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About Human Resource Services

The Office of Human Resources is responsible for organizing, directing and evaluating programs related to the recruitment, development, retention, and retirement of employees while complying with applicable governmental regulations.

UNI Human Resource Services (HRS) is a department within the Finance & Operations. Complementary departments to HRS are Office of Compliance and Equity Management (OCEM) and Payroll.

Our Mission

Human Resource Services fosters an environment of integrity and collaboration through innovative solutions and communications contributing to the successful recruitment, development, and retention of University employees.

Value Statements

  • Integrity – We advocate and demonstrate truthfulness, equity, ethical behavior, and honor our commitments in a culture of mutual respect.
  • Professionalism – We listen objectively and serve as a positive role model in all aspects of our conduct and performance.
  • Relationships – We actively build and maintain respectful partnerships that support the success of the University.
  • Service – We are committed to meeting the needs of the University community while modeling a high level of stewardship.

Human Resource Services Staff

Department Leader
Michelle ByersAssistant Vice President & Directormichelle.byers@uni.edu319-273-2422
Benefits & HRIS Team
Beth KuehlHRIS & Benefits Administratorbeth.kuehl@uni.edu319-273-3425
 A. Jay BehnkeHRIS Specialistajay.behnke@uni.edu319-273-2572
 Therese CallaghanEmployee Well-being Coordinatortherese.callaghan@uni.edu319-273-4246
 Miranda CornishSecretary III (Benefits Specialist)miranda.cornish@uni.edu319-273-2423
 Tammi DeanClerk IV (HRIS)tammi.dean@uni.edu319-273-7734
 Carissa JohnsonClerk IV (HRIS)carissa.k.johnson@uni319-273-2954
 Jesse LahmannBenefits Coordinatorjesse.lahmann@uni.edu319-273-2824
Employment Team
Lisa FrushEmployment Managerlisa.frush@uni.edu319-273-6060
 Jennifer ColeClerk IV (P&S Employment)jennifer.cole@uni.edu319-273-3424
 Melissa EngdahlP&S Employment Coordinatormelissa.engdahl@uni.edu319-273-6300
 Tresa HabinckClerk IV (Merit Employment)tresa.habinck@uni.edu319-273-2503
 Scott KlahsenFaculty & Merit Employment Coordinatorscott.klahsen@uni.edu319-273-6110
 Katie SiresSecretary II (Reception)katie.sires@uni.edu319-273-2422
Employee Relations Team
Toni BabcockEmployee Relations Managertoni.babcock@uni.edu319-273-2422
 Melissa WardEmployee Leave & Accommodation Coordinatormelissa.ward@uni.edu319-273-6164

Contact Information

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