UHR Staff Directory


  • UHR Service Center
    - hrshelp@iastate.edu
    Major Functional areas:
    • Departmental support and scheduling
    • Payroll sign-up
    • Triage for issues and questions
  • Benefits - Jane Walter, jwalter@iastate.edu
    Assistant Director of University Human Resources
    Major Functional areas:
    • Employee consultation and assistance
    • Health, Life & Disability employee benefit administration
    • Plan design and negotiation
    • Retirement education
  • Business - Tim Ashley, tmashley@iastate.edu
    Director of University Human Resources
    Major Functional areas:
    • Audit management
    • Data analysis
    • Federal/State reporting
    • University Human Resources budget and finance
    • Regulatory compliance testing
    • University/Fringe benefits budget and finance
  • Child Care - Julia Graden, jagraden@iastate.edu
    Coordinator for Family Resource Center
  • Classification & Compensation - Kyla Kaetzel, kkaetzel@iastate.edu
    Assistant Director of University Human Resources
    Major Functional areas:
    • Classification
      • Job descriptions
      • Organizational review
      • Reclassification
    • Compensation
      • Equity data
      • Pay matrices
      • Market analyses
  • Employee Assistance Program
    The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is administered through Employee and Family Resources (EFR). You can contact EFR at (515) 244-6090 or (800) 327-4692 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Additional information on the ISU EAP can be found at http://www.hrs.iastate.edu/hrs/eap/.
  • Employee/Labor Relations & Workers' Compensation - Kristi Darr, kdarr@iastate.edu
    Director of University Human Resources
    Major Functional areas:
    • Disciplinary actions
    • Dispute resolution
    • Exit questionnaire
    • Family and Medical Leave
    • Grievances
    • AFSCME
    • P&S (Academic Units v. Administrative Business Units)
    • Performance management
    • Policy development and interpretation
    • Reductions in force
    • Unemployment processing
    • Worker’s Compensation
  • UHR Data Integration Data Access - Tim Ashley, tmashley@iastate.edu
    Director of University Human Resources
  • Recruitment Services - Kristi Darr, kdarr@iastate.edu
    Director of University Human Resources
    Major Functional areas:
    • Advising
    • Background check process
    • Procedural review
    • Recruitment system
  • Retirement Education & Services - Jane Walter, jwalter@iastate.edu
    Assistant Director of University Human Resources
    Major Functional areas:
    • Retirement education
  • Student Health Insurance - Jane Walter, jwalter@iastate.edu
    Assistant Director of University Human Resources
    Major Functional areas:
    • Administration of health and dental plans for students, graduate assistants, post-doctoral candidates, and visiting scholars
    • Consultation and assistance
    • Coordination/collaboration with Thielen Student Health Center