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Employee's Guide to UCRs New Performance Management Process

As the performance year comes to a close on March 31, 2017, you will be asked to complete a self-appraisal and participate in the performance review process. To assist you in using UCR's new performance management tools, Human Resources has developed an e-learning presentation entitled Employee's Guide to UCRs New Performance Management Process. The e-learning presentation will allow you to listen and view the Performance Management webinar at your convenience. Click here to view the complete presentation.

Frequently asked questions for University employees and students about possible federal immigration enforcement actions on UCR property

Charles F. Robinson, General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs at the University of California, has issued the FAQs for members of the University of California community, who are concerned about immigration enforcement actions occurring across the country and have asked about the possibility that enforcement actions could occur at UC. This document responds to frequently asked questions and provides information about how to respond in such a situation.  Learn more

UC Learning Center Learning Management System

Upgrade coming in Summer 2017

We are pleased to announce that the University will be updating our Learning Management System (LMS), known as the UC Learning Center. The UC Learning Center enables access to required training and additional online and in-person development activities for all staff, faculty and students at UCR. The upgrade is currently scheduled for the end July.

Stay tuned for additional details.

Statement in support of transgender members of the UC community

Office of the President

The University of California, in accordance with state law and in keeping with its own principles of nondiscrimination, will continue to ensure that its transgender students, faculty and staff have unrestricted access to restrooms that conform to their gender identities. We are heartened to hear that protecting all students, including those in the LGBTQ community, remains a stated priority for the Department of Education.

Revised PPSM-21 Selection and Appointment Policy

The revised Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM), PPSM-21 Selection and Appointment policy was released by the Office of the President on Friday, February 3, 2017 and is available on the HR Personnel Policies and Local Procedures website page for you to use as a source of information. The revisions include expanded content on background checks, requirements of a background check for a final candidate recommended for hire, and clarification of existing sections in the policy. If you have questions regarding PPSM-21, please send an email to

President Janet Napolitano and the Chancellors of the University of California issued the following statement (Jan. 29):

We are deeply concerned by the recent executive order that restricts the ability of our students, faculty, staff, and other members of the UC community from certain countries from being able to enter or return to the United States.   
While maintaining the security of the nation's visa system is critical, this executive order is contrary to the values we hold dear as leaders of the University of California. The UC community, like universities across the country, has long been deeply enriched by students, faculty, and scholars from around the world, including the affected countries, coming to study, teach, and research.  It is critical that the United States continues to welcome the best students, scholars, scientists, and engineers of all backgrounds and nationalities.
We are committed to supporting all members of the UC community who are impacted by this executive action.  
President Janet Napolitano
University of California

Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks
University of California, Berkeley

Interim Chancellor Ralph Hexter
University of California, Davis

Chancellor Howard Gillman
University of California, Irvine

Chancellor Gene Block
University of California, Los Angeles

Chancellor Dorothy Leland
University of California, Merced

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox
University of California, Riverside

Chancellor Pradeep Khosla
University of California, San Diego

Chancellor Sam Hawgood
University of California, San Francisco

Chancellor Henry T. Yang
University of California, Santa Barbara

Chancellor George R. Blumenthal
University of California, Santa Cruz


President Napolitano's Letter on UC Mandated Training

Managers will be required to make the UC Cyber Security Awareness training course an annual goal for policy-covered staff who access UC computers or systems. Compliance will be reflected in the written performance review as "met/not met," and noncompliance will impact an individual's merit award. Click here to read more information.

Mandatory Workplace Posting - California Minimum Wage Poster

Effective January 1, 2017, the California Minimum Wage will increase from $10.00 per hour to $10.50 per hour.  In addition to the UC Fair Wages/Fair Work Poster, the 2017 state minimum wage notice must be clearly posted where employee notices are displayed.  Click here to view/print the notice.

Effective January 1, 2017, the Minimum Wage for California will Increase from $10.00/Hour to $10.50/Hour

On January 1, 2017, the California state minimum wage will increase to $10.50/hour. To ensure our compliance with the minimum wage law, UCR’s salary range minimums that fell below $10.50/hour will be adjusted upward to $10.50/hour beginning with the bi-weekly pay period that includes January 1, 2017. The job families impacted by this change are the Student 1 and 2 titles.

Title/Title Code Current Range New Range
Student 1, TC 4922 $10.00 - $15.00 $10.50 - $15.50
Student 2, TC 4921 $10.50 - $30.50 $11.00 - $31.00

In addition to individuals in the student Title Codes, all individuals in a By Agreement (BYA) DOS must also be paid a minimum of $10.50 for every hour worked effective January 1, 2017. All organizations should review individuals being paid using a BYA DOS code prior to January 1, 2017, and ensure that all payments comply with the new minimum wage requirements.

The UCR Payroll department processed the minimum wage changes for student Title Codes 1 and 2. Increases for incumbents in the Student 1 category who were below the $10.50 range were updated in PPS on December 15. Increases for incumbents in the Student 2 category who were below the $11.00 range were processed in PPS on December 16. Increases will appear on the January 25 bi-weekly and February 1 monthly paychecks. 

If you have questions about the increase of the minimum wage on January 1, 2017, please contact Scott Biggerstaff at or Jennifer Poliakon at

UC and Librarians’ Union Reach Tentative Agreement on Wages and Professional Development

The University of California and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) have reached tentative agreement on a “limited reopener” covering wages and professional development for the University’s more than 350 librarians.

As permitted by the current contract, the parties may opt to “reopen” two contract articles in either 2016 or 2017. The union chose to “reopen” wages and professional development, and negotiations on these two issues began in late May.  

All other issues are still covered in the current five-year contract, which expires September 30, 2018.

Under the tentative agreement, the librarians would receive a 1.5 percent wage increase for the 2016-17 year, in addition to participating in the regular academic merit program. For 2017-18, they would receive a range adjustment equivalent to what non-represented academic employees will receive.

Librarians will also see an increase in the minimum amounts allocated by campuses for professional development.

Union members are expected to vote on the tentative agreement within the next couple of weeks.

Should you have any questions, please contact Alex Najera, Employee and Labor Relations Consultant, at extension 2-4721 or via email at

UC, UAW Reach Tentative Agreement for Postdocs

The University of California has reached tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers (UAW) on a four-year contract covering more than 6,500 postdocs including newly added postdocs at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

The agreement fairly compensates postdocs for their contributions, provides support for employees with families and is financially sound for the university.

“Since bargaining began in June, we’ve worked hard to be responsive to the union’s concerns while balancing the university’s needs,” said Dwaine B. Duckett, vice president of systemwide human resources. “We’re pleased that we’ve been able to work through the issues and reach a fair agreement.” Union members are voting on the tentative agreement this week.

Highlights of the tentative agreement are:

  • A new salary scale effective December 1, 2016 that matches the National Institute of Health (NIH) Experience Scale and begins at step 2 of the NIH scale, providing a wage increase of about 10 percent for entry-level postdocs at the lowest step of the salary scale.
  • All full-time postdocs will remain exempt employees under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Annual increases, which include salary range adjustments tied to the NIH scale as well as step increases.
  • In response to postdocs’ request for more family-friendly support, postdocs will receive four weeks of paid parental leave, on top of the 24 days of personal time off that postdocs currently receive.
  • Additional appointment security for postdocs who are appointed beyond one year.
  • Better protections for postdocs who have complaints about sexual harassment.
  • A four-year contract expiring September 30, 2020 that provides postdocs and the university with certainty and stability.

The university and the union began bargaining a new contract in June 2016. The tentative agreement was reached October 5, shortly after the previous contract expired on September 30.

Union members are voting on the tentative agreement this week. 

News Archive

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





Jadie Lee

Associate Vice Chancellor (951)
Judy Abbey

Executive Assistant

Isidra Martinez

Financial Analyst

Ivette Ocampo

HR Generalist


Equal Employment & Affirmative Action

Nicole Butts Director of Equal Employment and Affirmative Action (951)
Angela Walker Administrative Assistant

Brittnee Meitzenheimer Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Rep (951)
Lorena Velasquez Equal Employment & Affirmative Action Coordinator (951)
Tina Curry Equal Employment & Affirmative Action Compliance Specialist



Vacant Director of Compensation and Benefits    
Tina Rodriguez Benefits Lead (951)
Veronica Luna Benefits Analyst (951)
Alisha French Benefits Analyst (951)
Kimberly Grossmann Administrative Assistant Confidential (951)

Total Compensation

Vacant Director of Compensation and Benefits    
Scott Biggerstaff Compensation Analyst (951)

Jennifer Poliakon Compensation Analyst (951)

Kimberly Grossmann Administrative Assistant Confidential (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)
Lisa Dye Employee & Labor Relations Representative (951)
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 Employee & Organizational Development (951)

Seana Nunez-Grider

Trainer (951)

Michelle Elrod

Principal Learning & Development Consultant (951)

Marilyn Parker

LMS Administrator (951)

Michelle Knighton

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

Loren Bacallo Employment Representative

Paul Pena Employment Representative



Heidie Rhodes UCPath HR Implementation Manager (951)
Rebecca Hutchins HR Project Lead (951)
Puja Pannu UCPath Communication Lead (951)
Paul Pena UCPath Recruitment Coordinator (951)
Loretta Vandivier Communications Specialist

Llyle Morgan Organizational Change Manager

Cheryl Diermyer Principal Instructional Designer (951)
Lora Lopez Organizational Change Liaison

Dora Rubio Financial Process Trainer

Shannon Minter Principal HR Business Analyst

Angelique Juarez UCPath eLearning Training Developer

Kathleen Cool UCPath Principal Trainer

Mike Ngan Interim Communication Lead

Brianda Girgus Administrative Assistant Confidential (951)

Return to Work

Shelly Frohrip Return to Work / ADA Coordinator



Julie Chobdee Benefits Analyst - Wellness (951)
Nicole Collins Wellness Program Specialist (951)


Ed Marchall Occupational Wellness Specialist (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)
Nicole Collins Wellness Program Specialist (951)
Ed Marchall Occupational Wellness Specialist

Shelly Frohrip Return to Work / ADA Coordinator (951)
Kathy Mosley Administrative Assistant Confidential (951)



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