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 Human Resources Specialist

Scott Bucholtz

Scott Bucholtz

479-575-3962
srbuchol@uark.edu

Scott Bucholtz provides administrative support to the Employee Services Team and the RazorTemps temporary staffing program. The job duties include but are not limited to performing data entry, screening applications, scheduling and interviewing candidates, and processing employment documents and payroll records for temporary personnel. This position will also be ordering background checks; responding to unemployment claims; preparing required reports; and monitoring employment-related compliance efforts. This position will serve as the campus E-verify Administrator and will be responsible for processing all Form I9s and other new hire paperwork for the campus.

 Director of Classification and Compensation

Michele Burns

Michele Burns

479-575-4824
tmburns@uark.edu

Michele Burns, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CCP, CBP, GRP, is the Director of Classification and Compensation. Her responsibilities include strategic oversight of classification, position management, compensation processes and serving as liaison with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE). 

 Human Resources Specialist

Valerie Casey

Valerie Casey 

479-575-6103
valeriec@uark.edu

Valerie Casey is responsible for coordinating all talent management training events, assisting in the development and presentation of training as requested by Director, creating and distributing HR communications as directed, managing the employee development program website, presenting new employee orientation and other training workshops as needed, and providing excellent customer service at all times.

 Personnel Manager

Eva Cordero

Eva Cordero 

479-575-5689
ecordero@uark.edu

Eva Cordero is responsible for supervising the activities of support level personnel within an assigned department or program. 

 Benefits Analyst

Amber Duncan

Amber Duncan

479-575-5351
amberd@uark.edu

Amber Duncan is responsible for greeting visitors and guests, answering phones, data entry, scanning and indexing documents, and general clerical duties.   This position will work with the Leave Administrator and assist with the FMLA and Catastrophic Leave process and will manage the annual Catastrophic Leave drive.

 Nonresident Tax Coordinator

Shelly Gahagans

Shelly Johnson Gahagans

 479-575-2158
sgahagan@uark.edu

Shelly Gahagans is responsible for Nonresident taxation withholding and reporting.

 Assistant Director of Classification/Compensation

Patrick Gallagher

Patrick Gallagher, Ed.D.

479-575-6211
pgallagh@uark.edu

Patrick Gallagher, Ed.D. is the Assistant Director of Classification and Compensation for the University of Arkansas main campus. His responsibilities include position review requests, provisional position requests and renewals, new position allocation, position audits and reclassification requests. Additionally, his responsibilities include legislative reporting, annual and biennial personnel services budget requests, labor market research and request.

 HR Accounting Specialist and Assistant Director of Payroll

Bridgette Johnson

Bridgette Johnson

479-575-2245
harrisbl@uark.edu

Bridgette Johnson is responsible for assisting with the compliance, management, administration, accuracy, and timeliness of University payrolls and for performing benefits and leave accounting functions. This position assists in coordinating and providing leadership for the University’s payroll services which include: tax, garnishments, reconciliations, controls, cycle balancing, reporting, time and attendance, etc. This position is responsible for assisting with the implementation and maintenance of a system of internal controls that will ensure that payrolls and assets are adequately safeguarded. The Accounting Specialist will demonstrate in-depth knowledge of payroll laws and regulations and will serve as the assistant director of payroll.

Human Resource Specialist

Shane Lewis

Shane Lewis

479-575-5351
sal005@uark.edu

The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for performing human resources related activities such as recruitment, interviewing, and orientation; monitoring and providing oversight, and correction to processes related to area of assignment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

 Director of Human Resources Administration

Jacque Linebarger

Jacque Linebarger

479-575-6209
jklineba@uark.edu

Jacque Linebarger is over the training and development area of University Human Resources and provides training in supervisor development, staff development, conflict resolution, diversity and inclusion, communication skills, customer service and other training as needed.  This position oversees HR communications to the University, and takes a lead role in records management and retention for University HR.

 Payroll Director

Becky Shoemaker-Lingelbach

Becky Shoemaker Lingelbach

479-575-6204
bshoemak@uark.edu

Becky Shoemaker Lingelbach is responsible for the compliance, management, administration, accuracy, and timeliness of University payrolls. Coordinates and provides leadership for the University's payroll services including: tax, garnishments, reconciliations, controls, cycle balancing, etc. This position is responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that will ensure that payrolls and assets are adequately safeguarded. Provides special calculations to include coordination of benefits, For-The-Period appointments, and Summer pay for 9-month employees.  

HR Partner

Colton Martin

Colton Martin

479-575-4429
ctmartin@uark.edu

Colton Martin serves as a subject matter expert and works closely with assigned areas of the University to resolve current HR issues and anticipate future HR needs with specific emphasis in the areas of recruitment and retention. The HR Partner serves as an initial contact for assistance in posting and filling vacant positions, onboarding new employees, and managing employee performance, collaborating as a team and with other HR units as needed to effectively meet campus needs. This position will also manage the RazorTemps temporary staffing program. 

 

Payroll Services Specialist

   

Chastity

Chastity McCarthy

479-575-6831
mccarthy@uark.edu
The Payroll Services Specialist is responsible for the production and processing of regular and supplemental employee payrolls. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

 Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

Debbie McLoud

Debbie McLoud 

 479-575-2159
dmcloud@uark.edu

Debbie McLoud the Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources has primary responsibility for University functions and responsibilities associated with policies, benefits, compensation, recruitment and retention, payroll including non-resident taxation, employment law compliance, employee relations, staff development and personnel records management. This position will effectively collaborate with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance to ensure affirmative action and equal employment opportunity and Title IX compliance.

 

 Director, Recruitment and Workforce Management

Vacant

Lisa Milam

479-575-6207
lhmilam@uark.edu

Lisa Milam will provide hands-on leadership to manage and develop professional staff in the areas of recruitment and employee relations. This position will develop and implement effective talent acquisition and recruitment efforts and best practices in workforce management to foster diversity, engagement, and excellence for faculty and staff.

 Payroll HR Specialist

Kim Parks

Kim Parks 

479-575-4159
kkparks@uark.edu

Kim Parks serves as the initial contact for new NRA employees. Assists international students with yearly paperwork both for those with treaties and those without. Collects NRA identification and Visa Status paperwork, processes the e-verify after Social Security number is obtained. Notifies employer department of the Employee ID and the authorization to work. Performs various payroll and GLACIER audits to keep Payroll and GLACIER information “clean” and up to date. Monitors the 20-hour rule for F-1 Student employees by running queries from the data warehouse. Notifies Treasurer’s office of amounts to charge to student’s UA Connect account to correctly tax non-qualified scholarships.

 Assistant Director of Technology & Compensation Specialist

Shannon Phillips

Shannon Phillips

479-575-6981
slolive@uark.edu 

Shannon Phillips oversees the Concurrent Employment process at the University and provides support for additional compensation, total rewards, and payroll related duties. Coordinates the concurrent employment process with the extra compensation process. Assists in managing internal alignment of job-value hierarchy as it relates to compensation and serves as a backup for position description management and other related compensation duties.  Serves as the People Admin Administrator for the University of Arkansas Campus. 

 Instructional Designer

Christy Pollock

Christy Pollock

479-575-4432
 ckpoll@uark.edu

Christy Pollock is responsible for developing training materials for all HR related training courses.  Meet with end-user groups to conduct training needs assessments. Develop highly professional, effective training materials for both on-line and facilitator-led training using a variety of engaging training methods. Creates testing material for all training.  Tracks participation and makes recommendations for updates, additions or deletions to training offerings.

Benefits Director

Richard Ray

Richard Ray

479-575-3717
rray@uark.edu

Richard Ray is responsible for directing and planning the day-to-day operations of the University’s group benefits programs.

 Benefits Analyst

Tracee Riggs

Tracee Riggs

479-575-6215
tdriggs@uark.edu

Tracee Riggs will present new employee benefits orientation, work with employees completing benefits enrollment/change paperwork and remit enrollment information to appropriate insurance and retirement vendors. This position will work with employees retiring and assist beneficiaries in filing death claims. 

 Payroll Services Specialist

Vacant

Andi Riggins

479-575-6987
ariggins@uark.edu

Andi Riggins is responsible for the production and processing of regular and supplemental employee payrolls. Processes ACH returns from bank. Is responsible for deductions for Leave Without Pay. 

 HR Partner

Susan Rody

Susan Rody

479-575-8625
rody@uark.edu

Susan Rody serves as a subject matter expert and works closely with assigned areas of the University to resolve current HR issues and anticipate future HR needs with specific emphasis in the areas of recruitment and retention. Susan serves as an initial contact for assistance in posting and filling vacant positions, onboarding new employees, and managing employee performance, collaborating as a team and with other HR units as needed to effectively meet campus needs. This position will also administer the staff performance evaluation process and be responsible for recommending and implementing best practices in performance reviews.

 Payroll Services Coordinator

Jessica Rigers

Jessica Rogers

479-575-4852
jessicam@uark.edu

Jessica Rogers is responsible for overseeing payroll operations in an organization in state government. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. Requires the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Payroll Services Specialist

Carie

Carie Siria

479-575-
jessicam@uark.edu
The Payroll Services Specialist is responsible for the production and processing of regular and supplemental employee payrolls. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

 Leave Administrator

Wa'Nika Smith

 Wa'Nika Smith

479-575-7618
wxs01@uark.edu

Wa'Nika Smith administers leave policies, family medical leave usage, catastrophic leave program coordination, disability claims, maternity planning, and is a leave without pay coordinator/counselor.

 System and Database Administrator

Vacant

Alesia Wells

479-575- 6260
aawells@uark.edu

Alesia Wells is the System and Database Administrator. She is responsible for providing technical support for Human Resources and responds to requests for HR-related data.

 Records Management Analyst

John West

 John West

479-575-5802
johnwest@uark.edu

John West is responsible for ensuring the integrity, accuracy and safekeeping of electronic data and other records by coordinating storage, retrieval, usage, and records retention.

 HR Partner

Tonya Zarlingo

Tonya Zarlingo

479-575-7418
tzarlin@uark.edu
 

Tonya Zarlingo serves as a subject matter expert and works closely with assigned areas of the University to resolve current HR issues and anticipate future HR needs. The HR Partner is responsible for the assigned areas’ needs regarding recruitment and on-boarding and serves as the first point of contact for employee relations, performance management, career services, outside employment and unemployment services, collaborating as a team and with other HR units (class/comp, payroll, benefits) as needed to effectively meet campus needs. This position will also administer the university’s background check policy. 

 

 Benefits Director

Richard Ray

Richard Ray

479-575-3717
rray@uark.edu

Richard Ray is responsible for directing and planning the day-to-day operations of the University’s group benefits programs.

 Benefits Analyst

Amber Duncan

Amber Duncan

479-575-5351
amberd@uark.edu

Amber Duncan is responsible for greeting visitors and guests, answering phones, data entry, scanning and indexing documents, and general clerical duties.   This position will work with the Leave Administrator and assist with the FMLA and Catastrophic Leave process and will manage the annual Catastrophic Leave drive.

 Benefits Analyst

Tracee Riggs

Tracee Riggs

479-575-6215
tdriggs@uark.edu

Tracee Riggs will present new employee benefits orientation, work with employees completing benefits enrollment/change paperwork and remit enrollment information to appropriate insurance and retirement vendors. This position will work with employees retiring and assist beneficiaries in filing death claims. 

 Leave Administrator

Wa'Nika Smith

 Wa'Nika Smith

479-575-7618
wxs01@uark.edu

 Wa'Nika Smith administers leave policies, family medical leave usage, catastrophic leave program coordination, disability claims, maternity planning, and is a leave without pay coordinator/counselor.

 

 Director of Classification and Compensation

Michele Burns

Michele Burns

479-575-4824
tmburns@uark.edu

Michele Burns, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CCP, CBP, GRP, is the Director of Classification and Compensation. Her responsibilities include strategic oversight of classification, position management, compensation processes and serving as liaison with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE). 

 Assistant Director of Class/Comp

Patrick Gallagher

Patrick Gallagher

479-575-6211
pgallagh@uark.edu
 

Patrick Gallagher is the Assistant Director of Classification and Compensation for the University of Arkansas main campus. His responsibilities include position review requests, provisional position requests and renewals, new position allocation, position audits and reclassification requests. Additionally, his responsibilities include legislative reporting, annual and biennial personnel services budget requests, labor market research and request.

 Assistant Director of Technology & Compensation Specialist

Shannon Phillips

Shannon Phillips

479-575-6981
slolive@uark.edu 

Shannon Phillips oversees the Concurrent Employment process at the University and provides support for additional compensation, total rewards, and payroll related duties. Coordinates the concurrent employment process with the extra compensation process. Assists in managing internal alignment of job-value hierarchy as it relates to compensation and serves as a backup for position description management and other related compensation duties.  Serves as the People Admin Administrator for the University of Arkansas Campus. 

 System and Database Administrator

Alesia Wells

Alesia Wells

479-575- 6260
aawells@uark.edu

Alesia Wells is the System and Database Administrator. She is responsible for providing technical support for Human Resources and responds to requests for HR-related data.

 

 Personnel Manager

Eva Cordero

Eva Cordero 

479-575-5689
ecordero@uark.edu

Eva Cordero is responsible for supervising the activities of support level personnel within an assigned department or program. 

 Human Resource Specialist

Shane Lewis

Shane Lewis 

479-575-5351
ecordero@uark.edu

The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for performing human resources related activities such as recruitment, interviewing, and orientation; monitoring and providing oversight, and correction to processes related to area of assignment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

 

 NRA Tax Coordinator

Shelly Gahagans

Shelly Johnson Gahagans

 479-575-2158
sgahagan@uark.edu

 Shelly Gahagan is responsible for Nonresident taxation withholding and reporting.

 HR Accounting Specialist and Assistant Director of Payroll

Bridgette Johnson

Bridgette Johnson

479-575-2245
harrisbl@uark.edu

Bridgette Johnson is responsible for assisting with the compliance, management, administration, accuracy, and timeliness of University payrolls and for performing benefits and leave accounting functions. This position assists in coordinating and providing leadership for the University’s payroll services which include: tax, garnishments, reconciliations, controls, cycle balancing, reporting, time and attendance, etc. This position is responsible for assisting with the implementation and maintenance of a system of internal controls that will ensure that payrolls and assets are adequately safeguarded. The Accounting Specialist will demonstrate in-depth knowledge of payroll laws and regulations and will serve as the assistant director of payroll.

 Payroll Director

Becky Shoemaker-Lingelbach

Becky Shoemaker Lingelbach

479-575-6204
bshoemak@uark.edu

Becky Shoemaker Lingelbach is responsible for the compliance, management, administration, accuracy, and timeliness of University payrolls. Coordinates and provides leadership for the University's payroll services including: tax, garnishments, reconciliations, controls, cycle balancing, etc. This position is responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that will ensure that payrolls and assets are adequately safeguarded. Provides special calculations to include coordination of benefits, For-The-Period appointments, and Summer pay for 9-month employees.  

Payroll Services Specialist

Chastity

Chastity McCarthy

479-575-6831
bshoemak@uark.edu
The Payroll Services Specialist is responsible for the production and processing of regular and supplemental employee payrolls. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
 

 

 Payroll HR Specialist

Kim Parks

Kim Parks 

479-575-4159
kkparks@uark.edu
 

Kim Parks is the initial contact for new NRA employees. Assists international students with yearly paperwork both for those with treaties and those without. Collects NRA identification and Visa Status paperwork, processes the e-verify after Social Security number is obtained. Notifies employer department of the Employee ID and the authorization to work. Performs various payroll and GLACIER audits to keep Payroll and GLACIER information “clean” and up to date. Monitors the 20-hour rule for F-1 Student employees by running queries from the data warehouse. Notifies Treasurer’s office of amounts to charge to student’s UA Connect account to correctly tax non-qualified scholarships.

  Payroll Services Specialist

Vacant

Andi Riggins

479-575-6987
ariggins@uark.edu

Andi Riggins is responsible for the production and processing of regular and supplemental employee payrolls. Processes ACH returns from bank. Is responsible for deductions for Leave Without Pay. 

 Payroll Services Coordinator

Jessica Rigers

Jessica Rogers

479-575-4852
jessicam@uark.edu

Jessica Rogers is responsible for overseeing payroll operations in an organization in state government. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. Requires the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Payroll Services Specialist

Carie

Carie Siria

479-575-
siria@uark.edu
The Payroll Services Specialist is responsible for the production and processing of regular and supplemental employee payrolls. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

 

 Human Resources Specialist

Scott Bucholtz

Scott Bucholtz

479-575-3962
srbuchol@uark.edu

Scott Bucholtz provides administrative support to the Employee Services Team and the RazorTemps temporary staffing program. The job duties include but are not limited to performing data entry, screening applications, scheduling and interviewing candidates, and processing employment documents and payroll records for temporary personnel. This position will also be ordering background checks; responding to unemployment claims; preparing required reports; and monitoring employment-related compliance efforts. This position will serve as the campus E-verify Administrator and will be responsible for processing all Form I9s and other new hire paperwork for the campus.

 HR Partner

Colton Martin

Colton Martin

479-575-4429
ctmartin@uark.edu

Colton Martin serves as a subject matter expert and works closely with assigned areas of the University to resolve current HR issues and anticipate future HR needs with specific emphasis in the areas of recruitment and retention. The HR Partner serves as an initial contact for assistance in posting and filling vacant positions, onboarding new employees, and managing employee performance, collaborating as a team and with other HR units as needed to effectively meet campus needs. This position will also manage the RazorTemps temporary staffing program. 

 Director, Recruitment and Workforce Management

Vacant

Lisa Milam

479-575-6207
lhmilam@uark.edu

Lisa Milam will provide hands-on leadership to manage and develop professional staff in the areas of recruitment and employee relations. This position will develop and implement effective talent acquisition and recruitment efforts and best practices in workforce management to foster diversity, engagement, and excellence for faculty and staff.

 HR Partner

Susan Rody

Susan Rody

479-575-8625
rody@uark.edu

Susan Rody serves as a subject matter expert and works closely with assigned areas of the University to resolve current HR issues and anticipate future HR needs with specific emphasis in the areas of recruitment and retention. Susan serves as an initial contact for assistance in posting and filling vacant positions, onboarding new employees, and managing employee performance, collaborating as a team and with other HR units as needed to effectively meet campus needs. This position will also administer the staff performance evaluation process and be responsible for recommending and implementing best practices in performance reviews.

 HR Partner

Tonya Zarlingo

Tonya Zarlingo

479-575-7418
tzarlin@uark.edu

Tonya Zarlingo serves as a subject matter expert and works closely with assigned areas of the University to resolve current HR issues and anticipate future HR needs. The HR Partner is responsible for the assigned areas’ needs regarding recruitment and on-boarding and serves as the first point of contact for employee relations, performance management, career services, outside employment and unemployment services, collaborating as a team and with other HR units (class/comp, payroll, benefits) as needed to effectively meet campus needs.This position will also administer the university’s background check policy.

 

 Human Resources Specialist

Valerie Casey

Valerie Casey 

479-575-6103
valeriec@uark.edu
 

 Valerie Casey Specialist is responsible for coordinating all talent management training events, assisting in the development and presentation of training as requested by Director, creating and distributing HR communications as directed, managing the employee development program website, presenting new employee orientation and other training workshops as needed, and providing excellent customer service at all times.

 Director of Human Resources Administration

Jacque Linebarger

Jacque Linebarger

479-575-6209
jklineba@uark.edu

 

Jacque Linebarger is over the training and development area of University Human Resources and provides training in supervisor development, staff development, conflict resolution, diversity and inclusion, communication skills, customer service and other training as needed.  This position oversees HR communications to the University, and takes a lead role in records management and retention for University HR.

 Instructional Designer

Christy Pollock

Christy Pollock

479-575-4432
 ckpoll@uark.edu

Christie Pollock is responsible for developing training materials for all HR related training courses.  Meet with end-user groups to conduct training needs assessments. Develop highly professional, effective training materials for both on-line and facilitator-led training using a variety of engaging training methods. Creates testing material for all training.  Tracks participation and makes recommendations for updates, additions or deletions to training offerings.

 Records Management Analyst

John West  

 John West

479-575-5802
johnwest@uark.edu

 John West is responsible for ensuring the integrity, accuracy and safekeeping of electronic data and other records by coordinating storage, retrieval, usage, and records retention.