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Human Resources Associated Staff Committee At Large


HRascals is comprised of PSU staff and administrators who gather together bi-monthly to stay informed on PSU and Human Resources issues which apply to the operations of departments.  This committee is focused on supporting the needs of staff responsible for direct employee services in each department, with a focus on responsibilities associated with Human Resources, Academic Affairs, University Financial Services, and Information Technology.

HRascals is open to anyone interested in participating in the meetings or joining the email list for information distribution. To sign up email Cedar Rupp at

Future Meetings:

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

PSU SMU 327-328

Scheduled future meeting dates to save:

  • Dates to be announced for 2016!

Please let us know your suggestions for future agenda topics.

Past Bi-Monthly Meetings Handouts:

Ocotber 13, 2015

  • Agenda:
    • Phishing Attacks-- OIT
    • Open Enrollment-- Kerry Gilbreth
    • Employment Law Update-- Pam Hutchins
    • Hotel Benefit-- Jon Bishop

May 26, 2015

  • Agenda:
    • Retirement 600 Hour Rule-- Gina Turner
    • Benefits Eligibility 80 Hour Rule-- Gina Turner
    • PeopleAdmin Routing Update-- Christina Kraus
    • Summer Term-- Christina Kraus
    • Employee Assistance Program-- Katie Zaugg (Cascade Centers)


February 10, 2015

  • Agenda:
    • OIT Updates-- Nick Buono
    • Benefits Updates-- Kerry Gilbreth
    • General HR Updates-- Cedar Rupp
    • Grad Modification Form-- Christina Kraus
    • Training Updates-- Sarah Johnston

October 7, 2014

  • Agenda:
    • Phishing Attacks-- Nick Buono and Sean McKay
    • OnBase-- Melissa Young
    • Open Enrollment-- Kerry Gilbreth
    • The Study for Employment Retention of Veterans (SERVe)-- Scott Thurman and Dr. Leslie Hammer
    • New Process Announcements-- Christina Kraus
    • General Updates-- Cedar Rupp
    • Charitable Fund Drive-- Mercy Joy Luebke

May 27, 2014

  • Agenda:
    • Affirmative Action Plan Updates-- Julie Caron
    • Affiliate Accounts-- Nick Buono
    • Background Checks/Summer Term-- Cedar Lautt
    • Out of State/Country Employment-- Shana Sechrist and Pam Hutchins
    • Affordable Care Act-- Kerry Gilbreth
    • Veterans Preference-- Christina Kraus

February 11, 2014

  • Agenda:
    • Environmental Health and Safety-- Heather Randol
    • New Employee Assistance Program-- Kerry Gilbreth
    • Budget Office Approvals via PeopleAdmin-- Andria Johnson and Tammy Gomez
    • Student Employee of the Year-- Nicholas Running
    • Training and Development Site-- Sarah Renkens
    • AFT Bargaining Updates-- Cedar Lautt
    • Helpful Cognos Reports-- Velia Robles
    • Temp Classified Employees-- Terrill Bartee

October 9, 2013

  • Agenda:
    • Student Employment Update-- J.R. Tarabocchia
    • Required Posters Reminder-- Kristin Barber
    • November Payroll-- Jennifer McLean
    • Moving Expense Reimbursements-- Gina Turner
    • Open Enrollment/Benefits Updates-- Kerry Gilbreth