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Skidmore College
Human Resources

Human Resources Staff

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Janet Wood
Benefits Coordinator

Benefits administration and changes; workers' compensation; disability

Breann Oswald
Employment Coordinator


Faculty, staff and 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

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Leslie Miakisz
HRIS and Payroll Coordinator

HR database and records administration (including new hire paperwork); unemployment; summer employment administration; employment verification; employee directory

HR Assistant

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); coordination of HR budget

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Gretchen Steffan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Assistant Director for Employee Relations, Training and Development

Employee relations; performance management; organizational effectiveness; training and professional development; new employee orientation


 Assistant Director for Labor Relations

Administration of collective bargaining agreements for six unions, including administering policies and procedures. Labor/management meetings and grievances.

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Saytra Green
Assistant Director for Employment, Compliance and Workforce Diversity

Employment, recruitment and hiring; workforce diversity; EEO; complaint procedures and investigations; unlawful harassment training

Laura Goodwin
Assistant Director for Benefits Administration, Compliance and Wellness
Benefits management; FMLA and paid family leave (PFL); employee wellness; retirement/retiree Counsel

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Deborah Clark
HRIS-Finance Programmer/Analyst
Supports Oracle and other systems for HR and Financial Services

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Nancy S. Bruno
Assistant Director for Compensation and HRIS
Compensation; PQ (job description) process; HR systems and data; web development and maintenance; organizational effectiveness


Chief Human Resources Officer

Leadership coaching; change management; employee relations; organizational effectiveness and design; labor relations; strategic planning