HR Independent Organization Committee

Timeline 

Began work during Phase 1, starting November 2016 

Charge 

The HR Independent Organization Committee will execute all aspects of University Human Resources's transition to an independent organization reporting to the Office of the President. Responsibilities include:

  • Advisory committee will provide campus perspective through input and feedback to technical committee
  • Technical committee will plan and implement the transition
  • Researching, implementing, and communicating required changes, including monthly updates to Talent@Iowa Governance Council
  • Submitting recommendations to the Governance Council
  • Implementing approved plans
  • Evaluating effectiveness and making modifications as needed

Co-chairs 

Targeted task force recommendations 

  • Enhance communication among UI stakeholders: Coordinate policies and resources, and improve use of data and metrics to determine bargaining objectives and inform contract negotiations. 
  • Optimize the relationship between UI and HI Health Care HR units: Model connections on other areas where central university and UI Health Care units intersect. Develop more efficient central services, enhance day-to-day collaboration, and implement other priorities, including those already approved for UI Health Care HR. 

Advisory committee 

  • Joshua Anderson, manager of accounting, University Benefits
  • Sharon Beck, human resources director, Office of the President 
  • Rebecca Olson, director, University Benefits 
  • Nate Robinson, senior financial analyst, Office of the President 
  • Dick See, manager of business process improvement, Organizational Effectiveness 
  • Karen Shemanski, director of human resources administrative services, University Human Resources 
  • Sarah Tallman, compliance unit business operations manager, Research Services 

Technical team 

  • Sharon Beck, human resources director, Office of the President 
  • Rebecca Olson, director, University Benefits 
  • Cheryl Reardon, chief HR officer and associate vice president, University Human Resources 
  • Joni Troester, assistant vice president for benefits, health, and productivity, University Human Resources 
  • Kevin Ward, assistant vice president for human resources administration, University Human Resources 

HR administrative liaison 

  • Kevin Ward, assistant vice president for human resources administration, University Human Resources 

Contact Talent@Iowa

Campus address
121 USB
U.S. mailing address
University Human Resources
121-10 University Services Building
1 W. Prentiss Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone
319-467-1167
FAX
319-353-2384