Contact Human Resources

How to contact Human Resources

Have a question or comment? Contact us! We're here to help you.

Human Resources Organizational Chart

Our Mailing address is:

UNMC Employment Office
985470 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5470

We are located on the corner of 40th St and Dewey Avenue in Omaha, Nebraska

Questions for specific areas of Human Resources can be directed as follows:

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources/Executive Director's  Office:
Aileen Warren 
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
402-559-8992
Email

Joni Michel
Administrative Associate
402-559-5343
Email

Summary of Services

The Executive Director, and his staff provide leadership of campus-wide Human Resources strategies, organization effectiveness activities and oversight of Human Resources operation.

Employee Benefits & Center for Healthy Living/ Child Development Center:
Jayme Nekuda
Division Director, UNMC/HR Employee Benefits & Work Life Programs
402-559-8962
Email

Summary of Services

Employee Benefits:
The Benefits Staff administers insurance and retirement plans for University employees, assisting them in understanding their insurance coverage and investment options.

Benefit Services include: 

  • Health
  • Life
  • Dental
  • Long Term Disability
  • Reimbursement Accounts
  • Employee Pension Plans
  • Cobra
  • Retirement
  • Death Claims
  • Long Term Disability Claims
Jo Watkins
402-559-4340
Email
Amanda Rasco
402-559-7403
Email
Mary Legg-Webber
402-559-5911
Email
Center for Healthy Living:
Center for Healthy Living website

The Center for Healthy Living Staff administers fitness facility membership information, fitness services, intramural leagues and health promotion programs.

Center for Healthy Living Services include:

  • Fitness facility memberships
  • Special events
  • Health promotion programs
  • Fitness assessments
  • Fitness classes
  • Blood drives
  • Personalized fitness programs
  • Massage therapy
  • Healing touch
  • Intramurals (basketball, volleyball, softball, golf)
  • Meditation room
Rick Pruch
402-559-8422
Email
Peter Pellerito
402-559-5253
Email

Child Care Development:

The Child Care Development Staff strives to provide a program that not only meets your child's physical needs, but also encourages emotional and intellectual development through stimulating activities in a loving and accepting atmosphere.

Child Care Development Services include:

  • Age Group: 6weeks through 7 years
  • Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Snack
  • Full Time
  • Hours: 6am-6pm
  • Open Door Policy
Kelly Rasmussen
402-559-8800
Email
Kris Swan
402-559-8800
Email
Employee Relations / Organizational Development/ Diversity:
Linda M. Cunningham
Division Director, Employee Relations, Organizational Development & Diversity
402-559-7394
Email

Summary of Services

Employee Relations is responsible for and provides the following services:

  • Reward and Recognition, including the administration of the Gold U, Silver U and  Vital Thank U Awards as well as the annual Service Awards Dinner.
  • Employee Organizational Development, including Learn@Lunch, Management Series, Foundations for Success, as well as other developmental workshops and seminars.
  • Leaves of Absence, including the administration of Family Medical/Military Leave ("FMLA").
  • Reasonable Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA")
  • University Policy and Procedure Interpretation and Training.
  • Federal and State Employment Law Compliance, including Affirmative Action and EEO.
  • Employee Relation Issues, including conflict resolution/problem solving, harassment/discrimination and performance management.
  • Facilitation of the Employee Grievance Process.
  • Administration of the Employee Satisfaction Survey, Exit Survey and New Employee Orientation.
  • Unemployment and Worker's Compensation. 
Margaret Boyce
Employee Development Specialist
402-559-9090
Email
Debra Motl
EEO Compliance Specialist
402-559-8534
Email
Michelle Coe
Employee Relations Technician
402-559-5827
Email
Nicole Krom
Organization Development Coordinator
402-559-6020
Email
Angela Hayes
Employee Relations Specialist
402-559-4371
Email
 
Faculty/Employee Assistance Program (FEAP):
Summary of Services

The FEAP is a confidential cost-free assessment and short term counseling service designed to assist faculty, employees and their families in addressing personal problems at home and on the job.

Susan Smith
Manager-Counselor
402-559-5323
Email
Marlene Schneider
Counselor
402-559-5175
Email
Staffing / Compensation / Records / HR Information Technology:
For Employee verification please call 402-559-4216 or 402-559-4391

Carmen Sirizzotti
Division Director, UNMC/HR Staffing/Compensation/Records/IT
402-559-2710
Email

Summary of Services

The Staffing/Compensation/Records/IT is responsible for employment related activities to include:

  • Staffing, recruitment, selection
  • Compensation, career counseling
  • Verifying employment
  • Background checks
  • Trustworthy and Reliability verification
  • Associated technologies required for HR functions
Administrative
Tamara Rager
402-559-5489
Email
 
Compensation
(for pay questions contact the Payroll Office 402-559-7460)  
Alice Weyant
402-559-5913
Email
Brett Caskey
402-559-4102
Email
Records  
Tony Huerta
402-559-4391
Email
Jim Wiegel
402-559-4216
Email
Staffing  
Kevin Bradley
402-559-5906
Email
Tina Johnson-Randle
402-559-4101
Email
Evelyn Grixby
402-559-4071
Email
HRIT  
Kris Hammond
402-559-5908
Email
Victor Holly III
402-559-5912
Email

UNMC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer