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Human Resources Contact Information

The best way to find answers to your Human Resources questions is to call the main HR phone line: (501) 671-2219 or email humanresources@uaex.edu. For specific benefits questions, email yourbenefits@uaex.edu

Our staff is cross-trained in many functional areas, and more than one person in HR will be able to assist you effectively. 

 

Human Resources Team

 

Bridget Fortenberry

Bridget Fortenberry

Director of Human Resources
Office: 501-671-2336
Fax: 501-671-2251

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Overall HR operations & training
  • Confidential personnel & performance management issues
  • Conflict resolution
  • Supervisor counseling 
  • Performance evaluations
  • Division personnel policy & procedures
  • Division position classification &  compensation programs
  • General HR Inquiries

Work Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm

 
 

 

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Jill Williams

Employment Manager
Office: 501-671-2149
Fax: 501-671-2251
Primary Responsibilities:
  • PeopleAdmin administrator
  • Job postings
  • Position descriptions
  • Employee onboarding
  • Tuition Discount administrator
  • Concurrent & Outside employment
  • Performance evaluation support
  • Proof of prior service
  • General HR inquiries
  • 4-H & employee youth maltreatment screening

Work Hours: 
8:00am - 4:30pm

 
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Del Johnson

 
Primary Responsibilities:

  • UA Retirement plans
  • Oversight of UA insurance plans (health, dental, vision, life, FSA)
  • Voluntary insurance products
  • Wellness 
  • Federal & state reporting
  • Benefits-related policies 
  • Escalated benefits issues
  • Long term disability 
  • Federal insurance & retirement 
  • Open enrollment

Work Hours: 
8:00am - 4:30pm

Sandra Baker

Sandra Baker

UA Insurance Administration
Office: 501-671-2353
Fax: 501-671-2251
skbaker@uaex.edu

 

Primary Responsibilities:
  • UA retirement plans (TIAA-CREF, Fidelity, APERS) 
  • Oversight of UA insurance plans (health, dental, vision, life, FSA)
  • Voluntary insurance products
  • Wellness 
  • Federal & state reporting
  • Benefits-related policies 
  • Escalated benefits issues
  • Long term disability 
  • Federal insurance & retirement 
  • Open enrollment 

Work Hours: 
7:30am - 4:00pm

 
Laquita Desmuke

Laquita Desmuke

HR Specialist
Office: 501-671-2219
Fax: 501-671-2251
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Employee terminations 
  • UA Vehicle Safety Program administration
  • Employment verification
  • Employee file maintenance
  • Unemployment processing
  • Inventory/Supplies & Mail 
  • Main phone line reception
  • General HR Inquiries

Work Hours: 
7:30am - 4:30pm

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Patricia Johnson

HR Specialist (Employment)
Office: 501-671-2010


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Hiring/Onboarding support
  • Collection of new hire paperwork
  • Collection of performance evaluations
  • E-Verify administration
  • BANNER entry
  • Document imaging for official files
  • PeopleAdmin support

Work Hours: 
7:30am - 4:00pm

 
Nytalya Salter

Nytalya Salter

FMLA & Wellness Specialist
Office: 501-671-2017
Fax: 501-671-2251
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Family & Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Catastrophic leave program 
  • Wellness program administration
  • Worker's compensation
  • Benefits web page maintenance
  • Special projects & reports
  • Benefits-related policy & procedure support
  • UA insurance plans administration back-up

Work Hours: 
8:00am-4:30pm






 
 


 

 

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