University of California, Riverside

Human Resources


Welcome: Building Careers, Achieving Excellence

HR Monthly Digest

Updated - Supplement to Military Pay Policy

On July 1, 2018, the University of California, Office of the President updated the Supplement to Military Pay policy. The revision includes additions/update of existing policy language including definitions, compensation, duration, procedures and clarification of existing benefits language.

You can view the updated policy as follows: Supplement to Military Pay policy, UC Policies and UCR Local Procedures webpage, or the UC Presidential Policies webpage.

Supreme Court Ruling – Janus case

On June, 27, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional for unions that represent government employees to collect what are known as “agency fees” from nonmembers. As a result of the Supreme Court ruling, UC will no longer deduct agency fees from the paychecks of union nonmembers.

For more information on the ruling and the impact to UC union non-members, please read the communication from Peter Chester, Executive Director, UC Systemwide Labor Relations as well as the attached FAQs. A Spanish version of the letter and FAQs are also provided.

If you have any questions regarding this message, please contact the Office of Employee and Labor Relations at 2-3641.

Janus Decision Communication | Janus Decision Communication - Spanish

Janus Decision FAQs | Janus Decision FAQs - Spanish

New Consensual Intimate (Sexual or Romantic) Relationships in the Workplace Policy

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the University of California, Riverside released the new Consensual Intimate (Sexual or Romantic) Relationships in the Workplace policy (650-74) to the campus. The campus-wide policy addresses romantic relationships and/or sexual interactions that, although consensual, may create actual and perceived conflicts of interests, and create the possibility for exploitation or favoritism.

UC Riverside is committed to maintaining a workplace free from conflicts of interest, favoritism and exploitation, and the policy provides a formal process for evaluation, assessment and prevention of real or apparent conflicts of interest arising from consensual relationships.

A copy of the policy is available on the HR Policies Governing Workplace Conduct webpage and the UCR Policies and Procedures webpage

Breastfeeding Coalition AwardUCR Receives the 2018 Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Award

The California Breastfeeding Coalition recognizes employers for their support of lactating employees.

The criteria ensures compliance with existing California and Federal laws and includes: creating breastfeeding policies, ensuring employees are aware of their policies, and talking with expectant mothers about accommodating their breastfeeding needs when they return to work.

Nicole Vargas, Wellness Program Specialist, accepted the award on May 24, 2018, in a ceremony held in Sacramento. 

For additional information about the UCR Lactation Accommodation program, please visit the Lactation Accommodation program website. For more information about the award, please visit the California Breastfeeding Coalition website.

Take the Stairs‘Take the Stairs’ Campaign to Promote Physical Activity

The Take the Stairs campaign is part of the systemwide Healthy Campus Network (HCN) which aims to make the healthy choice the easy choice through the creation of social conditions that nurture healthy and productive behaviors, healthy work and academic environments, and culture change. One aspect of the UC HCN is launching a stairwell campaign with the goal of supporting a more physically active culture through transforming the environment to better support activity throughout our campuses. To start with, the Surge and Olmstead buildings on campus will serve as the pilot for this campaign. To learn more, read the Inside UCR article.

UCPath HR TeamUC President Napolitano Celebrated the Launch of FOM|UCPath at UC Riverside

UC President Janet Napolitano joined UC Riverside on March 29 in celebrating its successful launch of UCPath, a campus pilot that in time will become a one-stop, systemwide solution for payroll, academic personnel, timekeeping and human resources. The six-week production “cutover” process began during the Thanksgiving 2017 holiday period and concluded with UCPath access becoming available for all UCR employees on January 2, 2018. For more information, please view the Inside UCR article.

Procedures for Employment Related Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Compliant and Resolution

The University of California, Office of the President revised the Presidential Policy on Discrimination, Harassment and Affirmative Action in the Workplace. As a result, the UCR local procedure was revised to align with the systemwide policy. A copy of the local procedure is available on the HR Policies Governing Workplace Conduct webpage

Revisions to Policy G-41: Employee Non-Cash Awards and Other Gifts and Policy G-13: Moving and Relocation

To further align with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (P.L. 115-97) that was signed into law on December 22, 2017, the UC Policy Office issued revisions to Policy BFB G-41: Employee Non-Cash Awards and Policy BFB G-13: Moving and Relocation.

For more information about the policy revisions, send your questions to

Rescission of Two Financial Accounting Policies

The University of California, Office of the President rescinded Financial Accounting Policies BFB-BUS-34 Securing the Services of Independent Consultants, and BFB-BUS-77 Independent Contractor Guidelines. All the relevant and applicable procurement languages from these two policies have been incorporated into the recently revised BFB-BUS-43 Purchases of Goods and Services, Supply Chain Management.

IRS rules regarding the classification of an employee versus an independent contractor formerly contained in BUS-77 is retained, revised, and included as Exhibits in the newly adopted Independent Contractor Guidelines that address federal tax compliance only.

New California Law AB 168 Prohibits Salary History Inquiries

On October 12, 2017, Governor Brown signed into law AB-168 a state-wide ban on employer inquiries into an applicant's salary history. The legislation, which became effective on January 1, 2018, is intended to address inequity in pay practices based on gender and other protected class designations such as race, age and disability. The regulations include the following:

  • Prohibit an employer from relying on salary history information of an applicant for employment as a factor in determining whether to offer employment to an applicant or what salary to offer an applicant.
  • Prohibit an employer orally or in writing, personally or through an agent, from seeking salary history information, including compensation and benefits, about an applicant for employment.
  • An employer must provide the pay scale for a position to an applicant applying for employment upon reasonable request.
How does this new law affect UC?
  • At UCR, questions regarding prior salary have been removed from the employment history section of the employment application in iRecruit. 
  • Salary history will also be suppressed on applications completed prior to December 29, 2017 however, if that historical data is needed for audit purposes, it will be retrievable by Information Technology Solutions (ITS). 
  • Please modify any pre-screening or interview documents you are currently using which contain any questions regarding an applicant’s salary history (including benefits and other compensation) by removing the question(s) or change to inquire about the applicant’s desired salary: “What are your salary expectations for this position?”.

While AB 168 does not apply to applicants whose pay history may be publicly available under federal or state law through, for example California’s Public Records Act or the federal Freedom of Information Act, employers are prohibited from relying solely on prior salary information to justify any disparity in compensation.

How should pay be determined in the absence of prior salary information?

Determining where an applicant should fall within the salary range should be based on their education and experience beyond the minimum qualifications for the role as well as the candidate’s skills, knowledge and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  These can be obtained by utilizing behavioral interview questions to ensure that candidates possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully carry out the responsibilities of the position.

For assistance in developing behavioral interview questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition Representative in Central Human Resources.  Once a candidate has been selected for hire, offers can be formulated utilizing the guidance contained in UCR Local Procedure for PPSM 30 and the associated Compensation Calculator.  For additional guidance, you may also reach out to your assigned Total Compensation consultant in Central Human Resources.     

If you have questions, please contact Quincy Kinsey, Director of Talent Acquisition at (951) 827-3127 or by email at

Assembly Bill 168 - UC Updates - February 2018

In support of the University's decision to comply with Assembly Bill 168 (AB 168) as it pertains to staff hiring, Systemwide HR published guidance and information about the law as well as an implementation toolkit on the Systemwide HR webpage. The updates apply to SMG, MSP, PSS, Union and Non-Union staff. For a list of resources or additional information, visit the Systemwide HR webpage.

The University of California adjusted policies and practices to fully implement the changes. For more information on AB-168 click here.

Updated PPSM-21: Selection and Appointment Policy

The Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM)-21: Selection and Appointment policy has been updated to bring the university into compliance with California Assembly Bill 1008.

The updated policy includes additional language regarding the notice of the preliminary decision provided to a candidate if the conviction history disqualifies the candidate from employment. The policy is available on the HR Personnel Policies and Local Procedures website page for you to use as a source of information. If you have questions regarding PPSM-21, please send an email to

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

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


Equal Employment & Affirmative Action

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

Alexia Whitaker Equal Employment & Affirmative Action Compliance Specialist (951)
Brandon Thomas Equal Employment & Affirmative Action Compliance Specialist

Olga Snopok Equal Employment & Affirmative Action Data Analyst



John-Stephen Henderson Director of Compensation and Benefits (951)
Tina Rodriguez Benefits Lead (951)
Ranada Palmer Health Care Facilitator (951)
Kimberly Grossmann Administrative Assistant Confidential (951)

Total Compensation

John-Stephen Henderson Director of Compensation and Benefits (951)
Scott Biggerstaff Compensation Analyst (951)

Deborah Page Compensation Analyst (951) 827-3128

Jennifer Poliakon Compensation Analyst (951)

Kimberly Grossmann Administrative Assistant Confidential (951)

Disability Management

Demetrius Patrick Disability Management Coordinator (951)

Employee & Labor Relations

Alex Najera

Director of Employee & Labor Relations

Paul Wood

Employee & Labor Relations Representative

Kristin Branson Employee & Labor Relations Representative (951)
Lisa Dye Employee & Labor Relations Representative (951)
Karen Logue Employee & labor Relations Representative (951)
Michael Duenas Employee & labor Relations Representative (951)
Mariela Bridges 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


Director of Employee & Organizational Development (951)

Seana Nunez-Grider

Trainer (951)

Michelle Elrod

Principal Learning & Development Consultant (951)

Marilyn Parker

LMS Administrator (951)

Yvonne Yanes

Administrative Assistant Confidential (951)

Talent Acquisition & Diversity Outreach

Quincy Kinsey Director of Talent Acquisition & Diversity Outreach (951)
Vacant Employment Representative    
Emma Geach 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)
Lora Lopez Organizational Change Liaison

Shannon Minter Principal HR Business Analyst

Kathleen Cool UCPath Principal Trainer

Nohemy Perez UCPath Principal HR Business Analyst

Lorena Velasquez UCPath SME

Shannon Henderson Administrative Assistant

(951) 827-3563

Return to Work

Veronica Luna Return to Work Coordinator



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


Ed Marchall Occupational Wellness Specialist (951)

Workplace Health & Wellness

Demetrius Patrick Workplace Health & Wellness Manager (951)
Julie Chobdee Benefits Analyst - Wellness (951)
Clyde Blackwelder Ergonomist (951)
Nicole Collins Wellness Program Specialist (951)
Ed Marchall Occupational Wellness Specialist

Veronica Luna Return to Work Coordinator (951)
Kathy Mosley Administrative Assistant Confidential (951)



Employee Self Service
At Your Service
Employee Profile System
Title & Pay Plan
Image link
Image link

More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

UCR LibrariesCampus Status
Career OpportunitiesDiversity
Visit UCRMaps and Directions

Department Information

Human Resources
1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Tel: (951) 827-5588
Fax: (951) 827-2672