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Administration

​  Employment​ Services &​ Operations

Ivonne Mont​albano, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Vice President for Employment Services and Operations

Telephone: (713) 221-8060​​
MontalbanoI@uhd.edu​
  • Serves as chief human resources officer, providing leadership to the Employment Services and Operations (ESO) team in planning, designing, developing, implementing and administering human resources services, policies, and programs.​​
  • Serves as Affirmative Action Officer.

  Compensation & Ben​efits​​​


Erica Morales, MBA, PHR, CBP, CCP
Director of Benefits & Compensation

Telephone: (713) 221-8443
 MoralesE@uhd.edu

  • Designs, implements, and manages salary classification and compensation programs
  • Manages employee group insurance plans, including orienting new and current employees, processing enrollments and changes and processing claims for life benefits
  • Oversees the administration of all leave programs, including Family and Medical Leave, worker's compensation and disability programs, and sick leave pool
  • Provides assistance with retirement processes, including enrollments, changes and service retirements
  • Serves as ADA Coordinator
  • Manages department financials

Paula Jannett

Benefits & Compensation Coordinator

Telephone: (713) 221-8463
JannettP@uhd.edu

  • Processes applications for leave programs, including Family and Medical Leave, worker's compensation and disability programs
  • Enrolls employees in group benefits
  • Provides customer support to state agencies and employees regarding benefits and compensation
  • Conducts and participates in compensation surveys
  • Develops and revises internal job descriptions

  Talent Acquisition & Management​​​


​ ​​ Chetiqua Matthews Herron

Director, Talent Acquisition & Management

Telephone: (713) 221-2715                                 Matthewsherronc@uhd.edu

  • Directs the continued development and administration of employment services (talent recruitment and management) and tools to effectively manage recruitment, selection, hiring and on-boarding and off-boarding of employees
  • Assists with the development of training and developmental programs that support the University's mission of providing professional development opportunities for UHD employees
  • Directs the continued development and administration of employee relations strategies through collaborative partnerships with UHS Equal Opportunity Services, Legal Counsel, business administrators, managers and supervisors, and employees
  • Serves as Assistant Title IX Officer and Assistant Affirmative Action Officer

  Talent Acquisition​


​​Shyra McMurray

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Telephone: (713) 221-8079
McMurrayS@uhd.edu

  • Processes and audit employment sign-up paperwork for all new employees
  • Processes all background checks, motor vehicle requests and prior state service request forms.
  • Coordinates and edits all vacant positions for posting on the applicant tracking system and external job boards
  • Creates hiring manager folders and screening criteria matrix for all new staff and faculty positions and provides training on applicant tracking system
  • Provides customer service to applicants regarding vacancies, status of application and completing online applications
  • Provides guidance to hiring departments concerning hiring practices, policies and procedures
  • Maintains employment records and adheres to current UHD policies and state employment laws and regulalations
  • Provides assistance with new employee orientation sessions​​​​

Tamika Small

Talent Acquisition Technician

Telephone: (713) 222-5318
SmallT@uhd.edu

  • Processes new employee sign-up paperwork
  • Handles all position request forms for posting
  • Assists applicants with completing online applications and answers routine questions regarding the employment process
  • Processes prior state service request forms for new employees
  • Processes background checks on new and transferring employees


  Talent Management


Bernice Guillen
Talent Management and Employee Relations Coordinator

Telephone: (713) 221-2738
GuillenB@uhd.edu
  • Oversees the University's onboarding process for all new employees
  • Manages New Employee Orientation
  • Manages the University's off-boarding process, including exit interviews for terminating employees
  • Oversees the performance management processes
  • Meets with employees concerning personnel issues
  • Conducts workplace investigations​

Vacant
Employee Relations and Talent Development Coordinator


  • Oversees the University's onboarding process for all new employees
  • Manages New Employee Orientation
  • Manages the University's off-boarding process, including exit interviews for terminating employees
  • Oversees the performance management processes
  • Meets with employees concerning personnel issues
  • Conducts workplace investigations


  Talent Development

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​Kasha Gordon
Talent Development Coordinator

Telephone: (713) 221-5332
GordonK@uhd.edu
  • Participates in the planning, development and delivery of course curriculum for University staff, including new employee orientation
  • Consults with management in the identification, development and implementation of learning and professional development programs
  • Conducts training needs analysis to define University and individual needs, as well as identify problems and areas of concern
  • Assists with the evaluation and measurement of program effectiveness
  • Aids in the design and delivery of training courses for departments
  • Assists with the design and delivery of customized training for various campus constituencies

Vacant
Talent Development Coordinator
  • Participates in the planning, development and delivery of course curriculum for University staff, including new employee orientation
  • Consults with management in the identification, development and implementation of learning and professional development programs
  • Conducts training needs analysis to define University and individual needs, as well as identify problems and areas of concern
  • Assists with the evaluation and measurement of program effectiveness
  • Aids in the design and delivery of training courses for departments
  • Assists with the design and delivery of customized training for various campus constituencies

  Employment Operations

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April Frank, MBA

Director, Payroll and Records

Telephone: (713) 221-8422
FrankA@uhd.edu

  • Develops policies and procedures related to electronic records, -personnel files, and records management
  • Oversees document imaging, indexing and auditing for ESO departments
  • Handles processing, scanning, and indexing of all sensitive data such as performance appraisals, grievances, and disciplinary action records
  • Manages the University's Payroll Department
  • Serves as a liaison to the UHS Payroll Office
  • Calculates earnings for terminating vacation, and reconciles contributions and withdrawals to the sick leave pool
  • Processes verification of employment from external sources

Jacqueline Batiste

Payroll Specialist

Telephone: (713) 221-8971
BatisteJ@uhd.edu

  • Provides assistance to employees with payroll questions regarding earnings, deductions and leave taken and identifies and corrects any payroll discrepancies
  • Assists departments with approving employees' electronic timesheets and leave requests
  • Audits electronic Personnel Action Requests (ePAR's)
  • Enters payroll information in payroll system
  • Calculates earnings for terminating vacation, and reconciles contributions and withdrawals to the sick leave pool
  • Processes verification of employment from external sources
​​​ Balois Galvan

Employment Data Specialist

Telephone: (713) 221-5573
GalvanB@uhd.edu

  • Scans and indexes employee records, timesheets, benefits documents, and employment-related documents
  • Supports ESO departments with imaging needs during peak periods of the year
  • Maintains inventory and retention schedule of search committee files
  • Assists in preparing new employee orientation and training materials
  • Maintains office supply inventory 


  Administrative

Gladis Moya

Department Business Administrator II

Telephone: (713) 221-8263​
MoyaG@uhd.edu

  • Manages ESO departmental financial activities
  • Reviews and approves expenditure documents
  • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates ESO staff in financial and administrative functions
  • Coordinates events, activities, conferences and meetings
  • Serves as a liaison to facilities management and University police
  • ​Manages ESO property inventory and key control
  • Coordinates and schedules meetings for the VPESO

Isabel Pallares

Administrative Assistant II

Telephone: (713) 221-8429
PallaresI@uhd.edu

  • Processes all financials transactions
  • Arranges travel for ESO staff
  • Assists with contract paperwork
  • Maintains ESO property inventory
  • Coordinates all department-hosted events


  Management Systems

James Williams

HRIS Analyst

Telephone: (713) 221-8073
Williamsjam@uhd.edu

  • Serves as UHD liaison to the UHS HRIS team in providing support for new applications and modifications to existing applications in the PeopleSoft Human Resource Management System
  • Partners with the University of Houston System HRIS team to support and provide guidance to the human resources business process owners
  • Serves as liaison to the UHD Information Technology Department in the analysis, development, implementation and support of internal systems designed to improve efficiency and effectiveness of human resources business practices
  • Operates as ESO project manager and provides functional analysis and support for the development, upgrade, and implementation of a variety of HRIS data management systems, such as PeopleAdmin and Halogen
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of ESO online training programs


  Communications​​

Lisa Raynor-Keck, MA

Communications and Compliance Coordinator

Telephone: (713) 221-5012
RaynorkeckL@uhd.edu

  • Creates communication strategies for internal and external audiences
  • Develops, writes and edits ESO internal/external content
  • Manages ESO social media, blog, newsletter and website content
  • Reviews and updates the staff handbook and manager toolkit
  • Directs the University non-academic policy review and update process
  • Oversees the Work/Life and employee discount programs
  • Manages institutional compliance for ESO

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Last updated 11/10/2017 6:00 AM