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

  • 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

  • Investigations
  • Mediations
  • Investigations Assistance
  • Training


Jennifer Miller

Human Resource Consultant 1

Jennifer Miller
(509) 359-6790

  • Employment Immigration
  • Worker's Comp (L&I) Claim File & Notice Management
  • Tort Claim/Lawsuit File & Notice Management
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Information Requests
  • Training Coordination
  • Surveys
  • Faculty Promotion and Tenure Process
  • Emeritus Process
  • Faculty Workload Process
  • PhD Completion Tracking
  • Web Pages Maintenance



  

LABOR RELATIONS STAFF

 

Carol Hawkins Faculty and Staff Labor Relations Manager

Carol Hawkins
(509) 359-7496

  • Demand to Bargain
  • Discipline process
  • Grievances/Arbitrations process
  • Labor Relations Training
  • Union Contract Interpretation
  • Union Contract Negotiation Coordination
  • Union Information Requests
  • Union Representative Liaison

 

Nate Bryant Human Resource Consultant Assistant 1 (50%)

Nate Bryant
(509) 359-2381

  • Grievance File maintenance
  • Grievance receipt and input

 

 

HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES STAFF

Caren Lincoln

Human Resource Services Manager

Caren Lincoln
(509) 359-2384

  • Additional Compensation
  • Audit Approval
  • Background Check Process Oversight
  • BOT Personnel Action Reporting
  • Develop and Propose Processes, Procedures and System Documentation
  • Disability Leave of Absence
  • Exempt Employee Contract Preparation
  • Faculty Renewal and Evaluation Process
  • HR Banner System Oversight
  • Overload Process
  • Payroll Action Form Preparation and Processing Oversight
  • Professional Leave of Absence
  • Research and Analysis
  • Salary Range Analysis and Approval
  • Unemployment Claims
  • HR Associate - President and University Advancement  (See below)

 

 

Lori Livingstone

Human Resource Associate - Academic Affairs

Lori Livingstone
(509) 359-6931

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

 

Kim Davis

Human Resource Associate- President, University Advancement and Business and Finance

Kim Davis
(509) 359-6904

  • 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


  • 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 Assistant 2

Vara Lyn Conrath
(509) 359-4300

  • Administrative Compensation Analysis Input
  • Exit Surveys
  • FMLA
  • HR Systems Input
  • Nepotism
  • Non-student Employment
  • Official Personnel Files
  • Overtime
  • Payroll Action Form Processing
  • Shared Leave
  • Time Sheets
  • Tuition Waiver

Nate Bryant  Human Resource Consultant Assistant 1 (50%)

Nate Bryant
(509) 359-2381

  • Application Input Assistance
  • Background Check Process
  • Check Out Packets
  • HR System Input
  • Employment Paperwork completion
  • Offer Letters/Contract Preparation
  • Performance Evaluation Process
  • Payroll Action Form Processing

 

BENEFIT SERVICES STAFF

 

Jan Bliss Administrator of Benefits

Janis Bliss
(509) 359-6354

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

 



Program Coordinator

Cecilia Sooy
(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

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

 

Kathleen Kees Safety Officer 3

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

  • Chemical Hazard Communication
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Universal and Biowaste
  • Lab Safety
  • Safety Inspections
  • Building Captain Program
  • Building/Lab Inspections
  • Training
  • Emergency Response

 

Chad Trent Safety Officer 1

Chad Trent
(509) 359-6697 or Cell (509) 220-7085

  • Ergonomics
  • Incident Reporting
  • Physicals
  • Respirator Fit Testing
  • Hazardous Waste Materials Support
  • Training
  • Asbestos and Lead Program
  • Fume Hood Testing
  • PE Evaluations

Not Available

Environmental Health and Safety Technologist

Erica Hagerman
(509) 359-6497 or Cell (509) 220-3459

  • Environmental Sanitation
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Hazardous Waste Materials Support
  • Incident Database Maintenance
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • MSDS Library
  • Website Maintenance
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Campus Safety Boards

 

 

 

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