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Human Resources

HR Staff

HR consists of Employment Services and Compensation; Organizational Relations, Learning & Development; and HR Operations. 


The Talent Acquisition and Compensation team offers consulting services to employees, supervisors, and managers who have questions or need assistance with the following:

  • Compensation policy interpretation and application
  • Salary analysis for Officer and Exempt Professional positions
  • Creation, reallocation or recruitment for Classified positions
  • Faculty selection and compensation
  • Requests for exemption, recruitment or waiver for Exempt Professional positions
  • In-range and discretionary pay requests
  • Additional remuneration
  • One-time payment requests
  • Review and consultation for personal services contracts (Scope of Work)
  • Separation leave payouts
  • Consultation on Classified retention rights and layoff processes
  • Review of requests for compression and equity increases
  • HRMS use and security access
  • Approval of appointments in the HRMS system for Denver campus
  • Overtime eligibility determination (Fair Labor Standards Act)

Florie Montoya
Director of Talent Acquisition and Compensation

Recruitment, selection, job evaluation and compensation consultation for Faculty, University Staff, and Classified positions. Volunteers and HCM and Taleo system upgrade.

Jason Leach
HR Communications Specialist

Carlos Miron
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Sheri Kalina Jungman
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Elby Potter

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Spencer LaFasto
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Ann Shimamoto
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Lindsie Haggerty
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Marci Grant
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Sean McBride
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Loan La
Principal Human Resources Consultant
Compensation policy interpretation and application, additional remuneration for faculty, security access for HRMS, and separation leave payouts.

Laurie Barnes
Principal Compensation Consultant
Compensation analysis and consulting services. Additional pay requests for classified and university staff positions. Provides back-up and assistance as needed in the following areas:  additional pay approvals for faculty, leave payouts, HCM appointment set-up and compensation.  

The Employee Performance and Development team offers consulting services, advice, support and referrals to employees, supervisors, and managers who have questions or want assistance with the following:

  • Policy and rule interpretation and application
  • Performance management
  • Education and development
  • Management and Organizational Consulting
  • Exempt Professional search processes
  • Communication efforts
  • Employee recognition
  • Managing leave including Family Medical Leave
  • Workplace violence, harassment and other forms of discrimination investigations
  • Classified staff grievances
  • Progressive discipline including corrective actions and disciplinary actions for classified staff
  • At-will terminations
  • Unemployment hearings
  • Employment rights including equal employment opportunity and affirmative action

Supervisors should contact an Employee Performance and Development consultant prior to beginning the progressive discipline process, responding to a classified staff grievance or when considering termination of an at-will employee.

  • Doug Kasyon
    Director of Employee Performance and Development

    Review and approval of all at-will terminations (Exempt Professional and Faculty including PRAs)

  • Richard Benson
    Sr. Human Resources Consultant
    Employee Recognition

  • Melissa Flippin
    Human Resources Consultant
    Unemployment hearings, FML and all leave-related matters

The HR Operations unit is responsible for personnel files, handling records legal requests, partnering with PBS on compliance, employment verifications, personnel file maintenance, I-9 compliance and record maintenance, background checks, exempt professional file maintenance, data entry for applicant equal employment opportunity data, maintenance of state classified, exempt professional and faculty job postings, records auditing, and updating and maintaining the Human Resources web site.

  • Kaylene McCrum
    Director of HR Operations

    HR operations, faculty phased retirements, award and recognition program review and approvals, and hiring working retiree staff

         Personnel Matters Reports:
         Research Faculty (PRA) postings:

         I-9 and Background Audits

         Domestic and International I-9s:

  • Bobby Pinter

Human Resources Assistant


Hiring processes for faculty:

9 month temporary postings and hires:


         Background checks:

           2nd Level Budget Approval Request:

  • Ziad Rashdan

Human Resources Assistant


         New Employee Orientation, other trainings: