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New Learning Management System Administrator - Tracy Medrano

We are pleased to announce that Tracy Medrano has joined the HR team as the new Learning Management System Administrator (LMS). Tracy brings to UCR seven years of experience with Learning Management Systems (LMS), on-line course development, and training facilitation experience.

Tracy will administer the LMS, including uploading and testing new courses, troubleshooting issues, assisting with access, coordinating with UCOP, and organizing/leading an LMS Advisory Committee. She will interact heavily with LMS user groups throughout the campus to provide exceptional customer service.

Tracy received her BA degree in Business Administration from California Baptist University and is certified as a FranklinCovey and Vital Smarts facilitator. She comes to us from the County of Riverside Human Resources department where she developed over twenty on-line courses on a variety of topics while expanding learning accessibility for 19,000 employees through the county’s LMS.

Please join us in welcoming Tracy in her new role.


Human Resources Has Moved

Updated August 18, 2015

Human Resources has now completed their move into their new home at University Village, 1201 University Avenue (across from UNEX), Riverside, CA 92507. At this location you will find the following HR units:

Suite 200 (1223 University Avenue, 2nd fl)
  • Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
  • Compensation
  • Employee & Labor Relations
Suite 208 (1201 University Avenue, 2nd fl)
  • Affirmative Action
  • Policy, Programs & Projects
    • Benefits
    • Work/Life
  • Staff Employment
  • Workplace Health & Wellness
    • Disability Management
    • Ergonomics
    • Wellness
  • Workers’ Compensation

We would like to thank you for your patience during this transition and would look forward to seeing you should you need to visit.


Task Force Named to Advise on 2016 Retirement Benefits

President Napolitano has appointed a systemwide task force of UC faculty, staff and administrators to help develop a new set of retirement benefits options for UC to offer future employees hired on or after July 1, 2016. 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. Learn more


Annual Systemwide Payroll Disclosure

As part of the university’s commitment to being transparent and publicly accountable for its conduct, including the way it compensates its faculty and staff, UC has conducted its annual disclosure of systemwide employee compensation for calendar year 2014. Read More


Chancellor Wilcox Announces 2015/16 Non-Represented Staff Salary Program

The University of California is implementing a 3% salary program for nonrepresented staff for FY2015-16. After several years of budgetary uncertainty we are again able to plan for regular pay increases for nonrepresented staff for the next four years. Learn more

To view the 2015/16 Merit Salary Program Instructions, please click here.


Bargaining Bulletin: UC Reaches Agreement with UAPD for Physicians and Dentists Unit

Today (June 25, 2015), the University of California announced a tentative agreement on a first contract with the doctors and dentists who provide services at UC Student Health Centers.

Members of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD) are expected to vote on the tentative agreement within the next few weeks. The multi-year agreement for this bargaining unit will be posted to the Human Resources website as soon as it has been finalized by the parties.

Human Resources will provide training for those responsible for administering the contract. Questions about new provisions should be directed to Alex Najara at extension 2-4721 or email at


New Interim Director of Affirmative Action - Lorena Velasquez

We are very pleased to announce that Lorena Velasquez has agreed to serve as Interim Director of Affirmative Action, effective immediately. Lorena will continue in her role as Talent Acquisition Manger in HR. In addition to her deep expertise in talent acquisition acquired while leading specialized and niche recruitment efforts for an international technology company, Lorena’s career also includes many years of responsibility for key affirmative action responsibilities. Lorena has extensive experience in diversity and affirmative action outreach, affirmative action plan staffing analysis and compliance, development and delivery of diversity awareness training, and development and implementation of programs and initiatives to resolve issues of underutilization and adverse impact.

Lorena demonstrates on a daily basis her strong personal commitment to our core values of diversity and inclusion, and has built effective and collaborative working relationships with staff in the Affirmative Action unit. We are confident that she will do a great job in leading the Affirmative Action office while we conduct an assessment of the current and future needs of the campus in this critical area.

Please join us in congratulating Lorena on her interim assignment.


UC Riverside Recognized for Health & Wellness by the American Heart Association

Taking care of ourselves has almost become a fad in itself — from dieting, to practicing yoga, even going on walks during lunch. Folks very often brag, and rightfully so, about their health-conscious activities and eating habits. And many companies — the University of California, Riverside included — are not blind to the trend. Read more


Career Tracks

Career Tracks is a system-wide job classification structure initially targeted for non-represented staff employees that will be implemented at all UC locations. The Career Tracks framework aligns jobs with similar positions internally and in the external marketplace. Career Tracks supports the development of career paths that enhance career mobility and helps focus development activities for employees. For more information, you are welcome to visit the Careers Tracks website.


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
    • Campus Organization Chart - Visio / (PDF)
    • Officers Reporting Directly to the Chancellor - Visio / (PDF)
    • Office of the Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor (P/EVC) - Visio / (PDF)
  • Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) - Visio / (PDF)
  • Business & Administrative Services (BAS) - Visio / (PDF)
  • College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (CHASS) - Visio / (PDF)
  • College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) - Visio / (PDF)
  • Computing & Communications - Visio / (PDF)
  • Graduate Division - Visio / (PDF)
  • Graduate School of Education - Visio / (PDF)
Name Title Telephone E-Mail

Jadie Lee

Associate Vice Chancellor (951)
Judy Abbey

Executive Administrative Specialist


Robin Ripley

HR Analyst lV


Affirmative Action

Lorena Velasquez Interim Director (951)
Angel Garcia Compliance Analyst (951)
Angela Walker Administrative Assistant

 Brittnee Agosto AA & Education Specialist  (951)
 Erica Jiang  Associate Director   (951)


Heidie Rhodes Benefits Manager (951)
Veronica Luna Health Care Facilitator (951)
Alisha French Senior HR Program Analyst (951) 827-1434

Compensation & Classification

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

Jennifer Poliakon Total Compensation Analyst (951)

Chrystelle Zimmerman Career Tracks Project Manager (951) 827-5086

Disability Management

Marsha Marion Disability Management Coordinator (951)

Education & Development

Ron Christie

HR Training Coordinator (951)

Seana Nunez-Grider

Sr. Staff Development Analyst (951)

Tracy Medrano

LMS Administrator (951) 827-1443

Kimberly Grossmann

Human Resources Assistant (951)

Employee & Labor Relations

Elizabeth Sanchez Employee & Labor Relations Director (951)
Jake Hurley Pr. Employee & Labor Relations Analyst (951) 827-2847
Alex Najera

Pr. Employee & Labor Relations Analyst

(951) 827-4721
Paul Wood

Employee & Labor Relations Specialist

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



Office Ergonomics Program

(951) 827-3010

Policy, Programs & Projects

Heidie Rhodes Policy, Programs & Projects Manager (951)
Jorge Sanchez Data, Program & Communications Analyst (951) 827-3195

Staff Employment

Lorena Velasquez Staff Employment  Manager (951)
Kai Buckner Sr. Employment Analyst (951)
Stephanie Davies Sr. Employment Analyst (951)
Julia Franco Talent Acquisition Assistant



Julie Chobdee Wellness Program Coordinator (951)


Heidie Rhodes Policy, Programs & Projects Manager (951)

Workers' Compensation

Nini Furst Workers' Compensation Analyst (951)

Workplace Health & Wellness

Marsha Marion

Workplace Health & Wellness Manager

Julie Chobdee Wellness Program Coordinator (951)
Nini Furst Workers' Compensation Analyst (951)
Kathy Mosley Workplace Health & Wellness Assistant (951) 827-2336



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1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Fax: (951) 827-2672