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Human Resources, Rights and Risk
314 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
email: HR@ewu.edu
phone: 509.359.2381
fax: 509.359.2874

Contact Directory by Position

  • HUMAN RESOURCES, RIGHTS AND RISK STAFF
    Primary Contact Directory

Division of Human Resources, Rights and Risk Organizational Chart 

Functional Organizational Chart

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR

Jolynn Rogers

Director-Human Resources, Rights and Risk
Jolynn Rogers
(509) 359-2383

jrogers@ewu.edu

 Chief HR Officer

  • Advisor to Management and Executive Staff
  • Interpretation of state and federal employment and safety laws, union contracts and university policies
  • Development of and recommendations for university wide Division programs and policies
  • Risk Assessment of university employment, grievance, arbitration, and safety actions, and investigations
    to include investigative reports and files
  • Audit employment and safety programs and practices for compliance with University policies, state and
    federal laws and union contracts
  • Strategic leadership and management of Division staff, functions and budgets
  • Employment Complaints
  • HR Data Custodian
  • Tort/Lawsuit/Workers' Compensation Claims Management
  • Chair Risk Assessment Committee
  • University Liaison with the OFM Risk Management Division
  • Whistleblower Contact
  • Ethics Advisor

 

 

Julie Griffis

Investigator/Mediator
Julie Griffis
(509) 359-6612

jgriffis@ewu.edu

  • Investigations
  • Mediations
  • Investigations Assistance
  • Training

 

Monique Guillen

Human Resource Consultant 1
Monique Guillen
(509) 359-6790

mguillen2@ewu.edu

  • Workers' Comp (L&I) Claim File & Notice Management
  • Tort Claim/Lawsuit File & Notice Management
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Information Requests
  • Training Coordination
  • Surveys
  • Web Pages Maintenance

 

 

                                                           LABOR RELATIONS STAFF

                                                         

Labor Relations Manager
Vacant
(509) 359-7496

 

  • Demand to Bargain
  • Discipline process and File Maintenance
  • Grievances/Arbitrations process
  • Labor Relations Training
  • Union Contract Interpretation
  • Union Contract Negotiation Coordination
  • Union Information Requests
  • Union Representative Liaison
  • Grievance File Maintenance
  • Grievance Receipt and Input

 

 

                                                        HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES STAFF

Caren Lincoln

Human Resource Services Manager
Caren Lincoln
(509) 359-2384

clincoln@ewu.edu

  • Employment Immigration
  • Additional Compensation
  • Audit Approval
  • Background Check Process Oversight
  • BOT Personnel Action Reporting
  • Develop and Propose Processes, Procedures and System Documentation
  • Disability Leave of Absence Oversight
  • Exempt Employee Contract Preparation
  • Faculty Renewal and Evaluation Process Oversight
  • HR Banner System Oversight
  • Overload Process
  • Payroll Action Form Preparation and Processing Oversight
  • Professional Leave of Absence Oversight
  • Research and Analysis
  • Salary Range Analysis and Approval

 

Lori Livingstone

Human Resource Associate - Academic Affairs
Lori Livingstone
(509) 359-6931

llivingstone@ewu.edu

  • Classification
  • Compensation
  • Employee Relations
  • Leave Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Performance Management
  • Recruitment
  • Reduction-in-force Notices and Options Process
  • Faculty Promotion & Tenture Process
  • Emeritus Process
  • Faculty Workload Process
  • Training

 

Kim Davis

Human Resource Associate- President, University Advancement and Business and Finance
Kim Davis
(509) 359-6904

kdavis2@ewu.edu

  • Classification
  • Compensation
  • Employee Relations
  • Leave Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Performance Management
  • Recruitment
  • Reduction-in-force Notices and Options Process
  • Training

 

Saundra Godin

Human Resource Associate- Student Affairs, Information Technology,
Graduate Education, Research and Planning, Extended Campus,
Global Initiatives, and Undergraduate Affairs
Saundra Godin
(509) 359-4681

sgodin@ewu.edu

  • Classification
  • Compensation
  • Employee Relations
  • Leave Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Performance Management
  • Recruitment
  • Reduction-in-force Notices and Options Process
  • Training

 

Vara Lyn Conrath

Human Resource Consultant 1
Vara Lyn Conrath
(509) 359-4300

vconrath@ewu.edu

  • Exit Surveys
  • FMLA
  • HR System Input & Verification Oversight
  • Nepotism
  • Non-student Employment
  • Official Personnel Files
  • Overtime
  • Payroll Action Form Processing
  • Shared Leave
  • Time Sheet Process Oversight
  • Tuition Waiver Approval
  • Unemployment Claims
  • Leave of Absence
  • Faculty Sick Leave
  • HR System Security
  • I9 Management
  • Report Generator

 

Nate Bryant

Human Resource Consultant Assistant 1
Jennifer Morton
(509) 359-2381

jmorton15@ewu.edu

  • HR Systems Input
  • New Employee Processing
  • Timesheets
  • Official Personnel Files
  • Background Checks
  • Application Assistance

 

 

                                                                BENEFIT SERVICES STAFF

Jan Bliss

Administrator of Benefits
Janis Bliss
(509) 359-6354

jbliss@ewu.edu

  • Benefit Orientation
  • COBRA
  • Combined Fund Drive
  • Deferred Compensation         
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Long Term Disability
  • Medical/ Dental Insurance
  • ACA Compliance
  • Retirement
  • Training
  • VEBA

 



Program Coordinator
Vacant
(509) 359-2488

  • Benefit Claims Issues
  • COBRA Questions
  • Eligibility of Part-time Hourly and Part-time Faculty
  • Flexible Spending Account Questions
  • Insurance and Retirement Input
  • Long Term Disability Questions
  • Medical/Dental Insurance Questions

 

                                                                       ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY STAFF

Chad Johnson

Manager-Environmental Health and Safety
Chad Johnson
(509) 359-6455 or Cell (509) 290-3510

djohnson@ewu.edu

  • Air Quality
  • Compliance Reporting
  • Radiation Safety
  • Radiation Safety Committee
  • Safety Compliance Audits
  • University Safety Committe
  • Permitting
  • Emergency Response
  • Training

 

Kathleen Kees

Safety Officer 3
Kathleen Kees
(509) 359-2788 or Cell (509) 220-7049

kkees@ewu.edu

  • Chemical Hazard Communication
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Universal and Bio-waste
  • Training
  • Emergency Response

 

Safety Officer 1
Vacant
(509) 359-6497 or Cell (509) 220-3459

  • Ergonomics
  • Lab Safety
  • Safety Inspections
  • Building/Lab Inspections
  • Incident Reporting/Investigations
  • Hazardous Waste Materials Support
  • Training
  • Asbestos and Lead Program
  • Fume Hood Testing

 

Gerald Page

Safety Officer 1
Gerald Page
(509) 359-6697 or Cell (509) 220-7085

gpage1@ewu.edu
  • Ergonomics
  • Environmental Sanitation
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Incident Database Maintenance
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Respirator Fit Testing
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Campus Safety Boards
  • Physicals/Medical Monitoring
  • Safety Inspections

 

Mary Sims

Office Assistant 2
Mary Sims
(509) 359-6496

msims8@ewu.edu

  • Office Support
  • Training Database Maintenance
  • Incident Database Maintenance
  • MSDS Library
  • Website Maintenance
  • Employee Databases
  • Scheduling

 

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