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 Team 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 FOR OPERATIONS & FINANCE - HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES
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.

COMMUNICATIONS, RECRUITMENT, WELLNESS
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 and Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

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.

WORKERS COMPENSATION
Michele Wheeler, Manager: 406-243-2842
Provides guidance and assistance related to workers compensation reporting, claims management and return to work procedures for affected employees and their supervisors.

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

HUMAN RESOURCES ASSOCIATES FOR PAYROLL
Marin Hall (Lead):  406-243-6761
Lia Wilson: 406-243-2570
Rhonda Aubert: 406-243-6437
Madeline Schultz: 406-243-6762
Stephanie Dahl:  406-243-6722

Our HRS Payroll 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.

STUDENT PAYROLL
406-243-6985
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.

EMPLOYEE WELCOME CENTER MANAGER
Bonnie Tucker406-243-6760
Greets visitors, UM staff and students and serves as the HR Generalist.  Provides information and resources regarding benefits, payroll, labor relations, fee waivers, recruitment, hiring forms, employment verifications and student services to administrators, faculty, staff and students.

RECRUITMENT TEAM:
Marcie Briggs, Recruitment Manager: 406-243-5706
Iheanyi Amadi, Recruitment Specialist: 406-243-5708
Jordon Wallin, 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.

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.

PAYROLL ACCOUNTS PAYABLEJasmine Blumenstein: 406-243-5613
Provides information to employees regarding deductions—garnishments, wage assignments, union dues, health insurance premiums, retirement, child support.

PAYROLL ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATE - Kate Gonzales:  406-243-2865
Provides accounting services for campus departments; and processes extra compensation.

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.