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 Our Mission and Values

Our mission is to provide quality human resource services to faculty and staff in support of the University's teaching, grant, research and service objectives. Our responsibilities include:

  • creating and supporting the hiring of quality people
  • developing employees through education and training
  • enhancing the climate and quality of work life
  • creating and valuing diversity.

In interactions with our internal and external customers, we commit to the following values:

  • respect for the individual
  • open and honest communication
  • fair and equitable treatment
  • concern and sensitivity
  • acknowledgement of, and respect for diversity.

We carry out our mission by:

  • maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards
  • committing to quality in all we do
  • understanding and anticipating customer needs
  • improving efficiency and productivity
  • reducing bureaucracy and simplifying processes
  • continuing to improve services
  • measuring outcomes
  • working as a team

The People and Services of HRS

Who we are: What we do:


Director of HRS, Title IX Coordinator

The Director is responsible for managing SOU human resource programs, including employment, employee and labor relations, classification and compensation, HR policy development and administration, employee recruitment and retention, training, benefits, personnel records, and HR information systems. The Director provides leadership and is the chief HR advisor to University administrators and is  responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws and university rules and policies.  The Director also Serves as an Affirmative Action Officer and as the campus Title IX Coordinator
Gail Beliveau
HR Associate
Notices of appointment; custodian of official personnel files; review and administration of Classified and temporary staff; performance evaluations; classification and compensation of SEIU employees; Classified staff reclass review; interpretation of HR policies, procedures, and SEIU Collective Bargaining Agreement; processing of employee status change forms.
Colin Bunnell
Training & Development Manager, Recruiting
The Training & Development Manager is responsible for development and delivery of training and professional development for staff, enhances individual and team effectiveness through coaching and facilitation, assists with departmental reorganizational analysis and transitional management; reviews position description rewrites, adjustments, reclassifications and interpretation of HR policies, procedures, and SEIU Collective Bargaining Agreement; assist Director with employee relations; employee discipline and related employee/management counseling. Provides support for PeopleAdmin, recruiting and search committee training. 
Sarah Woolston
Benefits Specialist
Employee benefits and retirement plan administration; worker’s compensation and unemployment processing; COBRA; new employee paperwork and benefits orientation; staff fee program.

For Verbal Verifications of Employment (i.e. simple confirmation that an employee is employed at the University) please call 541.552.6700.

For Written Verifications of Employment (i.e. Mortgages, Re-Financing, etc.) please fax paperwork along with a signed release from the employee to 541-552-6138.


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