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Human Resource Services

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 Vision

All employees will be positively engaged in achieving their greatest potential while contributing to the success of the university.

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 Byers Assistant Vice President & Director 319-273-2422
Benefits & HRIS Team
Beth Kuehl Assistant Director HRIS & Benefits 319-273-3425
  Miranda Cornish Secretary III (Benefits Specialist) 319-273-2423
  Tammi Dean Clerk IV (HRIS) 319-273-7734
  Connie Gergen Clerk IV (HRIS) 319-273-2572
  Carissa Johnson Benefits & HRIS Coordinator carissa.k.johnson@uni 319-273-4246
  Jesse Lahmann Senior Benefits Analyst 319-273-2824
Employment Team
Lisa Frush Assistant Director Employment 319-273-6060
  Jennifer Cole Clerk IV (P&S Employment) 319-273-3424
  Jordan Cornwell Recruitment Specialist 319-273-3536
  Melissa Engdahl P&S Employment Coordinator 319-273-6300
  Scott Klahsen Faculty & Merit Employment Coordinator 319-273-6110
  Bridget Watts Human Resources Generalist 319-273-2422
Employee Support Team
  Jesse Heath Employee Relations Coordinator 319-273-6219
  Melissa Ward Employee Leave & Accommodations Coordinator 319-273-6164

Contact Information

Employment and/or Income Verification

The University of Northern Iowa uses The Work Number® to provide automated employment and income verifications.

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