HR Liaison Initiative

Purpose

HR Liaisons serve as a communication link between Human Resources and WSSU departments and play an integral role in the coordination of human resources activities (i.e. benefit enrollment, performance management, leave reporting, etc.) for employees in their departments.

Selection

HR Liaisons are WSSU permanent full-time employees that have been designated by their department head in partnership with Human Resources. As partners of the Human Resources Department, HR Liaisons play a key role — from creating a welcoming environment for new hires to maintaining workplace unity while supporting employees and management. Excellent oral and written communication is critical and essential for this role. The employee must not have any disciplinary actions and have a meets expectation on their performance management plan.

Functions of all HR Liaison Network members:

  • Disseminate information and news such as policy changes, benefits updates, training opportunities, classification and compensation updates, etc.
  • Prompt in communicating HR information to their departments, as it is generally time sensitive information.
  • Complete required training associated with liaison role and functional duties.
  • Attend HR Liaison Meetings, HR Forums and additional HR sponsored events.
  • A contact point for focus groups or pilot programs for Human Resources initiatives.

Benefits of serving as a HR Liaison:

  • Broaden knowledge of Human Resources
  • Cross-functional exposure
  • Professional and Leadership Development
  • Enhanced communication skills

Role of HR

Meet with liaisons on a quarterly basis throughout the year, as well as impromptu sessions when the need arises. HR will determine the required training to be completed by the HR Liaison on laws, rules, regulations and procedures, etc. HR will provide information that will be disseminated and answer questions.

Role of Supervisor/Department Head

Support the HR Liaison and allow opportunity and resources to disseminate information in a timely manner. Allow HR Liaison to attend trainings, meetings, and informational sessions.

Department  Liaison Department Liaison
Academic Affairs Revonda Reed Integrated Marketing & Communications McComb, Mary
Advancement Dionne Evans Library Services Shagail Reed
Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences Shannon Matthews Natural and Physical Resources/Education Frank Ingram
Athletics James Dubose Office of Internal Audit Austin Grier
Billing & Receivables Anastasia Polk-Bethea Office of Legal Affairs Tiffany Turner
Business Services Latoya Wiley Office of the Registrar Toyie Winton
Career Services Miles Winston Police & Public Safety Chandra Wells
Chancellor's Office Karen Cession Purchasing Timothy Jackson III
EEO/Affirmative Action Quentin Gunter School of Business Nicole Phillips
Facilities Management Joyce McMillian School of Health Sciences Kevin Byers
Finance & Administration Leslie Gaynor Sponsored Programs Aaron Mccullough 
Financial Services Tiwana Hooper-Gould Student Affairs Angela Blue
Housing and Residence Life Student Affairs Carmen Berrier University College and Life Long Learning Suvondra Montgomery
Human Resources  Jonathan Jones  University Events Karen Cession
Information Technology Wanda Boone Wellness Center Florence Adams