CALS DDO - Points of Contact - Human Resources

This document outlines the points of contact for the Office of Human Resources within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Updated November 2021

For more detailed information about this series of documents, please return to the CALS DDO - Points of Contact - Overview.

Overview

CALS Human Resources assists and supports departments/centers/units and employees throughout the college in all aspects of employment, workforce relations, compensation and titling, talent management, and payroll/benefit services.

Staff:

Mark Rickenbach, Senior Associate Dean
  • Responsible for management of the CALS faculty, including hiring, promotion, tenure and post-tenure activities. Primary point of contact for departments and UW-Madison administrative units on faculty issues and manages the college's administrative team.
Angela (Angie) Seitler, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
  • Oversees the college's administrative operations of CALS Business Services, CALS Human Resources, CALS IT, and the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Plans, directs, and manages strategic planning initiatives for college finance and administrative functions
  • Develops, recommends, and implements approved policies and procedures, and ensures strategic alignment
  • Responsible of all aspects of college budgeting, financial planning, human resources, data management, information technology, and post-award financial operations, compliance, and audits
  • Responsible for all funds distribution, balances, expenditures, and reporting for the college
Cheryl Bowes, Interim Director for Human Resources
608-890-3173, cheryl.bowes@wisc.edu
  • Oversees the operations of CALS Human Resources
  • Plans, directs, and manages strategic planning initiatives for college human resources functions
  • Develops, recommends, and implements approved policies and procedures, and ensures strategy alignment
  • Serves as CALS liaison to campus Office of Human Resources, Benefits Services, and Legal Services
Todd Schry, Associate Director for Human Resources
608-890-1677, todd.schry@wisc.edu
  • Partners with Mark Rickenbach, Angela Seitler, and Cheryl Bowes in advising college leadership (i.e., dean, senior associate dean, and other members of the senior staff) on all matters relating to faculty personnel
  • Responsible for oversight and coordination of college level workforce related issues, including but not limited to performance, staff misconduct, harassment, hostile and intimidating behaviors
  • Assists Angela Seitler, Cheryl Bowes, and Justin Sills with planning, implementation, and management of strategic initiatives for college human resources functions
  • Partners with Cheryl Bowes and Justin Sills in implementing, operationalizing, and monitoring the use of approved policies and procedures, and ensuring strategy alignment
Justin Sills, Associate Director for Human Resources
608-265-2224, justin.sills@wisc.edu
  • Partners with Cheryl Bowes on day-to-day CALS HR activities, operations, supervision, and serving the HR needs of CALS units
  • Recommends and manages HR related workflows for HR related initiatives, policy/procedure changes and system implementations
  • Assists Angela Seitler, Cheryl Bowes, and Todd Schry with planning, implementation, and management of strategic initiatives for college human resources functions
  • Partners with Cheryl Bowes and Todd Schry in implementing, operationalizing, and monitoring the use of approved policies and procedures, and ensuring strategy alignment
Team members in CALS HR provide support to units and employees throughout the college, covering a wide range of responsibilities. If an individual supports specific units, or holds a specialized function, information is noted below. 
Brandon Baumgard, HR Manager
  • Academic Affairs, Agricultural Research Stations, Business Services, Community and Environmental Sociology, Computing/Biometry, Conference Services, Office of the Dean and Director, CALS Office of Extension and Outreach, External Relations/Communications, CALS Global, Human Resources, CALS IT, Research, SciMedGRS, WI Crop Innovation Center
Carla Boe, HR Generalist
608-890-2202, carla.boe@wisc.edu
  • Agronomy, Bacteriology, Biochemistry, Biological Systems Engineering, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, Life Sciences Communications, Soil Science
Wes Bollinger, HR Generalist
  • Animal and Dairy Sciences
Candice Butler, HR Generalist
  • Entomology, Plant Pathology 
Kristin Carroll, HR Manager
  • Primary Divisional Disability Representative (DDR) for college
  • Lead investigator for workforce related matters
Justin Cave, HR Generalist
608-263-3715, justin.cave@wisc.edu
  • Administrative Computing/CALS IT, Academic Affairs, Agricultural Research Stations, Business Services, Community and Environmental Sociology, Computing/Biometry, Conference Services, Office of the Dean and Director, CALS Office of Extension and Outreach, External Relations/Communications, CALS Global, Human Resources, Research, SciMedGRS, WI Crop Innovation Center
Deb Holland, HR Manager
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics, Center for Dairy Profitability, Center for Dairy Research, Food Science/Dairy Plant, Food Research Institute, Horticulture, Nutritional Sciences, UW Center for Cooperatives
Sarah Horn, Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative support for CALS Finance and Administration staff
Lynn Martinsen, Payroll Manager
  • Payroll, benefit, and funding related HR matters for the college
Zubin Mufti, HR Manager
608-890-3219, zubin.mufti@wisc.edu
  • Agronomy, Bacteriology, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, Entomology, Forest & Wildlife Ecology, Life Science Communications, Plant Pathology, Russell Labs Administrative Service Center
Sonia Parker, HR Generalist
608-890-2574, sonia.beyer@wisc.edu
  • Forest & Wildlife Ecology, Russell Labs Administrative Service Center
Debby Schneider, HR Generalist
608-263-6996, dkschnei@wisc.edu
  • Animal and Dairy Sciences
Fred Schulze, HR Manager
608-263-2788, fred.schulze@wisc.edu
  • Biochemistry, Biological Systems Engineering, Animal and Dairy Sciences, Soil Science
Vanessa Vosen, Project Coordinator
  • Assists CALS Human Resources and Business Services leadership with process improvements, streamlining workflows, achieving efficiencies; special campus and college projects and initiatives, data and system access management; strategic planning; ensuring compliance with campus and UW System procedures and practices
Dawn Wagner, HR Generalist
608-265-3092, dawn.wagner@wisc.edu
  • Adjuncts, affiliates, emeritus, visitors, volunteers, faculty appointments, general business operations, sabbaticals/research service and faculty development grants, research leaves, summer appointments, tuition reimbursement, academic staff professional development grants, supervision of students
Hong Zhang, HR Generalist
608-265-4473, hong.zhang@wisc.edu
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics, Center for Dairy Profitability, Center for Dairy Research, Food Science/Dairy Plant, Food Research Institute, Genetics, Horticulture, Nutritional Sciences, UW Center for Cooperatives

Responsibilities:

 Academic staff appointments Employment verification Maternity leave Research service grants
 Academic Staff Professional Development (ASPD) Grants EPM data warehouse (Enterprise Performance Mgt) Medical matters/records Resignation
 Accident reports Equity and diversity Moving expenses (see Business Services) Retirement
 Accommodations Evaluation periods  Multiple-year appointments Rolling horizon appointments
 Additional pay Extraordinary salary ranges (ESR)  Nepotism Sabbaticals
 Adjunct appointments Faculty appointments  New employee orientation/onboarding Sexual harassment complaints
 Affiliate appointments Faculty development grants  Non-renewals Six leave
 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Faculty related matters/issues  Onboarding/Offboarding Spousal hires
 Annual promotion exercise FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act)  Operational areas Strategic hiring initiatives
 Appeals Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)  Outside offers Student employee initiatives
 Appointments/positions Fixed term finite appointments  Overloads Summer session/Summer service
 Base adjustments Furlough administration  Overtime Supervisor/supervisor changes
 Benefit information/options Graduate student appointments  Pay adjustments Talent management
 Block grants Grievances/complaints  Pay equity Teaching assistants (graduate students)
  High demand  Pay plans Telecommuting arrangements
 Compensation and titling Hiring procedures  Payroll Temporary employees
 Compensation exercises (block grant, high demand, critical comp) Holidays  Performance management Tenure
 Complaints HR data analytics  Permanent residence Terminations
 Continuous service HRS (Human Resources System)  Personnel files, file requests Titling guidelines
 Contract renewals  I-9s  Policies/procedures - HR, payroll, benefits Title and Total Compensation Project (TTC)
 Conversions  Indefinite appointments Post Degree appointments
 Criminal background checks  Intergovernmental personnel agreements Post-tenure reviews Training and development
 Critical compensation  Inter-Institutional employment PVL - Position vacancy listing TREMS (talent, recruitment, and engagement management system)
 Cultural linguistic services  Jobs @ UW Probationary matters Tuition reimbursement
 Deduction prepay process  JEMS (Job and Employee Management System) Project assistants (graduate students)  Unemployment
 Disability accommodation  Job security Promotions University staff appointments
 Discipline  Jury duty Rate and title changes Vacation
 Dismissals  Layoff  Reappointment rights VISA issues
 Distinguished title prefix  Leave of absence  Reclassifications Visiting appointments (paid and $0)
 Diversity recruitment  Leave accounting/reporting  Recruitment, assessment, and selection Volunteers
 Emeritus appointments  Leave policies  Referral priority Wellness initiative
 Emeritus status  Legal matters  Rehired annuitants Workforce relations
 Employee assistance  Limited appointments  Reinstatement eligibility/restoration rights  Workers compensation
Employee relations  L/I (locator institution) appointments Research interns  Workplace ethics
 Employment opportunities Lump sum payments Research leaves  Zero dollar appointments




Keywords:college of agricultural and life sciences, dean's office, deans, admin, agriculture, contacts, units, hr, employees, compensation, payroll, benefits, workforce   Doc ID:96919
Owner:Tara D.Group:CALS Dean's Office
Created:2020-01-07 14:34 CDTUpdated:2022-02-14 11:42 CDT
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