University of California, Riverside

Human Resources


Welcome: Building Careers, Achieving Excellence

HR Monthly Digest

New Salary Program for Non-represented Staff

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox is pleased to announce that the University of California at Riverside is making plans to implement a system-wide salary increase program for non-represented staff for the 2014-15 fiscal year. As reflected in budgetary guidelines, the targeted increase will be three percent, calculated on the basis of a July 1, 2014, effective date. This salary increase plan will apply to non-represented staff excluding student employees. Implementation guidelines for FY 2014-15 are being distributed by Human Resources. The effective date of the across-the-board salary program is July 1, 2014 for monthly paid employees and June 22, 2014 for biweekly paid employees in order to coincide with the payroll cycles.


Non-represented career staff who were hired before January 1, 2014 and who have successfully completed their probationary period as indicated by the employee’s status in PPS as of June 30, 2014. Questions regarding probationary status are addressed in PPSM 22 and UCR Local Procedure 22.

  1. Employees in contract appointments where the contract does NOT specifically include provisions for participation in the campus-wide salary programs.
  2. Employees covered under collective bargaining agreements as their compensation is determined by the contract terms in their respective labor agreements.
  3. Employees in casual/restricted and limited appointment types.

If you have questions about eligibility, pay dates, increase amounts, etc. please contact the Human Resources representative for your organizational unit.

Pre-Retirement Counseling and Financial Planning

Theron Lyon, CFP, has temporarily returned to the Human Resources Division to provide consultation to faculty and staff during the period of March 25 through June 26, 2014. Theron retired in 2013 and was formerly the UC Riverside Benefits Manager/Financial Planner.  He has over 26 years of experience with the UC Retirement Plan and UC Retirement Savings Program. Theron will be available to those faculty and staff interested in receiving individual pre-retirement counseling and financial planning.  His office hours will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please contact him at extension 2-5084 to schedule an appointment.

Retirement services including estimates, retirement profiles, and elections will continue to be processed through UC’s Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC) in Oakland. Please contact them at (800) 888-8267 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or through the online service form.

New Posting Certification Process for Mandatory Workplace Posters

In an effort to ensure compliance with mandatory workplace posting requirements, while reducing the administrative effort by departments and Human Resources, the mandatory workplace posting certification process has been modified. Organization units, instead of departments, will now be responsible for certifying that all faculty and staff have reasonable access to mandatory workplace posters.

Go to the new guidelines

New UC Policy Addressing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Implemented

On March 7, 2014, a new presidential policy was issued which updates existing provisions prohibiting  sexual harassment and sexual violence, provides support for victims, and outlines training for faculty, staff, and students.  It identifies procedures for reporting and investigating an incident, outlines sanctions against the perpetrator that may be imposed after disciplinary proceedings, protects a victim's confidentiality, and  provides information on victims' rights, support services, and requests for accommodation. The policy also provides for the training of students, faculty, staff, and for those who investigate and conduct hearings.

The University's intent is to ensure that all faculty, staff, and students feel not only safe and secure but also welcomed and supported. This policy provides clear direction regarding the support and procedures that are available to victims and  ensures that appropriate discipline is imposed when perpetrators are identified.  Questions about the new policy may be directed to Debbie Artis, Director/ Title IX Compliance Officer at (951) 827-7070

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) UC Systemwide Training Now Available

As part of the University of California's effort to promote the awareness and prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and consent, the University has developed a training course for incoming students and new employees, which includes faculty, academics, and staff, in accordance with UC Policy. The course also provides options for safe bystander intervention, information on reporting an offense, and other resources.

To access the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Systemwide Training course in the UC Learning Center:

  1. Login* to the UC Learning Center at
  2. Type in "VAWA" in the search field and click Go
  3. Select the course and click the Start button

*If you are a student (versus student employee) and you have never used the UC Learning Center you may need to add your profile first by logging in to the Affiliate Access Tool.

Bargaining Bulletin: UC Reaches Agreement with AFSCME Service Unit

On February 27, 2014, after many months of negotiations, representatives of UC and AFSCME came to a tentative agreement on a successor contract covering Service (SX) staff.  The bargaining unit members ratified the agreement on March 8, 2014.

The multi-year agreement for this bargaining unit will be posted to the HR website as soon as it has been finalized by the parties.  Training dates for supervisors, managers, and HR professionals will be announced soon.

Launch of UCnet

On February 6, 2014, UCnet, a new systemwide website for faculty, staff, and retirees was launched as part of an initiative to improve the online tools and resources offered to UC audiences. UCnet is a place where UC faculty, staff and retirees can:

  • Read timely news and interesting stories about the university and the people who work here
  • Find information about benefits and policies as well as a wealth of university tools and resources
  • Share views with colleagues from around the system
  • Learn about opportunities to get involved in UC community activities

UCnet has replaced the At Your Service website. Due to this transition, certain links from the UCR Human Resources website that formerly pointed to the At Your Service website are now being redirected to the UCnet home page, and not necessarily to the content expected. The Human Resources office is working to update these links to point directly to the specific content on UCnet as they did previously to the At Your Service website. UCnet does feature a robust search tool that should prove helpful during this transitional phase and in the future to assist in navigating to needed information.

Please note that At Your Service Online, the password-protected portal used to access personal pay and benefits information, still exists.

News Archive

Name Title Telephone E-Mail

Jadie Lee

Associate Vice Chancellor (951)

Felecia Wilson

Executive Specialist (951)


Mary Johnson Health Care Facilitator (951)
Veronica Luna Sr. Program Analyst (951)

Compensation & Classification

Linda Gaddie Compensation Manager (951) 827-2464
Scott Biggerstaff Principal HR Analyst (951)

Disability Management

Marsha Marion Disability Management Coordinator (951)

Employee Relations

Elizabeth Sanchez Principal Labor Relations Analyst (951)

Labor Relations

Elizabeth Sanchez Labor Relations Director (951)
Jake Hurley Pr. Labor Relations Analyst (951) 827-2847
Paul Wood

Labor Relations Specialist

(951) 827-5092
Mariela Roberts Labor Relations Assistant (951)

Payroll Assistant

Kimberly Grossmann HR Services Assistant (951)

Policy, Programs & Projects

Heidie Rhodes Policy, Programs & Projects Manager (951)
Veronica Luna Sr. Program Analyst (951)
Marilyn Parker Communications Specialist (951)

Staff Employment & Development

Seana Nunez-Grider Sr. Staff Employment & Development Analyst (951)
Lorena Velasquez Principal Employment Analyst (951)
Emma Geach Sr. Employment Analyst (951)
Nancy Terry UC Learning Center Administrator (951)
Lauren Cummings UC Learning Center Administrator (951)
Kimberly Grossmann Human Resources Assistant (951)


Julie Chobdee Wellness Program Coordinator (951)
Leanna Bowles Wellness Program Specialist (951) 827-1440


Heidie Rhodes Policy, Programs & Projects Manager (951)

Workers' Compensation

Nini Furst Workers' Compensation Analyst (951)

Workplace Health & Wellness

Marsha Marion Disability Management Coordinator (951)
Julie Chobdee Wellness Program Coordinator (951)
Nini Furst Workers' Compensation Analyst (951)
Leanna Bowles Wellness Program Specialist (951) 827-1440
John Massoud Ergonomic Specialist (951) 827-3010
Kathy Mosley Workplace Health & Wellness Assistant (951) 827-2336



Employee Self Service
At Your Service
Employee Profile System
Title & Pay Plan

More Information

General Campus Information

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

UCR LibrariesCampus Status
Career OpportunitiesDiversity
Visit UCRMaps and Directions

Department Information

Human Resources
1160 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521

Fax: (951) 827-6493