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

 

Monique Guillen

Human Resource Consultant 1

Monique Guillen
(509) 359-6790

  • 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

Andreas Ubdy

Labor Relations Manager

Andreas W. Udby
(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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 1

Vara Lyn Conrath
(509) 359-4300

  • 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

  • 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

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

 

Kathleen Kees Safety Officer 3

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

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

 

Not Available Safety Officer 1

Erica Hagerman
(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


  • 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

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

 

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