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Human Capital Services Directory

Our team is here to help you with all of your human capital needs.  Please explore the page below to find out what we can do for you!

HCS Organizational Chart (pdf)

Administration

Jay Stephens 

Jay Stephens, MPA
Vice President for Human Capital Services
532-1900

  • Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Certified

Shanna Legleiter

Shanna Legleiter
Associate Vice President for Human Capital Services
532-0185

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified
  • Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Certified
  • Korn Ferry Voices® 360: Feedback & Interpretation Certified
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certified Practitioner
  • Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator

LinkedIn

Diana McElwain

Diana McElwain, MPA
Executive Assistant to VP
532-1874

  • CAPM, Certified Associate in Project Management
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified

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Shauna Samuel
Office Specialist
532-1862

Benefits

The Benefits unit administers K-State benefits such as Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS), Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) retirement plan, voluntary retirement and savings options, State Employee Health Plan, voluntary insurances, leave programs and more. The team provides education to employees regarding these benefits and ensures state and federal laws are adhered to. This team also designs and delivers the Live Your Best #PurpleIsProgress wellness programming to meet the holistic well-being of K-State employees. Email us at benefits@ksu.edu for questions.

 Areas of ExpertiseServing Departments
Amdanda McDiffett 

Amanda McDiffett, PHR, SHRM-CP
Director
532-1870

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified

LinkedIn

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
"Live Your Best" Wellness Program
Phased Retirements
Limited Health Care Bridge
Emeritus requests

 

 All
Stacy Divine

Stacy Divine
Human Capital Specialist
532-1873

Accident Reporting
KPERS Retirement
Workers' Compensation
University Support Staff Retirement Consultations

 

All 
 Dustin Spear

Dustin Spear
Human Capital Specialist
532-1871

Retirement – Board of Regents
Retirement – Voluntary Savings
Tax Sheltered Annuities
Shared Leave
Long Term Disability
Faculty/Unclassified Retirement Consultations
All
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R.J. Steelsmith
Human Capital Specialist
532-1872

Flexible Spending Accounts
Health Insurance
Health Insurance - GTA/GRA
Health Savings Account
Life Insurance-Optional KPERS
Life Insurance-Optional TEA
All 

Employee Relations & Engagement

Employee Relations & Engagement provides consulting services on employee relations matters including policies and procedures, leadership development, mediation, dispute and conflict resolution, developmental and performance coaching, team or individual engagements, and interventions. Employee Relations & Engagement also support managers and supervisors in creating action plans to address performance and behavioral issues. In addition, the unit is involved with addressing and engaging in discussion for accommodations as it relates to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 Areas of ExpertiseServing Departments

Charlotte Self

Charlotte Self
Director
532-1868

  • Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Certified

LinkedIn

Faculty Employee
Conflict/Dispute resolution
Grievances, Mediate/Facilitate 
Faculty Handbook Questions
Administrative Leave Approval and Guidance
ADA Coordinator

President
Provost 
Deans
Administrators
Faculty


Paul Volino 

Paul Volino
Senior Employee Relations & Engagement Specialist
532-6229

 

Unclassified Employee
Conflict/Dispute Resolution
Grievance Assistance
Training requests

  • Difficult conversations
  • Performance reviews
  • Conflict management

Performance Management Consultation

All Unclassified Staff

LaVerne Williamson 

LaVerne Williamson
Employee Relations & Engagement Specialist
532-1878

University Support Staff
Employee Conflict/Dispute Resolution 
USS Appeal Process
USS Peer Review Hearing
Performance Management Consultation

All University Support Staff

Resource Center and Operations

Resource Center and Operations is the payroll and transaction hub for the university. This unit provides services for all aspects of payroll, personnel transactions, records management, compliance, and operational support for HRIS, forms, and ImageNow. The Resource Center team can assist employees with information regarding academic year summer reserve, additional pay, College Work Study Program, direct deposit, duplicate/replacement W-2's, ad-hoc reports, forms, moving expense reimbursement, non-resident alien employment, leave accruals, payroll funding, paycheck data, and verification of employment.

 Areas of ExpertiseServing Departments

David Brown 

David Brown
Director
532-1448

 HRIS Processes

  • Conflict of Interest
  • Payroll Funding
  • Time and Leave
  • Queries (Ad Hoc Reports)

Oversees nonresident alien employment, taxation and compliance, records management, personnel transactions, and payroll processing

 All

 Lauren Dewell

Lauren Dewell
Human Capital Specialist
532-1888

 

Transactions
Duplicate/Replacement W-2’s and 1042’s
Transaction Processing for Hourly and Graduate Students
Call Center

Resource Center department listing for Departmental Liaisons

Frieda Beat

Frieda Beat
Human Capital Specialist
532-1884

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified

LinkedIn

HRIS Functional Analyst
Non-Resident Alien Employment
Tax Treaties for Non-Resident Aliens
 All

Becky Beckley

Becky Beckley
Human Capital Specialist
532-1893

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified

LinkedIn

Transaction Processing for All Employees
Summer School Appointment Processing
Statement of Substantial Interests
United Way Deductions
Resource Center department listing for Departmental Liaisons

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George Blau
Payroll Specialist
532-6274

Club Dues
Moving Reimbursements
Local Agency Bank Deposits
Faculty Awards
Interagency Processing
Gift Card Awards

Assists with:
On-Cycle/Off-Cycle Processing
Direct Deposits
Transfers
Additional Pays
Garnishments
Adjustments

Training for Local Agency Processing, Retirement Processing, Supplemental Pay

 All

Anna Carroll

Anna Carroll
Payroll Specialist 
532-1898

LinkedIn

Agency Deductions
Direct Deposits
Exempt W-4 Renewals
Garnishments
K-4's & W-4's
Paycheck Adjustments
Payroll Transfers of Payments
Supplemental Paycheck Processing

 All

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Kristi Fronce
Human Capital Specialist
532-1889

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified

LinkedIn

Supervises Transaction Processing
Time & Leave Reporting
USS Longevity Bonus
USS & Unclassified Pay Increases
Resource Center department listing for Departmental Liaisons

Richard Augustin

Richard Augustin
Payroll Manager
532-1447

LinkedIn

Manages Payroll Operations
Resolves Payroll Issues
Payroll System Testing
Process Improvements
Documentation of Payroll Procedures
Ad-hoc Query Reporting
Configuration of HRIS Tables
Liaison with State of Kansas

 

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Jeff Hauser
IT Support Specialist
532-1895

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified

Data Requests
ImageNow Administration

 All

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Dennis Jones
Accountant 
532-1882

Faculty Awards
Lost and Returned Paychecks
Pay Cards
Paycheck Adjustments
Payroll Transfers of Payments
Supplemental Paycheck Processing
Summer Reserve
 All

 Mary Beth Rhoads

Mary Beth Rhoads
Human Capital Specialist
532-1891

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified

LinkedIn

Transaction Processing for All Employees
Time & Leave Reporting
Sabbatical, Phased Retirements, and Adjunct Processing
Unclassified and USS Forms Training
Resource Center department listing for Departmental Liaisons

Greta Bauer

Greta Bauer
Human Capital Specialist
532-1881

 

Transaction Processing for Hourly and Graduate Students
Unemployment
Hourly and Graduate Student Forms Training
Resource Center department listing for Departmental Liaisons

 Photo not available

Candy Walsh
Human Capital Specialist
532-1896

LinkedIn

NRA Employment
Student Verification
Tax Treaties for NRA 
Verification of Employment

All 

Dedra Woydziak

Dedra Schweir 
Payroll Specialist
532-1890

Additional Pays
Payroll Funding & Reporting
Payroll Processing
Direct Deposits
Payroll Transfers of Payments
Supplemental Paychecks
 

Labor Relations and Special Projects

Labor Relations and Special Projects is responsible for negotiations with unions representing service and maintenance employees and university police. The unit offers guidance to all employees in the interpretation of memorandums of agreement and grievance resolution over interpretations of the memorandums. Labor Relations is also responsible for the university Threat Management Team, risk assessment team, and is highly involved with the Critical Incident Response Teams (CIRT) involving both students and employees. This unit also handles special projects based upon the needs of the Division of Human Capital Services, which includes policy and procedure updates and special assignments with committees and/or individuals on specific university matters.

 Areas of ExpertiseServing Departments

Gary Leitnaker

Gary Leitnaker
Director
532-1875

LinkedIn

Labor Relations
Conflict Management
Threat Management
Risk Assessment
Union Grievances
Memorandum of Agreement Interpretation
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Learning and Development

The Learning and Development unit supports K-State employees in a variety of ways. Learning and Development hosts a range of training offerings each year including Introduction to Supervision, Supervising Students on the Job, and Effective Stress Management. In addition, the office coordinates professional development across the university including programming such as Directors' Roundtables and new leadership transition meetings. Learning and Development staff can assist employees with information regarding Fred Pryor Training Rewards accounts, which offer professional development to State employees at an affordable cost. Email us at learning-develop-hr@k-state.edu or visit our offerings online.

 Areas of ExpertiseServing Departments

Shanna Legleiter

Shanna Legleiter
Associate Vice President of Human Capital Services
532-0185

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified
  • Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Certified
  • Korn Ferry Voices® 360: Feedback & Interpretation Certified
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certified Practitioner
  • Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator

LinkedIn

New Leadership Transition Meetings
Directors’ Roundtable Sessions
New Faculty and Unclassified Staff Orientation
Learning and Development Training Initiatives
 All

Megan Hoelting 

Megan Eakin
Learning and Development Consultant
532-1920

  • Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Certified

Training Communication and Registration
FredPryor

All

Compensation and Organizational Effectiveness

 Areas of ExpertiseServing Departments

Jenny Locanthi Dowell

Jenny Dowell, SHRM-SCP, SPHR 
Compensation and Organizational Effectiveness Manager 

532-1908

  • Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Certified
Advancement of Total RewardsAll

Trenton Modean

Trenton Modean, MBA
Compensation Analyst
532-6255

  • Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Certified

LinkedIn

USS Position Reviews
FLSA Determinations
Professional Staff Position Reviews
All

Jaime Parker

Jaime Parker
Compensation Analyst
532-1866

LinkedIn

USS Position Reviews
FLSA Determinations
Professional Staff Position Reviews
All 

Mylene Larson

Mylene Larson
Human Capital Specialist
532-1866

Annual Position Reviews
FTE Movement
Position Descriptions
 

Talent Acquisition

 Areas of ExpertiseServing Departments

Lindsey Fouquette

Lindsey Fouquette
Executive Recruitment Manager
532-1457

  • Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Certified
  • Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter
  • Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certified
  • Certified Staffing Professional

LinkedIn

Executive Recruitment
Social Media
Recruiting Lifecycle

  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering
  • Human Capital Services
  • International Programs
  • Presidents Office
  • Provost Office
  • Research

Kaitlin McGuire

Kaitlin McGuire
Strategic Partner
532-6256

LinkedIn

Social Media 
Career Fairs 
Recruiting Lifecycle

  • Administration and Finance
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Division of Communications and Marketing
  • Division of Student Life
  • Information Technology Services

Connie Pfaff-Eickhoff

Connie Pfaff-Eickhoff
Senior Recruiter and
Applicant Tracking System Administrator
532-1730

  • Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Certified
  • PageUp Super User Certified

LinkedIn

ATS Administrator
Recruiting Lifecycle

  • Athletics
  • K-State Library
  • Veterinary Medicine

 

Kellie Wilson

Kellie Wilson
Sr. Strategic Partner
532-1603

  • Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Certified
  • Korn Ferry Interview Architect™ Certified
  • Qualified administrator and interpreter of Intercultural Development Inventory

LinkedIn

Background Check Liaison
Recruiting Lifecycle
  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Education
  • K-State Olathe
  • Global Campus
  • Graduate School
  • Polytechnic College

Putting a face to a name

April: Shanna Legleiter

May: Amanda McDiffett

June: Gary Leitnaker

Sept: Charlotte Self