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Human Resources

Who Do I Contact in HR For….

Although any Human Resources employee can assist you when you call or come by, we’ve put together this brief list of who to contact for specific items. Please keep this list handy and refer to it when you have a question. Thanks! The HR Staff.

Elma Benavides
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
benavide@southwestern.edu
(512) 863-1441

  • Policy development and interpretation
  • Labor & employment law compliance
  • Employee relations issues
  • Requests for and questions about Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for faculty
  • Compensation issues

Tafi LaDuque
Senior Administrative Assistant - Human Resources
laduquet@southwestern.edu
(512) 863-1435

  • Main point of contact for Human Resources.
  • Posting an open position
  • Applications and resumes
  • Personnel action forms, request to fill form

Chris Murray
Human Resources Information Specialist
murrayc@southwestern.edu
(512) 863-1220

  • Reporting employee work related injuries & workers compensation
  • Human Resources reporting & data, surveys and organizational charts
  • Human Resources web site
  • Food for Thought Luncheons
  • Staff Recognition Event

Christie Sponsel
Benefits Coordinator & HR Generalist
sponselc@southwestern.edu
(512) 863-1807

  • Questions regarding benefits/insurance: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, life, long term disability claims, replacement ID cards, etc…
  • Questions about the TIAA-CREF regular and supplemental retirement plans.
  • Requests for and questions about Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for non-exempt and exempt staff employees.