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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
532-1900

  • Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Certified

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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Vacant
Office Specialist

532-1862

LinkedIn

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
 Amanda 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

 

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Stacy Divine

Stacy Divine
Human Capital Specialist
532-1873

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

 

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 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
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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
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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 supports 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

Grievance and Conflict Management
Grievances, Mediate/Facilitate Dispute Resolutions, Consultation
ADA Coordinator

President
Provost 
Deans
Administrators


 William (Bill) Johnson

Bill Johnson
Associate Director
532-6229

Faculty, Unclassified and University Support Staff Employee Conflict
Dispute Resolution Issues
Grievance Assistance
Faculty Handbook Questions
Manage Exit Interview
College of Architecture, Planning and Design
College of Business Administration 
Engineering
Hale Library
Human Ecology
K-State Olathe
K-State Salina
President's Office 
Provost Office
VP Research
VP Student Life

Gina Lowe

Gina Lowe
Human Capital Specialist
532-1878

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified

LinkedIn

Unclassified and University Support Staff Employee Conflict
Dispute Resolution Issues
Grievance Assistance
USS Appeal Process
USS Peer Review Hearing

Administration and Finance
College of Agriculture
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Education
College of Veterinary Medicine
Global Campus
Graduate School
Recreational Services 
VP for Communications and Marketing

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

Alma Deutsch

Alma Deutsch
Director
532-1448

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified

LinkedIn

 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

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Greta Bauer
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
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Becky Beckley

Becky Beckley
Human Capital Specialist
532-1893

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

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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

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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

Moving Expenses
Club Dues
Interagency Processing
Payroll Audits
Payroll Related Issues

 

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Jeff Hauser
IT Support Specialist
532-1895

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified

Data Requests
ImageNow Administration

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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

 Pat Schwandt

Pat Schwandt
Human Capital Specialist
532-1881

LinkedIn

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

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Candy Walsh
Human Capital Specialist
532-1896

LinkedIn

NRA Employment
Student Verification
Tax Treaties for NRA 
Verification of Employment

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Dedra Woydziak

Dedra Woydziak
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 LearnSmart and Fred Pryor Training Rewards accounts, both of 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
Director
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
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Megan Hoelting 

Megan Hoelting
Learning and Development Consultant
532-1920

Training Communication and Registration
FredPryor

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Talent Solutions

Talent Solutions will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of innovative and strategic talent management programs for the Division of Human Capital Services.  The Talent Solutions team consists of Talent Acquisition and Compensation and Organizational Effectiveness, to provide solution driven services that are effective and efficient.  The team will employ best practices focused on the development of programs and enhancement of services that attract, recruit, engage, and retain top talent.  A focus will be on identifying and attracting top talent, ensure successful onboarding, total rewards, and career management programs. 

 Areas of ExpertiseServing Departments

 Roberta Maldonado-Franzen

Roberta Maldonado-Franzen, PHR, SHRM-CP
Director
532-4391

  • Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Certified
  • Korn Ferry Interview Architect™ Certified
  • Korn Ferry Emotional and Social Competency Inventory™ Certified
  • Certified Diversity and Inclusion Recruiter
LinkedIn

Talent Management Program: 
Talent Acquisition
Onboarding
Career Paths
Workforce Planning
Succession Planning

  • Athletics
  • Research
Talent Solutions - 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
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Jaime Parker

Jaime Parker
Compensation Analyst
532-1836

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 Solutions - 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
  • Human Capital Services
  • Presidents Office
  • Provost Office

Rebecca Laessis

Rebecca Laessig
Strategic Partner
532-1676

  • Certified Diversity and Inclusion Recruiter
  • Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certified
  • Qualtrics Silver Certified

Linkedin

Data Analytics Liaison
Recruiting Lifecycle
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Engineering
  • Information Technology Services
  • Polytechnic College
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Kaitlin McGuire

Kaitlin McGuire
Strategic Partner
532-6256

LinkedIn

Social Media Liaison
Military Affairs Liaison
Recruiting Lifecycle

  • Administration and Finance
  • Division of Communications and Marketing
  • Division of Student Life
  • Information Technology Services

Connie Pfaff-Eickhoff

Connie Pfaff-Eickhoff
Sr. Strategic Partner
532-1730

  • Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Certified

LinkedIn

ATS Administrator
Recruiting Lifecycle

  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Human Ecology
  • International Programs
  • K-State Library

 

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 Education
  • K-State Olathe
  • Global Campus
  • Graduate School