The Office of Human Resources Development (HRD) has formally relocated to their new space on the first floor of the administration building. The new space was designed to be a professional and welcoming atmosphere for prospective, new, and existing University employees. The reconfiguration of the adjoining offices of technology services (OTS) and payroll also provide the opportunity for increased partnership and collaboration.
In addition to a new location, HRD is also developing and implementing a series of new initiatives to better support our campus community and institutional priorities. Currently, they are focused on the following important efforts:
Associate Director Jen Conley is leading these exciting initiatives. Jen joined the University in 2005 as a Human Resources Specialist. Her demonstrated skills and abilities in this role have led to several promotions in her 14-year tenure. Jen is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and earned her master's degree in organizational behavior from the University of Hartford. She will serve as the lead contact and resource in HRD until a full assessment of a modernized structure and campus needs is complete.
The full HRD team has been working extremely hard on these initiatives in addition to the completion of our new health-care benefits provider and packages. I know you will join me in thanking them for their efforts as we look to the future of human resource development and services.