The UA Little Rock HR Team is prepared to assist you in the areas of employee benefits, recruiting, policies and procedures, performance management, and much more.
Main Phone Number: 501-569-3180
Main Fax Number: 501-569-3181
Main Email Address: HRS@ualr.edu
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Department of Human Resources Office is located in University Services Building (US-B) 100, across from the tennis courts.
U.S. Mailing Address: 2801 South University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204
Contact an HR Team Member
Dr. Charles Azebeokhai
Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
Dr. Azebeokhai, better known as “Dr. Charles”, is the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Dr. Charles, is responsible for overseeing a broad range of activities including employee benefits, recruitment (faculty and staff), employee relations, personnel policy interpretation, training and development, and the overall operations of the department. Dr. Charles provides guidance regarding disciplinary procedures, oversees the departmental budget, and ensures compliance with state and federal employment laws. Email Dr. Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HR Administrative Coordinator
Karen is responsible for providing customer service support to visitors, students, and employees. Karen also provides support to the CHRO, processes new hire packets and all tuition waivers for the university. Email Karen at email@example.com.
Associate Director of Benefits
As the Associate Director of Benefits, Debra is responsible for the day-to-day administration of employee benefits and compensation, and serves as the UA Wellness Program liaison. Debra administers employee benefits programs, such as, the medical ,dental, and vision plans; life insurance plans, 403(b) and 457(b) retirement plans, and defined benefit retirement plans;; long-term disability, flexible spending programs, and voluntary products. Debra also handles retiree benefits and processes death insurance claims. Debra responds to benefit inquiries and complaints to ensure quick and courteous resolutions. Email Debra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cynthia is responsible for the accounting duties of benefits . This includes payments for retirement plans, flexible spending, voluntary products, and UA System benefit payments. Cynthia processes COBRA for new and terminating employees, reconciles monthly enrollment for health, dental and vision insurance, and assists the Associate Director as needed with completion of required reports. Email Cynthia at email@example.com.
Sequoya assists employees and retirees with daily customer service and conducts new employee benefits orientation. Sequoya processes employee benefits applications with vendors and is responsible for biographical changes and updates. Sequoya also assists the Associate Director as needed with completion of required reports. Email Sequoya at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employee Relations Manager/Leave Administrator
Cynthia supports UA Little Rock employees by providing guidance on leave of absence options, the grievance and complaint process, facilitating and mediating conflict resolutions, assisting with Worker’s Compensation benefits and ADA accommodations, and ensures business practices comply with state and federal employment laws. Email Cynthia at email@example.com.
IT Services (HR)
Sylvester supports the efforts of the Department of Human Resources by facilitating the collection, analysis and interpretation of institutional data. Sylvester is responsible for troubleshooting and problem solving to resolve hardware and software problems and maintaining the HR website. Email Sylvester at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Director of Personnel/HRIS
Michele is the Associate Director of Personnel and HRIS. Michele oversees personnel matters, such as, onboarding, E/PAFs, ensures classification and compensation comply with state guidelines, submits legislative reports, monitors employment authorizations, supervises the record retention program, and directs the daily activities of the Personnel area. Michele provides guidance on performance management and disciplinary procedures. Email Michele at email@example.com
Employee Services Coordinator
Mary manages a variety of employment related services, such as, processing E/PAFs, classified performance evaluations, employment verifications, proof of prior service, concurrent employment, unemployment claims/hearings, and conducts training sessions. Mary also assists the Associate Director with daily operations. Email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Record Retention Specialist
Doniece is responsible for ensuring the integrity, accuracy and safekeeping of hard copy files and electronic data by coordinating storage, retrieval usage, and records retention activities. Doniece performs various personnel tasks and front office support to visitors, students, and employees. Email Doniece at email@example.com.
Human Resources Specialist
Lewis is responsible for a variety of employment related services such as, processing E/PAFs, all Banner access forms, proof of prior service, concurrent employment, and
employment verifications. Lewis performs various personnel tasks and front office support to visitors, students, and employees. Email Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Director of Recruitment/Affirmative Action Officer
Ophelia is the Associate Director for Recruitment and the Affirmative Action Officer. Ophelia oversees recruitment area by performing a wide variety of employment functions in support of the day-to-day operations of the university’s hiring processes. Ophelia directs the daily activities of recruiting, administers the talent management system (PeopleAdmin), , and provides guidance to managers on the recruitment process, search waivers, job advertisements, and related areas. Ophelia also supervises HR reception. Email Ophelia at email@example.com.
Assistant HR Manager, Recruitment
Valarie Abrams is a member of the HR Recruitment Team. Valarie has HR expertise in recruitment matters, and serves as an initial contact for assistance in job creation, job postings, and filling vacant positions by using the PeopleAdmin talent management system. Valerie collaborates with other HR personnel to effectively meet the needs of the campus community. Email Valarie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant HR Manager, Budget/Recruitment
Dara is responsible for performing a wide variety of budget related and record maintenance tasks for the department. Dara manages the departmental budget and expenditures, and assists in the area of Recruitment by providing assistance in job creation, job postings, and filling vacant positions in the PeopleAdmin talent management system. Email Dara at email@example.com.
Training & Development
Training and Development Manager/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Cassandra is the training and development manager for the university. Cassandra uses a consultative approach to support campus needs aimed at maximizing performance, including, team building, employee engagement and retention, change management, rewards and recognition, supervisory and management training, leadership coaching and development, and strategic planning and departmental development. Cassandra is also the Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Email Cassandra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the Payroll Department at 501-569-3136 for any questions regarding payroll processing (direct deposit, leave balances, payroll taxes, etc.) and TimeClock Plus.