About Us

Mission Statement

As collaborative and strategic partners, we deliver innovative and leading human resources services designed to advance the mission of our University and Community. 

The Human Resources team supports the growth and success of our faculty, staff and students within a culture that embraces and promotes diversity and inclusiveness.

We believe that excellence throughout is best achieved by commitment from within.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to be a world class human resources team fostering a culture where People Thrive, People Prevail and Performance Excels.

HR Staff

Beth Manning
Director
Phone: 810-766-6644
Web site: /hr/

Responsibilities:

Overall Direction for Department, Consultation, Policy Administration and Compliance. Provides supervision and planning of the HR Service Team, Campus Communication for HR, Presentations for HR & Benefits Training on Campus, Merit Program, Grievances, Policy Administration, Unemployment Hearings, Pay Delivery Administration, HR Consulting, Employee and Department Relations, Notary Public.

Helen Phinisee
HR Generalist Senior
Phone: 810-237-6593
Web site: /hr/

Responsibilities:

Affirmative Action Policy, Reclassifications, Salary Reviews, Classification, Search Committee Assistance, Harassment Intake, Assist with Grievances, Training programs for Affirmative Action policies and recruitment, Employee and Department Relations, HR Consulting.

Tonja Petrella
HR Generalist Senior
Tonja Petrella
Phone: 810-424-5417
Web site: /hr/

Responsibilities:

Affirmative Action Policy, Reclassifications, Salary Reviews, Classification, Search Committee Assistance, Harassment Intake, Assist with Grievances, Training programs for Affirmative Action policies and recruitment, Employee and Department Relations, HR Consulting.

Karen Arthur
Benefits Representative
Phone: 810-766-6658
Web site: /hr/

Responsibilities:

Benefits Counseling and Problem Resolution, New Employee Orientations (Faculty and Staff), Presentations for Benefit Activities, Sick Time Leave and Pay Administration, Retirement and Survivor Counseling, Service Awards, Tuition Advance and Reimbursement, Dependent Child Tuition Scholarship, General HR Questions, Notary Public.

Tawana Branch
HR Assistant Senior
Phone: 810-766-6772
Web site: /hr/

Responsibilities:

Temporary/Workstudy Processing, Appointment Verifications, and Timesheet Problem Resolution. UMID Distribution, PeoplePay Processing, M-Pathway Access Request (M 1 Forms), General HR Questions, Notary Public.

Dee Dee Hurley
HR Assistant Senior
Phone: 810-237-6595
Web site: /hr/

Responsibilities:

Regular Appointment Paperwork, Regular Appointment Verifications, Correction Requests, M1 Forms, Problem Resolution for Appointments, Reports for HR Office and Campus Departments, General HR Questions, Notary Public.

Tonja R. Lucas
HR Assistant Intermediate
Tonja R. Lucas
Phone: 810-237-6527
Web site: /hr/

Responsibilities:  

Employment Process Coordinator for Regular Faculty and Staff eRecruit Postings, Frontline Customer Service, Employment Verifications, Coordination and Logistics for Professional Development, General HR Questions, Name Tag Requests, and Notary Public.

Roz Jaffer
Institutional Equity/Diversity Consultant
Roz Jaffer
Phone: 810-237-6517

Responsibilities:

Serves as the University of Michigan-Flint Title IX and ADA Coordinator.  Primary responsibilities include resolving student, faculty, and staff complaints regarding alleged discrimination, violations of harassment-free workplace and student policies, and delivering university-wide educational programming.