Laurie Funk

    Appointment Specialist
    (785) 864-5994  llfunk@ku.edu





      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





                Melissa Cole

                Program Assistant
                (785) 864-1580  mcole@ku.edu

                • Campus Administration





                Lee Ann Adee

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

                • Education, Journalism & Social Welfare





                Danielle McCarville

                Administrative Assistant
                (785) 864-6811  dmccarville@ku.edu





                  Andrea McGranahan

                  Coordinator
                  (785) 864-6805  amcgranahan@ku.edu

                  • Campus Administration





                  Elise Patrick

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

                  • Education, Journalism & Social Welfare





                  Cherie Tapahonso

                  Program Assistant
                  (785) 864-6812  ctapahon@ku.edu

                  • Campus Administration





                  Natalie Timson

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

                  • Music, Architecture & Law





                  Gail Underwood

                  Program Assistant
                  (785) 864-1579  undrwood@ku.edu

                  • Life Span Institute





                  Peggy Williams

                  Coordinator
                  (785) 864-5340  pwilliam@ku.edu

                  • Biosciences





                  Beth Visocsky

                  Coordinator
                  (785) 864-6822  bethv@ku.edu

                  • Temporarily serving Technology, Energy and Climate