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Human Resources

Physical Address:
415 West 6th Street
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4332
Moscow, ID 83844-4332

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-3638

Fax: 208-885-3602

Email: hr@uidaho.edu

Meet Our People

Contacting Human Resources

The Human Resources department supports the overall vision, goals and objectives of the University of Idaho by providing a wide variety of personnel services. Specifically, through the development, implementation and maintenance of policies, processes and programs, including the recruitment, development and retention of a competent, diverse and talented professional, academic and support personnel population.

The Department of Human Resources is comprised of an administrative office and three organizational units.

Wes Matthews, Executive Director of Human Resources
wmatthews@uidaho.edu
The Executive Director provides leadership in advancing the university’s strategic plan and giving managers the tools they need to attract, develop and retain a highly committed workforce. They provide guidance, oversee or actively manage employment services, benefit services, performance management, employee relations, classification and compensation, employment-related legal and risk management and professional development and learning.

Brandi Terwilliger, Director of Human Resources
208-885-3008
brandit@uidaho.edu
Brandi provides direction, management and leadership to the HR functional areas and directly supervises or oversees Employment Services, Benefit Services and the front office staff. She acts as a liaison between HR and external constituencies to facilitate communication and to ensure the coordination of HR programs and services. Brandi is also responsible for the planning, implementing and administering of the university’s comprehensive medical, dental, life, disability, leave and other benefit programs.

Mindi Wood, Management Assistant 
208-885-3031
mnwood@uidaho.edu 
Mindi coordinates and oversees front office customer service functions and also performs administrative tasks that support the operations of the Human Resources department. She oversees I-9 compliance and employee personnel and benefit records retention. She also performs tasks that aid customers university-wide, including supervisor set-ups and campus directory modification access verifying and processing I-9s, assembles employee personnel files, updates Banner with employee information, updates and grants modification access to the campus directory. 

Emmaline Kitterman, HR Administrative Support Specialist
208-885-3538
ekitterman@uidaho.edu
Emmaline serves as a front-end contact for the Human Resources department, providing customer service by phone, email and in person, acts as a liaison to the Benefits and Payroll teams and provides overall administrative support to the department.  She assists new employees with their on-boarding paperwork and assists with processing I-9s and verifying employment eligibility.  

The Business Partners provide generalist services (with specialist expertise) in a variety of HR areas and serve as the primary contact for their assigned colleges and departmentsThe primary areas of service and expertise are:

Other service areas include: Organizational restructuring, orientations, supervisor/management training, onboarding and separation of staff, equal employment opportunity and complaint investigations.

Jennifer Cossel, HR Business Partner
Jennifer is the contact for Facilities, Athletics, University Advancement, Dean of Students, and WWAMI Medical Education Program. 208-885-3889
jcossel@uidaho.edu

Kaitlin Morehouse, HR Business Partner
Kaitlin works with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Finance, Infrastructure and Administration, ITS, and the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.
208-885-3612
kmorehouse@uidaho.edu 

Robin Schumacker, HR Business Partner
Robin is responsible for working with the President’s Office, Provost’s Office, Vice President for Academic Initiatives, Auxiliary Services, Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment, Vice Provost for Faculty, UI CDA, UI Boise, UI Idaho Falls, and the College of Engineering.
208-885-3737
rschumacker@uidaho.edu

Kelli Sirotzki, HR Business Partner
Kelli partners with the College of Art & Architecture, College of Natural Resources, College of Science, College of Law, University Research Office, College of Business & Economics, College of Graduate Studies, University Library, and the College of Education.
208-885-3892
ksirotzki@uidaho.edu

Myung Chun, Human Resources Specialist

208-885-3728
mchun@uidaho.edu
Myung processes faculty, exempt, classified and student/temporary Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAFS) and provides customer service on the EPAF process by phone, email and in person. She trains departmental users in HR Query and EPAF processes. She updates the Banner system and ensures compliance with applicable laws at the state and federal level.

Mandy Brocke, Human Resources Recruitment Resource Specialist
208-885-3611
mandyc@uidaho.edu
Mandy  coordinates the administration of the University’s applicant tracking system for prospective and current employees.  Mandy serves as a primary HR resource for prospective employees providing assistance as needed.  Mandy serves as the HR resource for dual career accommodations and other recruitment resource needs.  She assists with the development and implementation of policies, procedures, provides training and ensures compliance.

Shelby Hurn, HR Program Compliance Coordinator
208-885-3050
shelby@uidaho.edu
Shelby coordinates the background check process for prospective and current employees and processes unemployment claims for the university. She assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures, provides training, and ensures compliance.

Dan Noble, Senior Financial Tech & Employment Services Technician
208-885-3677
danieln@uidaho.edu
Dan handles the budgetary and financial processes in Human Resources. He monitors budgets, approves transactions, and aids in the EPAF application process. He ensures compliance with tax treaties and employment authorization for international employees, and also monitors and transmits data with the Employee Information System (EIS).

University of Idaho Benefits Center
208-885-3697
800-646-6174
uidahobenefits@hroffice.com


Brandi Terwilliger, Director of Human Resources
208-885-3008
brandit@uidaho.edu
Brandi provides direction, management and leadership to the HR functional areas and directly supervises or oversees Employment Services, Benefit Services and the front office staff. She acts as a liaison between HR and external constituencies to facilitate communication and to ensure the coordination of HR programs and services.  Brandi is also responsible for the planning, implementing, and administering of the University’s comprehensive medical, dental, life, disability, leave and other benefit programs.

Judy Colbeck, Benefits Specialist - Retirement
208-885-3608
judyc@uidaho.edu
Judy aids in the administration of all aspects of the university retirement plan. She conducts compliance reviews, audits retirement records, performs calculations and provides guidance and assistance on all retirement inquiries.

Arlette Jameson, Benefit Specialist – Communications
208-885-3100
ajameson@uidaho.edu
Arlette is the Communications Specialist for the Benefits team. She advises and provides assistance on the employee health benefits program. Arlette handles retirement counseling and planning for classified employees. She aids in the administration of family medical leave (FML), short-term and long-term disability, workers compensation and COBRA. She also leads the Benefits Orientation for new hires and creates benefit communications for distribution.

Angie Harley, Benefit Specialist – Eligibility
208-885-3080
aharley@uidaho.edu
Angie is the Eligibility Specialist for the Benefits team. She advises and provides assistance on the employee health benefits program. Angie handles retirement counseling and planning for classified employees. She aids in the administration of family medical leave (FML), short-term and long-term disability, workers compensation and COBRA. She also leads the Benefits Orientation for new hires.

Kim Ridle, Benefit Specialist – Billing
208-885-3616
kridle@uidaho.edu
Kim is the Billing Specialist for the Benefits team. She advises and provides assistance on the employee health benefits program. Kim handles retirement counseling and planning for classified employees. She aids in the administration of family medical leave (FML), short-term and long-term disability, workers compensation and COBRA. She also manages the vendor payment process and billing for employees when needed.

Karen Vaina, Benefits Specialist - Leaves
208-885-3012
kvaina@uidaho.edu
Karen is the Leaves Specialist for the Benefits team. She advises and provides assistance on the employee health benefits program.  Karen serves as a key resource for University leave programs and aids in the administration of family medical leave (FML), short-term and long-term disability, workers compensation and COBRA. She also leads the Benefits Orientation for new hires.

Elissa Keim, Director of Professional Development and Learning
208-885-2322
ekeim@uidaho.edu
Elissa is responsible for the overall strategic design, development and implementation of employee learning and development solutions at the University of Idaho. She provides oversight of professional and skills development opportunities, development and delivery of leadership, and supervisory skill training, team building activities, facilitation services and individual, community and organizational training needs assessment.

Mandi Coulter, PDL Training Specialist
208-885-2325
mandi@uidaho.edu
Mandi provides design and delivery for a variety of employee learning and development programs. Additionally, she coordinates and monitors the university’s Banner Training Program and assists in assessment of individual, community or organizational training and development needs.

Travis Gray, Learning Management Systems Coordinator
208-885-2323
tggray@uidaho.edu
Travis provides support for the university's central employee learning record system. He is the primary point of contact for gathering employee learning and development records and generating related reports.

The Business Partner List provides a breakdown of the assigned colleges and departments for the Human Resources Business Partners.

Human Resources

Physical Address:
415 West 6th Street
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4332
Moscow, ID 83844-4332

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-3638

Fax: 208-885-3602

Email: hr@uidaho.edu