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 Office, Campus Communications for HR, Professional Development, Merit Program, Grievances, SPG and Contract Interpretation. 
Tonja Petrella
HR Generalist Senior
Phone: 810-424-5417
E-mail: tpetrell@umflint.edu 
Web site: /hr/
Responsibilities:
Recruitment Assistance, Reclassifications, Salary Reviews, Classifications, Job Description Assistance, Search Committee Assistance, Harassment Intake, Grievances, HR Processing Approver, Minors on Campus Program, Employee and Department Relations, HR Consulting. Designated areas include: SEHS, SHPS, VC Division of Student Affairs, VC Business & Finance, ITS. 
Helen Phinisee
HR Generalist Senior
Phone: 810-237-6593
Web site: /hr/
Responsibilities:
Affirmative Action Policy, Recruitment Assistance, Reclassifications, Salary Reviews, Classifications, Job Description Assistance, Search Committee Assistance, Harassment Intake, Grievances, , HR Processing Approver, Employee and Department Relations, HR Consulting. Designated areas include: Sr. Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies, CAS, Chancellor, Provost, SOM.
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 and Coordination of Retirement Receptions, 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:
Employment Process Coordinator for Regular Faculty and Staff, GSRA/GSI, and Temporary/Work-study eRecruit Postings. Temporary/Work-study Processing, Temp/Student Time keeping Questions, UMID Distribution, People Pay Processing, M-Pathways Access Request, General HR Questions, Employment Verifications, Minors on Campus Processing, Punch Time Coordination, Website Coordinator, Reports for HR office & Campus Departments, Notary Public. Designated areas include: SEHS, SHPS, VC Division of Student Affairs, VC Business & Finance, ITS. 
Dee Dee Hurley
HR Assistant Senior
Phone: 810-237-6595
Web site: /hr/
Responsibilities:
Regular Faculty, Staff, & GSRA/GSI Appointment Processing and Consultation, Correction Requests, M-Pathways Access Request and Unit Liaison, Problem Resolution for Appointments, Reports for HR Office and Campus Departments, LEO Professional Development Fund Process, Merit Program Process, General HR Questions, Notary Public.
Tonja R. Lucas
HR Assistant Senior
Tonja R. Lucas
Phone: 810-237-6527
Web site: /hr/
Responsibilities:  
Employment Process Coordinator for Regular Faculty and Staff, GSRA/GSI, and Temporary/Work-study eRecruit Postings, Temporary/Work-study Processing, Temp/Student Time keeping Questions, UMID Distribution, Frontline Customer Service, M-Pathways Access Request, General HR Questions, Employment Verifications, Website Coordinator, Name Tag Requests, COI/COC & Performance Eval Intake, Coordination and Logistics for Professional Development, I-9 Processing, Notary Public. Designated areas include: Sr. Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies, CAS, Chancellor, Provost, SOM.