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Office of Human Resources University of Illinois Springfield


Human Resource Building Spring 2010The Office of Human Resources strives to provide assistance to faculty, staff, students, applicants and visitors of the university in a timely, respectful and professional manner.

We make every effort to provide excellent service to the university community by using sound and effective personnel practices. As an equal employment opportunity employer, we are committed to serving a diverse community of students, staff and faculty.

If you have difficulty finding something, or if we can be of service to you, please contact our staff below.


Laura Alexander
Senior Director of Human Resources

  • General HR Policies and Procedures
  • Civil Service Rules and Regulations
  • Grievances
  • Labor Relations


Melanie Trimm
Employment Services Manager

  • Academic Professional employment
  • HR Systems
  • SURS Retirement
  • University Policies and Procedures


Mark Owens
Manager of Labor and Employee Relations

  • Compensation
  • Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • University Policies and Procedures


Ceitha Steele
Human Resource Officer

  • Student Insurance Administration (enrollment, waivers) and Athletic Secondary Insurance
  • Workers’ Compensation Coordinator
  • HR Sponsored Campus Events


  • CS Recruitment and Hiring Process
  • Student Tuition Waivers
  • I-9 Completion and Compliance
  • Reception


Jennifer Early Schaefer
Human Resource Representative

  • CS Job Classification and Audit
  • Training Coordinator
  • Salary Range Changes
  • CS Testing


Melisa Hatch
Human Resources Assistant

  • CS Testing
  • Job Application Processing


Amy M. Gurnitz
Human Resource Representative

  • CS Employment Processing
  • Leaves of Absence (AP and CS)
  • HR Business Operations
  • Website Administration


Anthony Lozzi
Human Resource Assistant

  • Student Insurance coordination
  • Staff Entrance and Exit Interviews
  • Records and Retention
  • HR Inventory
  • Performance Management and Tracking