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Human Resource Contacts

Human Resources | 2222 Burt Street (Schneider Hall)
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

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

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Benefits Administration

Tammy Biggs

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

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Lenora Salts
Benefit Analyst

  • 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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Molly Billings

  • 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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Nancy McCuen
Human Resources Assistant

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

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Sara Schimenti
Human Resources Assistant

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

Tom Drzaic 
Senior HRIS/Business Process Specialist

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

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David DenBeste
Business Analyst II

  • 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

Jason Gerlt
Senior Compensation Analyst

  • Assists in the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of the University's compensation structure
  • Reviews and slots jobs in compensation structure
  • Participates in salary surveys and maintains market database

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Julie Hill
Senior Payroll Specialist

  • 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

  • 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)

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

Janel Allen

Leads the Universityís recruitment, performance management, leadership and employee development, talent management and engagement strategies and programs.

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Lynne Caruso
Senior Human Resource Generalist 

  • 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, Presidentís 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 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 universityís H-1B and J-1 Visa and university sponsored applications for employment

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Toni Parsley
Human Resources Specialist

  • 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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