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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


New - Preparing for Retirement Video

The Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC) has produced a new video to help you to better understand your retirement benefits. The video includes an overview of UC retirement benefits, examples of retirement benefits calculations, and information about what you need to do to retire from UC. Learn more


Occupational Medical Treatment

The Student On-Campus Employment - Undergraduate Occupational Medical Treatment Decision Tree has been created to help determine where an injured undergraduate student/intern should be treated. In the case of a life-threatening emergency, seek medical treatment at the nearest medical facility regardless of status.


Temporary Worker Guidelines

Temporary Worker Guidelines have been established to assist departments with determining the appropriate circumstances for which to utilize temporary workers; identifying and placing temporary workers; and limiting the duration of assignment to no more than six months. If you have questions, please contact Lorena Velasquez, Manager, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources at extension 2-5640 or


2015 Medical Plan Satisfaction Survey

UC will be launching the annual Medical Plan Satisfaction Survey to measure member satisfaction with UC-sponsored medical plans on Monday, May 4, 2015. The survey will be conducted by DSS Research on behalf of UC.

UC Medical plans included in this year’s survey are: 

  • Health Net Blue and Gold
  • Blue Shield Health Savings Plan
  • Kaiser Permanente - North & South
  • UC Care

The survey will be distributed to randomly selected individuals from the pool of faculty, staff, and non-Medicare retirees, as well as their spouses/domestic partners.  Faculty and staff with a work e-mail address on file will receive an email from “University of California Human Resources (” with instructions on how to login to the survey website and complete the survey. Those without work email addresses will receive a survey package in the mail with information on how to take the survey.

We strongly encourage participation from all individuals who are randomly selected to take part in the survey.


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.


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)

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 Davies Sr. Employment Analyst (951)


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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