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Employment and Human Resources

Human Resources Staff Directory

 
Krystyna Varnado Krystyna%20Varnado%2C%20SHRM-SCP%2C%20SPHR
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
601-266-4050
Kameron Dale Kameron%20Dale
Associate Director
601-266-4056
Lauren Booth

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HR Receptionist
601-266-4050

  • First point of contact
  • Assist all employees in completing new hire paperwork
    (i.e. I-9, tax forms)
  • Answers main phone line
  • Answers basic HR questions
 

HR PARTNER

The HR Partners are assigned to colleges and departments to serve as the primary HR representative providing a “one-stop shop” for leaders on any and all HR needs: Answer questions, post jobs, provide policy clarification, explain processes, provide tools and resources, and assist with decision making for hiring, performance management, discipline and other employment issues.

*** Please note for the Hattiesburg campus employees with questions and issues pertaining to new hire paperwork, address changes, benefits, retirement, tax forms, FMLA, workers’ compensation and such should contact the main HR office at ext. 6-4050 for assistance.

 Sharessa Parker Sharessa%20Parker
HR Partner - Hattiesburg
601-266-6289
  • College of Education and Human Sciences
  • College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • External Affairs
  • Honors College
  • Institutional Effectiveness
  • Institutional Research
  • Research
  • Student Affairs
Karen Headshot

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HR Partner- Gulf Coast
228-865-4581

  • Athletics
  • College of Business and Economic Development
  • Gulf Coast Research Lab
  • Gulf Park
  • Stennis
  • University Communications
  • University Libraries
Quentisha Jones Quentisha%20Jones
HR Partner - Hattiesburg
601-266-5973
  • Academic Affairs
  • Admissions
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Finance and Administration
  • Graduate School
  • International Education

Angie Hendershot

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AA/EEO

Christian Cameron

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EEO Coordinator
601-266-6618
  • Primary contact for EEO/discrimination complaints. Conducts the initial review of the complaint and coordinates investigations with EEO Director
  • Reviews and approves requests relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act for employees and applicants; conducts the interactive process and assists with recommending appropriate reasonable accommodations
  • Meets with prospective employees to discuss background check results and report determinations regarding clearance to hiring managers
  • Prepares the University Affirmative Action Plans and provides training to the University Community on the AAP and other AA/EEO topics
 

BENEFITS

Amy Hester Amy%20Hester
Benefits Manager
601-266-4055
  • Employee Benefits (health, dental, flexible spending accounts, etc…)
  • PERS and ORP; Supplemental Retirement Plans (403b) and Deferred Compensation Plan (457)
  • Monthly time and attendance/ leave accrual and FMLA

RECORDS

Sharon Hughes %20Sharon%20Hughes
Records Supervisor
601-266-4758
  • Assists departments with the completion of Personal Action Forms (PAF) and other paperwork.

  • Manages New Faculty Hires in fall and spring

  • Manages Faculty Contracts

  • Manages summer faculty teaching assignments and the research assignments

  • Monthly time and attendance and leave accrual
  • Process Faculty/Staff/Dependent tuition waiver
Moriah Rouse

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HR Coordinator
601-266-4050

  • Contact for H1B visa
  • Assist all international employees with completion of new hire paperwork (By appointment only)
  • Manage the background check process
  • Department contact for Worker’s Compensation claims
  • Review all incoming paperwork for completion and accuracy
  • Process all benefitted new hire information and schedule Orientation
  • Contact for Hiring Sessions

Harley%20Jackson
HR Specialist

  • Process all paperwork received for their HR Partner areas
Kaitlyn Hunt

Kaitlyn%20Hunt
HR Specialist

  • Process all paperwork received for their HR Partner areas
  • Process all employment verifications
 

Contact Us

Employment and Human Resources
301 McLemore Hall (MCL)
118 College Dr. #5111
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Hattiesburg Campus

Campus Map

Email
hrFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4050