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The portal is now back online and available for your training needs.

We would like to thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.


Pre-Retirement Counseling and Financial Planning

The period of April through June is typically a time when the campus experiences increased retirement activity. We are pleased to announce that Theron Lyon, Certified Financial Planner (CFP), will be temporarily returning to the Human Resources Division to provide consultation to faculty and staff during the period March 30, 2015 through June 30, 2015. 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 (UCRP) and UC Retirement Savings Program. Theron will be available to those faculty and staff interested in receiving individual pre-retirement counseling and financial planning. Theron’s office is located in University Village, Suite 206A, his office hours will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please contact him at or extension 2-1433 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 by email at

If you have any questions, please call the Benefits Office at extension 2-4766 or email at


New HR Training Coordinator - Ron Christie

We’re happy to announce that William Cameron “Ron” Christie has joined Human Resources as our HR Training Coordinator. Ron will lead the employee training and development function and will be responsible for developing a comprehensive employee training and development program designed to enhance organizational and individual employee effectiveness, support staff career development, and provide training opportunities in technical skills, soft skills, management and leadership development.

Ron came to UCR from the UC Path Center where he led an interdisciplinary training development team in performing needs assessments and task and skills analysis to inform training needs, and developed both instructor-led and e-learning courses. He holds a master’s degree in instructional technology and has extensive experience in corporate training, with more than a decade of experience in adult education. He has served as Dean of Continuing Education at Santa Barbara City College, Dean of Business and Technology at Rio Hondo College, and Dean of Business at Cerritos College, as well as teaching graduate courses in Instructional Design, Corporate Training and Development, and Adult Learning Theory at California State University Long Beach.

Ron will be temporarily located in UNEX room 415 until HR transitions to a more permanent location. He can be reached by email at


Human Resources Fire Update

March 23, 2015

Since the Human Resources building was damaged by fire, our staff have been working in a number of locations across and around campus. Human Resources will be moving into the space soon to be vacated by Financial Services, where the HR units will once again be housed in close proximity to each other and to the campus. We are working to finalize our space plans and anticipate that our move will be completed within the next 6 weeks. In the meantime, all HR staff can be reached via phone or email.


Update: Anthem Data Breach

Anthem, Inc. has created a website ( or for the Spanish-language version) to allow current and previous members impacted by the recent cyber attack on Anthem to enroll in two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft repair services.

Previous UC Anthem members (those enrolled during the last 10 years in the UC-sponsored Anthem Blue Cross PPO, PLUS, Lumenos, Core, the Medicare Core, PPO, and High Option plans, as well as UC Student Health plans administered by Anthem) with questions should visit Anthem’s website for more information. Anthem has also established a dedicated toll-free number for individuals to call if they have questions related to this incident. That number is (877)-263-7995. Phone lines will be open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday to Saturday.

Anthem had previously indicated that they would not be sending information to impacted members via e-mail. We have now received an update from Anthem indicating that members who have provided e-mail addresses to Anthem and have opted in to receive electronic communications may in fact receive an e-mail directing them to visit to sign up for services. This e-mail, sent due to state notification requirements, is scheduled to be distributed the week of Feb. 16. The e-mail will not ask for personal information and will not contain a link to any websites other than Letters to impacted members via USPS are still planned for the coming weeks.

UCOP has also updated the information about this event on UCnet at


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



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)

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)


Yvonne Ybarra

Ergonomic Specialist

(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 Davis Sr. Recruitment Analyst (951) 827-3145


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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