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UCR's New Director of EEO & Affirmative Action

Human Resources is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Butts as UCR's Director of EEO & Affirmative Action effective June 29, 2016.

Nicole has extensive knowledge and experience leading the equal employment opportunity and affirmative action functions, most recently as the Manager of Equal Employment & Affirmative Action at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Nicole is a Board Member and Program Chair for the Greater Los Angeles Industry Liaison Group, an employer association focused on equal opportunity/affirmative action matters in support of greater workplace equality. She is a member of the California Diversity Council and the Association of Talent Development, and is a regular expert presenter on affirmative action at the annual Society for Human Resources Management National Conference.

Nicole received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Howard University, and her Master's Degree in Human Resources Development from Bowie State University. She is certified as a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management, a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute, and a Strategic Human Resources Business Partner by the Human Capital Institute.

Please join us in welcoming Nicole to the campus. She can be reached at extension 2-2673, or by email at

Exit Survey

The University of California (UC) has partnered with the Corporate Leadership Council (“CLC”) to provide access to a tool to survey departing employees and receive feedback on the reasons why staff leave, details about their future employment, areas of dissatisfaction, and the likelihood they will recommend the organization to future applicants. CLC will conduct the survey to guarantee any responses or comments made on the survey will remain confidential. The exit survey will be available for staff (excludes students and faculty) effective July 1, 2016. Learn more

Career Tracks FY 16/17 Salary Range and Grade Adjustments

UCR has been engaged in a series of enhancements to our compensation program with a goal of attracting, retaining and rewarding excellent staff to support our mission of teaching, research and public service as we move toward the UCR 2020 strategic goals of academic excellence. Learn more

Employee & Labor Relations Announces Staff Work Assignments

The Employee and Labor Relations office recently reconfigured staff work assignments to better meet the needs of the campus. The work assignment chart identifies the primary client assignment for each of their staff members. To view the work assignment chart, please visit the Labor Relations webpage.

UC, UAW Begins Contract Negotiations for Postdocs

The University of California and the United Auto Workers (UAW) have begun negotiating a new contract covering UC’s more than 6,000 postdocs.

The first bargaining session was May 31 – June 1 during which the two sides agreed to ground rules and began exchanging proposals. The parties meet again June 30 – July 1.

The university’s major goals for these negotiations are:

  • A comprehensive multi-year contract that addresses the key issues of compensation, benefits and working conditions, and that provides certainty for postdocs and the university as a whole.
  • A competitive compensation package for postdocs that reflects the important role they play at UC, and that is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s new pay guidelines.
  • Reaching a fair agreement before the existing contract expires on Sept. 30, 2016.
  • A contract that supports the financial health of the university and its educational and research missions.

UC will keep our postdoctoral scholars and the UC community informed about the progress of these negotiations as new developments occur.

Fiscal Year 2016/2017 UCR Merit Increases

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox has announced that UCR will implement a 3% merit based salary program for non-represented staff for FY 2016-17. Increases will be effective July 1, 2016 for monthly paid staff and June 19, 2016 for biweekly paid staff. In her communication to UC Chancellors regarding this year's salary program, President Napolitano emphasized that salary increases must be based on individual performance and contribution. Learn more

University of California Regents Approve New Retirement Program for Future Employees

On March 24, 2016, the University of California Board of Regents approved a new retirement program for future UC employees, as part of a broader effort to maintain the university's excellence and sustain its long-term financial health.

The new retirement program will apply only to UC employees hired on or after July 1, 2016. Current employees and retirees are not affected by these changes because accrued pension benefits are protected by law and cannot be reduced or revoked. For more information, please review the full article on UCNET.

To read details about the approved retirement options, please click here.


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Organizational Charts

Human Resources is responsible for managing the overall Organizational Chart process for the UCR campus. This includes providing a web location where the most up-to-date, standardized campus organizational charts can be found.  In addition, the process for submitting changes or updating Organizational Charts is provided.

Organizational Chart Change Request

If you would like to make a change or update your Organizational Chart, please visit the UCR Organizational Charts Change Request page. This page contains the information needed to assist you in processing your change request.

Campus Organizational Charts
Name Title Telephone E-Mail

Jadie Lee

Associate Vice Chancellor (951)
Judy Abbey

Executive Assistant

Isidra Martinez

Financial Analyst

Ivette Ocampo

HR Generalist


EEO and Affirmative Action Planning

Nicole Butts Director of EEO and Affirmative Action (951)
827- 2673
Angela Walker Administrative Assistant

Brittnee Meitzenheimer Equal Employment Opportunity Rep (951)
Lorena Velasquez Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator (951)


Tami Brown Director of Compensation and Benefits (951)
Tina Rodriguez Benefits Lead (951) 827-5086
Veronica Luna Benefits Analyst (951)
Alisha French Benefits Analyst (951)

Total Compensation

Tami Brown Director of Compensation and Benefits (951)
Scott Biggerstaff Compensation Analyst (951)

Erica Criss Compensation Analyst (951)

Jennifer Poliakon Compensation Analyst (951)

Disability Management

Marsha Marion-Watson Disability Management Coordinator (951)

Employee & Labor Relations

Elizabeth Sanchez Director of Employee & Labor Relations (951)
Alex Najera

Employee & Labor Relations Representative

Paul Wood

Employee & Labor Relations Representative

Kristin Branson Employee & Labor Relations Representative (951)
Tiffany Bates Employee & Labor Relations Representative

Mariela Roberts Administrative Assistant Confidential (951)


 Clyde Blackwelder



Policy & Communications

Mary White Principal HR Policy & Communication Analyst (951)
Jorge Sanchez HR Data, Program & Communications Specialist (951)

Employee and Organizational Development

Kimberly Allain

Director of Staff Training & Development (951)

Seana Nunez-Grider

Trainer (951)

McKenzie Smith

Trainer (951)

Marilyn Parker

LMS Administrator (951)



Kimberly Grossmann

Administrative Assistant Confidential (951)

Talent Acquisition & Diversity Outreach

Quincy Kinsey Director of Talent Acquisition & Diversity Outreach (951)
Kai Buckner Employment Representative (951)
Stephanie Davis Employment Representative (951)
Emma Geach Employment Representative

Julia Franco Employment Representative

Loren Bacallo Employment Representative

Paul Pena Employment Representative



Heidie Rhodes UCPath HR Implementation Manager (951)
Kerean Povich HR Project Lead (951)
Rebecca Hutchins Principal HR Business Analyst (951)
Puja Pannu UCPath Communication Lead (951)
Paul Pena UCPath Recruitment Coordinator (951)


Julie Chobdee Benefits Analyst - Wellness (951)


Vacant   (951)

Workers' Compensation

Nini Furst Benefits Analyst - Workers' Compensation (951)

Workplace Health & Wellness

Marsha Marion-Watson

Workplace Health & Wellness Manager

Julie Chobdee Benefits Analyst - Wellness (951)
Nini Furst Benefits Analyst - Workers' Compensation (951)
 Clyde Blackwelder Ergonomist (951)
Kathy Mosley Administrative Assistant Confidential (951)



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900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

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