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Linda Jeffers Linda Jeffers, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources   209.946.2125  
The Assistant Vice President is responsible for leading all human resource efforts across the University. 
  • Strategic planning
  • Compensation
  • Labor relations
  • Institutional or institution-wide initiatives
  • Manages HR department initiatives
Deborah Freeman Deborah Freeman, Director of Affirmative Action & Equal Employment Opportunity  209.946.7362 
Deborah Freeman oversees the University's affirmative action and equal employment opportunity programs.
  • AA & EEO programs
Pa Yang Pa Yang,  AA/EEO Compliance Analyst     209.932.3060  
Pa Yang is responsible for assessment and analysis of AA/EEO processes.
  • AA/EEO data analysis
Dylan Bacon Dylan Bacon, Human Resources Manager     209.946.2742  
Dylan Bacon serves as the primary contact for HR operations including:
  • Oversight of on-boarding processes for faculty, student and temp casual employees.
  • Records management
  • Oversees EPAFs - secondary contact
Patrice Coss, HRIS Analyst   209.946.7451  
Patrice Coss is responsible for the assessment and analysis of processes and data flows including:
  • Data request
  • HRIS and data analysis
  • HR functions for new systems
  • Technical and troubleshooting of HR data processes
  • Data integrity and reporting 
Human Resources Representative: Maria Mayorga Maria Mayorga,  Human Resources Representative   209.932.3253   
Maria Mayorga is responsible for timely and accurate processing of electronic personnel action forms (EPAF) in Banner in compliance with established procedures.   
  • Apply electronic personnel action forms (EPAF) in Banner in compliance with established procedures for staff and faculty.
  • Provides training and guidance to departments on EPAF origination and processing for staff and faculty.
  • Supports the hiring and on-boarding process of new employees for assigned groups in accordance and in compliance of established procedures. 
Guadalupe

 Guadalupe Morales,  Human Resources Representative   209.932.2982   

Guadalupe Morales is responsible for timely and accurate processing of electronic personnel action forms (EPAF) in Banner in compliance with established procedures.

  • Apply electronic personnel action forms (EPAF) in Banner in compliance with established procedures for Students and Temporary Casuals.
  • Provides training and guidance to departments on EPAF origination and processing for Students and Temporary Casuals.
  • Supports the hiring and on-boarding process of new employees for assigned groups in accordance and in compliance of established procedures. 
Vacant,  Human Resources Assistant   209.946.7450  
Assists with the administration of the Department's day-to-day operations; maintains and updates employment records and provides front line customer service.
  • Apply electronic personnel action forms (EPAF) in Banner in compliance with established procedures for Graduate Assistants.
  • Issue and process I-9's and background screenings for the hiring of students, temp/casuals/GA's, third party requests, volunteer and ID card requests
  • Administrative help in HR and will assist questions and/or direct them to the correct staff member who can assist them.   

Benefits:

Stacey Lucchesi Stacey Lucchesi,  Associate Director for Benefits   209.946.2484  
Stacey Lucchesi is responsible for managing the communication, technical, implementation and other operational functions of the daily University-wide benefit programs.
  • Administer health and welfare benefit plans
  • Administer 403 (b) and 457 retirement plans
Mariana Solis,  Benefits Specialist   209.946.7452  
Mariana Solis is responsible for the administration and management of all types of leaves for Stockton, San Francisco and Sacramento campus.
  • Leave of absences (FMLA, DRFA, PDL, PFL, etc.)
  • Disability programs
  • ADA reasonable accommodations
  • Retiree benefit inquires
Iliana Abarca,  Benefits Specialist   209.932.3096   
Iliana Abarca is responsible for customer service and support to the Human Resources Benefit team. She supports roll out of benefit initiatives and open enrollment.
  • Benefits enrollment/changes/general questions
  • Tuition remission/exchange

Employment Services:

Cari Keller

Cari Keller,  Associate Director   209.946.2126  
Cari Keller serves as member of department leadership in delivering effective and efficient human resources support to the Pacific community. She is the primary contact for employee relations issues and performance management.

  • Employee relations / Coaching
  • Labor relations issues
  • Corrective action plans
  • Performance management
  • Oversees recruitment and PeopleAdmin
  • Oversight of Sacramento Campus HR
Tina Robinson, HR Recruiter Tina Robinson,  Human Resources Generalist II    209.946.2620           
Tina Robinson provides resources and support for faculty and staff recruitment, selection and hiring, H1-B Visa Processing and employment related Human Resources issues. She interprets University policy, state and federal laws, and applies good business practices to advise, support and coach employees. 
  • Recruitment strategy development 
  • International hires and H1-B Visa processing
  • Offer letter approvals
  • Unemployment claims
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Employee relations issues intakes
  • Exit interviews
Janet Gonzalez Janet Gonzalez-Anaya, Human Resources Generalist I   209.932.3097  
Janet Gonzalez-Anaya is the PeopleAdmin champion. She handles everything from position descriptions and job postings to hiring proposals and onboarding. She is the first main interaction with new employees.
  • Everything PeopleAdmin
  • New hire's first point of contact ensuring they complete and meet all the pre-screening requirements
  • Position descriptions, job postings and hiring proposals
  • Onboarding and new hire orientations
  • Search committee access / general account access
  • Staff and Temporary casual employee recruitment, hiring and onboarding.

Learning and Development:

Cara Schon

Cara Schon, Development Manager 209.932.3231  
Cara Schon administers the University of the Pacific's staff learning and performance software platform utilizing development, publishing, training assigning, tracking and reporting functionality.

  • Bridge - staff learning management system questions
  • E Learning: Registration, tracking/reporting & custom requests 
  • Online training requests
 

 

Sacramento Team



Raveet Dhillon,  Human Resources Manager        916.739.7028  

Raveet Dhillon serves as the primary contact for HR Operations and Employee Relations including:

  • Oversees Full Employee Life Cycle
  • Employee Relations/Coaching
  • Performance Management
  • Training Opportunities
  • Coordinates Exiting Process and Exit Interviews

Vacant,  Human Resources Representative       916.739.7031     


Responsible for timely and accurate processing of electronic personnel action forms (EPAF) in Banner and Recruitment and Hiring in People Admin.   

  • Student/ Faculty/ Staff Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding -New Hire Orientation
  • New Hires first point of contact ensuring they complete and meet all prerequisites
  • EPAF Origination and Processing

San Francisco Team



Kara Bell, San Francisco Campus Director (SFO HR oversight)            415.929.6454    
Kara Bell manages, oversees and directs business and finance functions for the San Francisco campus and oversees Human Resources for that campus in the areas of:
  • Employee relations
  • Labor relations
  • Benefits
  • Hiring
  • Performance management
  • Staffing recognition
  • Reward programs training
Viviana Castellanos, Human Resources Generalist II   415.929.6511    
Viviana Castellanos performs duties relevant to staffing, recruitment, employee benefits, and other related areas in the Department of Human Resources.
  • Recruitment
  • Benefits
  • Employee Relations 
Junsan ChangHuman Resources Representative   415.929.6468    
Junsan provides information and support relevant to employment, benefits, compensation, and policies and procedures.
  • Supports on-boarding and off-boarding of employees
  • Provision of information related to university policies
  • Tracking and record keeping
Jason Durant, Payroll Specialist   415.929.6469  
Jason Durant performs responsibilities related to payroll processing, WTE, application of University policies and Federal and State regulations.
  • Payroll Processing
  • WTE
  • Payroll Audits and Reports

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