FMLA and Leave Management Committee


November 2016: Began work during Phase 1

July 2017: Completed evaluation with close of Phase 1

Status as of October 2017: Projects completed and committee closed


The FMLA Committee will develop centralized resources for administering FMLA and medical leaves of absence. 

  • Advisory committee will provide campus perspective through input and feedback to the technical committee
  • Technical committee will develop centralized service for leave administration
  • Technical committee deliverables include pilot program, recommendations for expansion, campus-wide implementation, and evalution

Targeted task force recommendations

  • Centralize immigration and leave management services: Act on campus input highlighting these areas, and explore additional areas to expand central services. (Note: This recommendation is shared with the Immigration Committee.) 


Advisory committee 

  • Dave Bergeon, human resources director, UI Health Care 
  • Melissa Fiacco, human resources generalist, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
  • Kari Gates, human resources generalist, Facilities Management 
  • Becky Iliff, leave and disability administrator, UI Health Care 
  • Amy Kirkey, human resources director, Office of the Provost 
  • Tammy Showers, human resources generalist, University Housing and Dining 
  • Tiffini Stevenson Earl, compliance specialist and ADA coordinator, Equal Opportunity and Diversity  
  • Nathan Stucky, director, Faculty and Staff Disability Services 

Technical team 

  • Damien Blair, clerk IV, University Human Resources 
  • Jim Friel, senior human resources specialist, University Human Resources 
  • Rachelle Stewart, senior human resources specialist, University Human Resources 
  • Nathan Stucky, director, Faculty and Staff Disability Services 

HR administrative liaison 

  • Joni Troester, assistant vice president for benefits, health, and productivity, University Human Resources 
Contact Information

Administrative Services

Campus Address
121-10 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 10
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States

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