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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 Lautt at

Future Meetings:

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

PSU SMU 327-328

Scheduled future meeting dates to save:

  • October 7, 2014

Please let us know your suggestions for future agenda topics.

Past Bi-Monthly Meetings Handouts:

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

June 5, 2013

  • Agenda:
    • EPAF Default Routing Queue-- Wendy Weir
    • PeopleAdmin Update-- Christina Kraus
    • Student End Dates-- Christina Kraus
    • Summer Term Students-- Christina Kraus
    • HRascals Changes-- Cedar Lautt
    • The Latest- PEBB & I-9 Updates-- Kerry Gilbreth

April 10, 2013

  • Agenda:
    • Summer Term-- Cedar Lautt
    • Heart and Stroke Walk-- Kerry Gilbreth
    • GO HERC-- Christina Kraus
    • ZPHRERR Reports-- Christina Kraus

February 25, 2013

  • Agenda:
    • Updated Chair Process-- Christina Kraus
    • Updated Classified Salary Policy-- Christina Kraus
    • Monitoring Student Earnings-- Scot Turner
    • Mandatory Reporters-- Lorrie Baker
    • Voluntary Salary Savings-- Kerry Gilbreth

December 10, 2012

  • Agenda:
    • Increases-- Amy Wood
    • Payroll Deadlines and Winter Closure-- Gina Turner
    • Student Employment Update-- Nicholas Running
    • Over-cap and Minimum Wage Update-- Wendy Weir
    • Tax Deferred Investments-- Kerry Gilbreth

October 8, 2012

  • Agenda:
    • New EPAFs-- Christina Kraus
    • 2012 Charitable Fund Drive-- Mercy Joy Luebke
    • Onboarding Update-- Pam Hutchins
    • PeopleAdmin Update-- Maria Eldred
    • Affrimative Action Updates-- Chas Lopez
    • Payroll Updates-- Jennifer McLean
    • Open Enrollment and Total Compensation Calculator-- Kerry Gilbreth

August 8, 2012

  • Agenda:
    • Quick Announcements-- Christina Kraus, Chrisitne Fox
    • PeopleAdmin Update-- Maria Eldred, Nina DeLange

June 1, 2012

  • Agenda:
    • PeopleAdmin Re-Implementation-- Nina DeLange
    • Student Employment-- Shannon Timm
    • Benefits Updates-- Kerry Gilbreth
    • Accessibility--Chas Lopez
    • Summer Term Reminders-- Christina Kraus
    • Announcements

April 9, 2012

  • Agenda:
    • Annual ZPHRERR-- Amy Wood
    • Benefits Update-- Kerry Gilbreth
    • People Admin Re-Implementation-- Maria Eldred
    • International Affaris Update--David Brandt
    • Employment Updates-- Christina Kraus
    • Training Opportunities-- Maria Eldred
    • Announcements

February 6, 2012

  • Agenda:
    • Employment Updates-- Christins Kraus
    • Benefits Update-- Kerry Gilbreth
    • Tax Updates--Vui Han-Mar
    • People Admin Expansion Update--Maria Eldred
    • Announcements