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Office of Human Resources

Executive People Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Rebecca Hoda-Kearse, 565-3012
Strategic Partner to campus leadership
Directs and coordinates activities of HR office
Lead employee relations designee
Lead on HR legal, contractual and policy compliance
Lead employee training efforts
TIX Coordinator for students and employees

Director of Human Resources for Research Foundation
Janice M. O'Mara, 470-6614
Strategic partner to Research Foundation leadership
Support and guidance on Research Foundation recruitment and appointment process
Lead employee relations for Research Foundation
Policies, procedures, reports and information for Research Foundation employees
Research Foundation Retirements
Assist with state employee relations

Assistant Director of Human Resources
Melissa Gebo, 470-6618
Support and guidance on M/C and UUP faculty and professional search processes
H1B Immigration issues for employees (non-student)
Support Legal Counsel for Ethics Reporting
Assist in employee relations for UUP
Assist in training efforts

Senior Personnel Associate
Ellen Brown, 470-6613
Serve as FMLA administrator for State and Research Foundation
Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator for State and Research Foundation
Employee Tuition Benefits/Standard Training Programs
State Employee Benefits and Retirement
Health insurance Enrollment for State
Leaves (State and Research Foundation):

  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Paid Family Leave (PFL)
  • RF Disability Leave
  • Workers Compensation
  • Maternity/Paternity/Child care
  • Military Leave
  • Leave without pay
  • Others i.e.(jury duty, cancer screening, quarantine, Bone Marrow Donors, Organ Donor leave and VRWS)

Senior Personnel Associate
Toyia Sims, 470-6617
Lead for Civil Service/Classified staff recruitment and appointments
Lead for Graduate Assistants medical insurance
Lead for Student Assistant appointments
Assist employee relations for Civil Service/Classified staff units
Serve as Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Office Assistant 3 (Human Resources)
Regina Ryan, 470-6616
Employee Database (HRMS) Administrator
NYSTEP Administrator
Process State Graduate Assistant (G/A) and Teaching Assistant (T/A) appointments
Provide State verifications of employment
Assist with reports for State employees
Provide State directory information

Senior Clerical Specialist Research Foundation
Mary Gillett, 470-6612
Lead Research Foundation personnel/payroll processing
Provide Research Foundation verifications of employment
Provide Research Foundation directory information
Serve as Coordinator for Research Foundation health insurance

Administrative Assistant 1
Amanda Bascombe, 470-6960
Provide general HR information to employees
Manage administrative functions of the Human Resources office and support to HR staff
Process employee letters
Process volunteer forms

Assist with Student Assistant onboarding