Cluster 5: Human Resources


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Welcome to the Cluster 5 HR Team. Our team consists of three personnel specialists who are responsible for their individual department personnel matters, one payroll coordinator who is responsible for all cluster payroll matters, undergraduate and graduate hires. The HR manager is responsible for overseeing all cluster departmental payroll and personnel matters. Below you will find the contact information for each team member and what department they are responsible for.

Leslie Jones - HR Manager (supervisor for all non-academic HR actions). Contact information:; 754-2240 or 530-760-7410.

Clarissa Guardado - Payroll/Personnel Specialist with DiSSC assigned to support our cluster and departments. She is now your primary point of contact for all payroll related questions.  In addition, she will be your primary contact for student assistant hires. Contact information:; 752-9856.

GSR hires (GSR) contact information is as follows:
ARE - Please contact Cathy
HE - Please contact
ESP - Please contact

TA hires contact information is as follows:
ARE - Please contact Cathy
HE - Please contact 
ESP - Please contact Katie Ramos:

 - Your primary point of contact for all non-academic human resource matters including new position development and staff hires (career, contract and short-term temporary), leaves, benefits, lay-offs, some labor and relation issues with consultation and over-sight from Elle Barnes and Leslie Jones, reclassifications, equities, to name a few.  Contact information:; 752-5383.

Katie Nelson - Assists the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and Department of Human Ecology - Community and Regional Development and Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design programs. Contact information:; 752-5169.

Kathleen Alexandra - Supports the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Department of Human Ecology - Human Development and Family Studies program.  Contact information:; 754-2080.


Fax number (530) 752-5614


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