Human Resources

Human ResourcesThe Human Resources Focus Area is supported by Human Resource Services (HRS) and schools. The table below identifies the RTF focus area status of each recommendation or decision followed by a membership roster including the primary and deputy focus area leader. The following initiatives have been approved by senior leadership to move forward as part of the COVID-19 Recovery process.

Human Resources Video Update

UMB Approved Initiatives

COVID-19 Telework Policy update

In Progress

DescriptionDate ApprovedExpected Completion
  • The COVID-19 Telework Policy should be updated to require all teleworking employees to sign a COVID-19 Telework Agreement.
  • Supervisors and employees should be required to set out expectations and agreed-upon flexibilities (e.g., alternative work hours).
  • Employees should be required to comply with terms of COVID-19 Telework Agreement, which may require them to work from their regular, legal domicile.
6/15/2020  

Employees Approved and Directed to Return to Campus

In Progress

DescriptionDate ApprovedExpected Completion
  • Implement a new employee designation to note which employees are approved to return to campus and which are not:
    • A. Working on Campus
    • B. Not Working on Campus – occasional on-campus work may be approved
  • As specific work groups (department, lab, clinical area) are approved for return to campus work through the recovery framework approval process, the manager/leader of the academic or operational unit will notify specific UMB employees who will need to return to UMB campus by identifying them as “working on-campus.”
  • Employees who have been directed to return to campus through this process are no longer subject to the mandatory telework provisions of this policy, but may also be required to split time between on-campus and telework activities.
6/15/2020  

Essential Employee Designations

In Progress

 

Description DateApprovedExpected Completion
  • Revision of employee categorization for emergencies to identify those empowered to work on campus as job duties require, those who are to telework off-campus, or those not on campus/unable to work and to be on administrative leave.
6/15/2020  

Focus Area Roster

Primary Focus Area Leader

Matthew Lasecki, SPHR
Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resource Services
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Deputy Focus Area Leader

Bill Cooper, MBA
Senior Associate Dean, Administration & Finance
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Jessica Bird, MEd
Senior Director, Human Resources, Dean's Office
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Tanisha Burt
Human Resources Manager
Central Administration Support Services

Erica Chaffin, MBA
Director, Human Resources
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Candace Chow, MBA
Assistant Controller, Payroll
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Jamaica Cosby
Director, Employee & Labor Relations
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Amy L. Daniels, PhD, RN, CHSE
Assistant Professor
Director, Debra L. Spunt Clinical Simulation Lab
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Juliet Dickerson, MS
Director, Staffing, HRIS & HR Service Center
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Mark A. Emmel, MAS
Director, Organization & Employee Development
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Christina Fenwick
Dean’s Office
University of Maryland School of Social Work

Janice Flair, MS
Administrative Manager, Human Resource Services
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Jodi Jacobson Frey, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP
Associate Professor, Social Work
Chair, EAP Sub-specialization
Chair, Financial Social Work Initiative
Co-Editor in Chief, Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health
Co-Founder, International Employee Assistance Digital Archive
Co-Chair, Workplace Suicide Prevention & Postvention Committee, American Association of Suicidology
University of Maryland School of Social Work

 

Kathy Gesswein
Human Resources Director
University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Brian Godette
Ombudsperson
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Jessica Grabowsski, MS
Human Resources Manager, Academic Affairs
University of Maryland Graduate School

Patricia Hoffmann 
Director, Benefits, Compensation, Wellness/WorkLife
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Karen Jarrell
Director of Human Resources
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Kimber M. Lee, MBA
Director of Human Resources
University of Maryland School of Social Work

Andrea Morgan, DDS
Director of Student Advocacy & Cultural Affairs
University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Ava L. Norris
Senior Dean’s Office Administrative Manager
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Michele Ondra, MS, MBA
Director, Administration & Operations
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

John A. Yurich
Director, Central Administration Support Services
University of Maryland, Baltimore

 

Legal Advisors 

Allison Levin, JD
Staff Attorney
Office of University Counsel
University of Maryland, Baltimore 

Alana Kyriakakis, JD
University Counsel
Office of University Counsel
University of Maryland, Baltimore