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Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012

It is with great pleasure that I announce an addition to the HR Team. Ms. Joan Torne joins the SCU HR team as Associate Director of HR Operations.Joan comes to SCU with over ten years of experience in managing recruitment, classification, worker's compensation, payroll, and wellness.She will be a valuable resource as HR shapes a future strategy.Ms. Torne's accomplishments include securing a $100,000 wellness grant from Kaiser Permanente, managing the award winning HR Balanced Scorecard, and selected as an International leadership Salzburg Scholar. In addition, Joan will complete her doctoral degree this December in Organization and Leadership from USF. Joan is extremely knowledgeable in human resource management and is a very capable leader who will assist HR achieve its objectives.Please join me in welcoming Joan Torne to the SCU community on August 27th.

A couple of names and faces that are very familiar to you are Lorraine Alabi (left) and Liz Mireles (right).Lorraine's additional duties include managing the combined Staffing and Compensation team.Her mission ensures that staffing and compensation becomes a seamless process for our customers.Liz, whom most of you know as "the go to person" for Student Hiring, joins Lorraine's team and works on cross-training her other team members on the student hiring processes.This reorganization provides the SCU community with depth in our student hiring protocols.

During this transition, Maria Aranda will be the direct contact for this fall's student hires.Maria is available to respond to all of your inquiries.She will be located in the Benson Center and can be reached at 551-3000 x 6444. The Benson Center will be open for student employment, 8-5pm, closed 1pm - 2pm effective August 21 through August 31.

These staffing adjustments begin what we hope is the achievement of one of our short-term objectives: securing a full HR team so we can better respond to your needs.Human Resources currently has four vacancies.Our goal is to have these vacancies filled by the end of September.I realize this is an ambitious goal but, in order for us to meet the needs of the campus community, HR must be fully staffed.Many of you are struggling with you own vacancies and I am painfully aware of the consequences this poses to your service delivery model. I want to thank you all for your patience and willingness to partner with us during this transition time.

- Maria Elena de Guevara

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