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Alphabetical Staff Listing

Laura Baril

Laura Baril

  • Administrative Aide

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Customer service and administrative support to Employment Services.
Roxanne Barrette

Roxanne Barrette

  • Payroll Associate

Specialties

  • Processes biweekly payroll
  • Off cycle pay checks and reallocations of payroll funds
  • Processes wage garnishments and levies and child support withholding orders
Catherine Burns

Catherine Burns

  • Manager, Staff Employment

Specialties

  • Serves as the department representative for the areas within Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement, and MTRI to collaborate for hiring needs, conflict resolution, performance management, and providing guidance on policies and procedures.
  • Provides PeopleAdmin tracking system support
  • Union Contract Administrator / Chief Negotiator
  • Lean Process Improvement Facilitator
Nancy Bykkonen

Nancy Bykkonen

  • Administrative Aide

Links of Interest

Tom Cogswell

Tom Cogswell

  • Office Assistant
Tammie Fraki

Tammie Fraki

  • Coordinator of Benefits

Links of Interest

M. Gaddis

M. Wayne Gaddis

  • Administrative Aide

Links of Interest

Abbi Halkola

Abbi Halkola

  • Employment Services Representative
Lori Hardyniec

Lori Hardyniec

  • Office Assistant
Renee Hiller, SPHR

Renee Hiller, SPHR

  • Director, Human Resources

Specialties

  • Directs and consults on all Human Resource matters
  • Serves as the departmental representative for President’s Office to collaborate for hiring needs, departmental reorganizations and providing guidance on policies and procedures.
  • Manages and directs the Benefits Liaison Group (BLG)
  • Promotes and implements University Human Resources strategy
  • HR policy development
Patricia Kyllonen

Patricia Kyllonen

  • Director, HR Information Systems

Specialties

  • Implementation of and training for Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAF).
  • Human Resources data access.
  • Employment reporting needs.
  • Generate authorized mass emails.
  • User account assistance for Michigan Tech Jobs applicant portal.
Joel Liimatainen

Joel Liimatainen

  • Data Analyst
Debra Linn

Debra Linn

  • Office Assistant

Specialties

  • Customer service focus of obtaining employee Social Security numbers and providing W-2 copies
  • Form processing for payroll direct deposit and income tax withholding
  • Reallocation of payroll funds and payroll deductions
Tanya Maki

Tanya Maki

  • Office Assistant, Employment Services

Specialties

  • Assists with the faculty review process, faculty hiring and reappointments.
  • Provides PeopleAdmin applicant tracking support.
  • Provides guidance to academic departments pertaining to academic policies and procedures.
Susan McDaniel

Susan McDaniel

  • Office Assistant

Specialties

  • Customer service focus of processing 8233 and 1042S forms and Web Time Entry support
  • Form processing for payroll direct deposit and income tax withholding
Amy Mensch

Amy Mensch

  • Executive Assistant, Human Resources
Madeline Mercado Voelker

Madeline Mercado Voelker

  • Immigration and Visa Services Specialist

Specialties

  • Coordinate immigration services and related employment processes.
  • Oversee and process faculty and staff employment based immigration petitions (H-1B, I-140 (EB-2), I-485 faculty special handling permanent residency and TN visas)
  • Provide hiring departments with information about immigration and employment regulations affecting foreign nations; file relevant immigration petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as appropriate
  • Act as liaison between the University, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of State (DOS), and Department of Labor (DOL) with respect to foreign nationals
  • Liaison to immigration counsel retained for immigration support
  • Fluent in Spanish
Renee Ozanich

Renee Ozanich

  • Manager, Academic Employment

Specialties

  • Facilitates hiring for faculty and postdoctoral employees in academic departments
  • Academic departmental assistance with faculty and postdoctoral re-appointments
  • Assisting academic departments and Provost’s Office on Promotion and Tenure process and all other faculty reviews
  • Guidance with academic policies and procedures
  • Provides PeopleAdmin tracking system support
  • Oversight of immigration services
Heidi Reid

Heidi Reid

  • Employment and Lean Initiatives Specialist

Specialties

  • Manage all training on campus in Banner. Coordinates Human Resources training programs, workshops, and communications.
  • Provides backup support for employment needs such as forms coding, PeopleAdmin tracking system support, conflict resolution, customer service, and other areas.
  • Analyze HR data to ensure accurate employment data.
Timothy Scullion

Timothy Scullion

  • Business Analyst, HR Information Systems
Ginger Sleeman

Ginger Sleeman

  • Manager of Benefits
Lorraine Young

Lorraine Young

  • Payroll Supervisor

Specialties

  • Ensures payroll practices are timely, accurate and compliant with Federal and State laws and the Payroll Services Standard Practice Guide
  • Provides TimeClock Plus system support
  • Processes W-2 forms
  • Lean Facilitator