HR: What We Do

For STAFF HR and All Payroll assistance, email

For Academic HR Issues, email

Keshmi Rajan - HR Analyst

Responsible for:

  • All Academic and Staff Human Resource Services:
    • Manage department personnel files
    • Employee benefits liaison 
    • Interpretation of UC system-wide personnel policies and collective bargaining agreements
    • Injury reporting
    • Leaves including Family Medical Leave (FMLA)
    • Layoff Issues
    • DMV Employee Pull Notice program liaison
  • Staff Human Resource Services:
    • Classification and reclassifications
    • Compensation (salary, equity, stipends)
    • Employee and labor relations
    • Performance management and evaluation
    • Probation period monitoring/inquiries
    • Recruitment and employment

Academic and Executive Assistance

Maria Tuccori - Academic Personnel Specialist

Sabrina Oranchak - Academic Personnel Specialist

Responsible for:

  • Process academic merit/promotion/recruitment/appointments for Professors, CE Specialists, Project Scientists, Professional Researchers, Specialists (including Jr. Specialists), Lecturers and Adjunct Faculty.
  • Chair's calendar coordination
  • Assistance with faculty leaves and sabbaticals
  • Coordinate reporting for the Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) projects to include new and revised projects, annual progress, termination reports including TARC’s.
  • Visa processing for academic hires and visiting scholars
  • Volunteers / Temporary Affiliates / Visitors

Stephanie Bennett Payroll Specialist

Responsible for:

  • Bi-weekly and monthly payroll processing
  • TRS/Online Timesheet management (assigning supervisors) (
  • Payroll Corrections / Inquiries
  • Undergraduate student recruitment