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Staff Education and Development is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 Building Core Supervisory Competencies Program!

The program is specifically designed for employees with one to two years of supervisory experience who want to develop a broad range of skills that can enhance their performance in carrying out supervisory duties. The program focuses on critical competencies such as communications, human resources management, risk management, and a comprehensive offering of electives which provide instruction in other management areas. For more program details, including program cost and application, please visit our Certificate Programs page.

UC Simplifies Retiree Health Benefits Rules

To simplify administration and respond to employee concerns, UC is changing the eligibility rules for retiree health benefits. Policy-covered employees eligible for UCRP on June 30, 2013, will be subject to the eligibility rules that were in place as of that date. This means that those employees who previously had been moved to the new 2013 eligibility rules because they were not vested in UCRP on June 30, 2013 or because their age plus years of UCRP service was less than 50 at that time will no longer be subject to the eligibility rules that went into effect on July 1, 2013.

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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. 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. Please contact him at or 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.

News Archive

Name Title Telephone E-Mail

Jadie Lee

Associate Vice Chancellor (951)

Felecia Wilson

Executive Specialist (951)


Veronica Luna Health Care Facilitator (951)

Compensation & Classification

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

Jennifer Poliakon Total Compensation Analyst (951)

Disability Management

Marsha Marion Disability Management Coordinator (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)

Policy, Programs & Projects

Heidie Rhodes Policy, Programs & Projects Manager (951)
Marilyn Parker Communications Specialist (951)

Staff Employment & Development

Lorena Velasquez Staff Employment  Manager (951)
Seana Nunez-Grider Sr. Staff Development Analyst (951)
Emma Geach Sr. Employment Analyst (951)
Kai Buckner Sr. Employment Analyst (951)
Stephanie Davis Sr. Recruitment Analyst (951) 827-3145
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

Workplace Health & Wellness Manager

Julie Chobdee Wellness Program Coordinator (951)
Nini Furst Workers' Compensation Analyst (951)
Leanna Bowles Wellness Program Specialist (951) 827-1440
Kathy Mosley Workplace Health & Wellness Assistant (951) 827-2336



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