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Human Resource Contacts

Human Resources | 2222 Burt Street (Schneider Hall)
email humanresources@creighton.edu
phone: 402.280.2709 | fax: 402.280.5516

Office hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

General HR Information

Jeff Branstetter
Associate Vice President
jbranstetter@creighton.edu
402.280.5530

Oversees the Human Resources Department and the JR Russell Child Development Center.

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Benefits Administration

Tammy Biggs
Director
tbiggs@creighton.edu
402.280.1405

  • Manages benefit plan administration, communications, vendor partnerships, and complex claims concerns
  • Drives wellness initiatives, plan improvements, and budget reviews

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Angie Mills
Benefit Analyst
AngieMills@creighton.edu
402.280.5767

  • Coordinates 403(b) retirement plan administration, education, and plan audit
  • Monitors and processes Health Savings Account contributions, deferred compensation (457b plan), business expense plan, and graduate remission
  • Resource for retirees regarding Medicare and retirement withdrawals
  • Assists employees with benefit education, concerns and related questions

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Lenora Salts
Benefit Analyst
lenorasalts@creighton.edu
402.280.4753

  • Coordinates benefit enrollment changes, education, and payroll contributions
  • Processes non-payroll benefit payments, vendor billing, medical support orders and life insurance claims/underwriting applications
  • Resource for retirees regarding Medicare and retirement withdrawals
  • Assists employees with benefit education, concerns and related questions
  • Administers FMLA and other leaves of absence for the University

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Compensation/HRMS/Payroll

Molly Billings
Director
mollybillings@creighton.edu
402.280.4722

  • Lead compensation, HRMS, Front Desk and Payroll
  • Lead staff and faculty compensation process and review
  • HR Generalist for the Jesuit Community

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Jason Gerlt
Senior Compensation Analyst
JasonGerlt@creighton.edu
402.280.2790

    • Development, implementation, and maintenance of the University’s Compensation Plan
    • Job analysis and determination of position FLSA exemption status
    • Independent Contractor vs. Employee determinations
    • Administrator – performance management system
    • Administrator – Creighton merit system

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      Nancy McCuen
      Human Resources Assistant
      NancyMcCuen@creighton.edu
      402.280.2709

      • Front desk receptionist
      • Processes paperwork for new hires and student employees
      • Administrative and special projects

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      Sara Schimenti
      Human Resources Assistant
      saraschimenti@creighton.edu
      402.280.2767

      • Front desk receptionist
      • Manages HR email box
      • New Hire entry, special pay entry, and other payroll data entry

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      Tom Drzaic 
      Senior HRIS/Business Process Specialist
      TomDrzaic@creighton.edu
      402.280.2898

      • Maintains reports and metrics
      • Manages HRIS System
      • Administers HR Business Processes

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      David DenBeste
      Business Analyst II
      daviddenbeste@creighton.edu
      402.280.2610

      • Data projects related to University's Human Resources & Payroll System
      • Provide analysis, technical support, testing, implementing and monitoring of processes and data exchanges with internal and external vendors
      • Reporting

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      Julie Hill
      Senior Payroll Specialist

      juliehill@creighton.edu
      402.280.4017

      • Manages Wage and Garnishment inquires
      • Timesheet inquires and reporting for faculty, staff and students
      • Non-Resident alien tax questions

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      Karen Serratore
      Senior Payroll Specialist
      karenserratore@creighton.edu
      402.280.2769

      • Processes pay changes to timesheets and leave reporting approval queues
      • Maintains tax deduction records
      • Administers direct deposit setup and maintenance of system
      • Manages email box for all incoming Employee Action Forms (EAF)

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      Human Resources Services: Recruitment, Performance Management, Employee Relations, Leadership and Employee Development

      Janel Allen
      Director
      janelallen@creighton.edu
      402.280.1727

      Leads the University’s recruitment, performance management, leadership and employee development, talent management and engagement strategies and programs.

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      Lynne Caruso
      Senior Human Resource Generalist
      lynnecaruso@creighton.edu 
      402.280.4705

      • Staffing, recruiting, employee relations, performance management, compensation, accommodations, and general questions
      • Support for Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health Professions, and Dentistry, Finance, Business Service Center, President’s Office, General Counsel and the College of Arts and Sciences 
      • On-site consultant to the School of Dentistry and maintain Employee Health Records

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      Nancy Schrage
      Senior Human Resource Generalist
      NancySchrage@creighton.edu 
      402.280.1442

      • Staffing, recruiting, employee relations, performance management, compensation, accommodations, and general questions
      • Support for Graduate Adult and Professional Studies, Center for Academic Innovation, Academic Excellence and Assessment, Information Technology, School of Law, Student Life, University Relations, Heider College of Business
      • Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Representative

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      Catie Bacon
      Human Resource Generalist
      catiebacon@creighton.edu
      402.280.2550

      • Staffing, recruiting, employee relations, performance management, compensation, accommodations, and general questions
      • Support for Mission and Ministry, Provost Academic Administration and Enrollment Services, Marketing and Communications
      • Compass Professional Development, Faculty/Staff Service Awards

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      Melissa Martinez
      Human Resource Generalist
      melissamartinez@creighton.edu
      402.280.4727

      • Staffing, recruitment, employee relations, performance management, compensation, accommodations, and general questions.
      • Support for Facilities, Athletics, Mail Services, Card Services, Public Safety, Shuttle Services, Libraries, Child Development Center, Research & Clinical Affairs, and College of Nursing
      • Bilingual in Spanish (read, write, and speak) & coordinate the university’s H-1B and J-1 Visa and university sponsored applications for employment

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      Toni Parsley
      Human Resources Specialist
      tparsley@creighton.edu
      402.280.2913

      • Coordinates Compass Professional Development programs and activities for leaders, supervisors, and employees
      • Coordinates New Employee Orientation and Faculty/Staff Service Awards
      • Administers Tuition Remission, FACHEX, and Tuition Exchange programs

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