Skidmore College

Ask HR: Top 5 FAQ's

  1. I forgot my username or password for the careers website, how do I reset it?
  2. Where can I find the employee handbook?
  3. Where can I find a list of benefits Skidmore offers?
  4. Where can I find the forms I need to sign up for benefits?
  5. When is the next PQ meeting?
Human Resources

Human Resources Staff


Janet Wood
Benefits Coordinator
(518) 580-5803

Benefits Administration and Changes; Workers' Compensation; Disability


Clarissa Sawyer
Employment Coordinator
(518) 580-5802

Faculty, Staff & Union Employment Administration; Job listing/website; PeopleAdmin processing and tracking; Job Applicant Assistance; Job Advertisements; Advertising Analysis; Background Checks; Calendar for Assistant Director for Employment

Leslie Miakisz
HRIS & Payroll Coordinator
(518) 580-5806

HR Database & Records Administration (including New Hire paperwork); Unemployment; Summer Employment Administration; Employment Verification; Employee Directory


Terri Mariani
Training Coordinator
(518) 580-5804

Professional Development Administration; Employee Recognition Event, Networking Events, Lending Library; Get Well Basket and Baby Baskets (employees); Memorial Gift Donations (employees/retirees); A Thoroughbred Thanks Appreciation Cards (employees)


Gretchen Steffan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Assistant Director for Employee Relations, Training & Development
(518) 580-5817

Employee Relations; Performance Management; Organizational Effectiveness; Training and Professional Development; New Employee Orientation


Brian Russell
Assistant Director for Labor Relations
(518) 580-5819

Administration of Collective Bargaining Agreements for six unions, including administering policies and procedures. Labor/Management meetings and grievances.

Saytra Green
Assistant Director for Employment, Compliance, and Workforce Diversity
(518) 580-8418

Employment, Recruitment and Hiring; Workforce Diversity; EEO; Complaint Procedures and Investigations; Unlawful Harassment Training

Laura Goodwin
Assistant Director for Benefits Administration, Compliance, and Wellness
(518) 580-5808

Benefits Management; FMLA and Paid Family Leave (PFL); Employee Wellness; Retirement/Retiree Counsel
 Deb Clark

Deborah Clark
HRIS-Finance Programmer/Analyst
(518) 580-5833

Supports Oracle and other systems for HR and Financial Services

 Nancy Bruno

Nancy S. Bruno
Assistant Director for Compensation and HRIS
(518) 580-5807

Compensation; PQ (Job Description) Process; HR Systems and Data; Web Development & Maintenance; Organizational Effectiveness


Barbara E. Beck
Associate Vice President for Finance & Administration
and Chief Human Resources Officer
(518) 580-5800

Leadership Coaching; Change Management; Employee Relations; Organizational Effectiveness & Design; Labor Relations; Strategic Planning