Who We Are - What We Do

Human Resource Services is comprised of the following services: Payroll, Benefits, Employee & Labor Relations, Compensation, Recruitment, Payroll Accounting and Wellness. Every HRS staff member is dedicated to ensuring that all employees are well informed about the resources and benefits available to them as employees of the University of Montana.

Associate Vice President, Administration & Finance/HRS- Terri Phillips: 406-243-5703
Oversight and operational responsibility for all aspects of HRS; consults with administration, managers and employees on complex HRS issues; develops HRS policies and procedures; manages institutional initiatives related to Human Resource Services.

Associate Director - Sara Drake: 406-243-5705
Labor Relations; employee relations; operational supervision of the Recruitment and Compensation teams.

Assistant to Terri Phillips, Associate V.P. - Recruitment, Wellness, Foreign National Immigration Liaison, Employment Verifications - Ann Guiditta: 406-243-2665. Manages HRS website, communicates important HRS information to campus, coordinates Wellness activities, assists Associate VP and Associate Director, answers general inquiries and problem solves as needed. Faculty/Staff immigration liaison/support for H1B and permanent residency cases, Public Service Loan Forgiveness and employment verification certifications.  HRS website content management.

Finance Manager & Foreign National Student Employment - Andrea Scheuering: 406-243-5199
Counsels departments and affiliated campuses to ensure compliance processes and procedures. Ensures overall financial data integrity and compliance with outside agency rules and regulations and reporting requirements. Provides departments with information on correct procedures for employing all non–resident aliens, J1 & F1 visa.

Human Resource Associates (HRA)
Marin Hall (Lead):  406-243-6761
Lia Wilson: 406-243-2570
Rhonda Aubert: 406-243-6437
Erin Darling: 406-243-6762

The HR Associates support over 140 campus departments ensuring that the right data and procedures are completed for accurate paychecks. They answer questions related to personnel actions for hiring, employment status changes, terminations, funding changes, benefits and retirement eligibility, payroll processes and procedures, and provide general HRS information.

Front Desk -  HRS Assistants: 406-243-6766. Serves as the front line for all things HRS.  Provides general information about benefits, payroll, labor relations, fee waivers, recruitment, hiring forms, and student services to administrators, faculty, staff and students.

Benefits - Rita Garland, Benefits Specialist: 406-243-4238
Advises employees and managers on questions related to MUS employee benefits plans; Retirement benefits; FMLA and general leave of absences.

Student Payroll - Marin Hall: 406-243-6761
Provides guidance to departments on the employment of student employees including work-study, non-work study and graduate students; answers all student employee questions in regard to their wage payments.

Recruitment - Marcie Briggs, Recruitment Manager: 406-243-5706 & Tony Layton, Recruitment Specialist: 406-243-5707
Consults and advises with departments on the recruitment and hiring process for faculty, contract professionals, classified staff, and temporary employees. Works with applicants, current employees, and outside employment agencies to attract and retain qualified candidates for positions with the University of Montana.

Compensation - Shawn Blair, Compensation Manager: 406-243-4595
Provides consultation services for all departments regarding temporary, staff, and professional positions. Provides oversight of the Staff Performance Review process and ensures proper application of the MUS Staff Compensation Plan.

Payroll Manager - Sheila Wright: 406-243-2526
Provides oversight and consulting on the right processes, procedures and information needed to insure that all employees are classified and paid accurately.

Payroll Accounts Payable -Jasmine Blumenstein: 406-243-5613
Provides information to employees regarding deductions—garnishments, wage assignments, union dues, health insurance premiums, retirement, child support.

Payroll Accounting Associate - Bob Risko:  406-243-2865
Provides accounting services for campus departments; and processes extra compensation.

HRS Business Operations Analyst - Steve Hoffmann:  406-243-6457 
Provides specialized reports to depts., affiliates, OCHE, unions and government agencies.

Payroll Specialist - Pam Anderson: 406-243-6451
Processes payroll; direct deposits; faculty/staff and dependent tuition waivers.