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Phone: 706-507-8920


Mrs. Tamara Wade

Mrs. Tamara Wade

Position: Director, Human Resources
Office: Richards Hall 228
Phone: 706-507-8920
Email: wade_tamara@columbusstate.edu

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Employee Relations
  • Grievances
  • Search Committees
  • Policies and Procedures
Mrs. Debra Blanks

Mrs. Debra Blanks

Position: Assistant Director, Human Resources
Office: Richards Hall 228
Phone: 706-507-8927
Email: blanks_debra@columbusstate.edu

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Well-Being
  • Employee Relations
  • AA/EEO Officer
  • Offboarding - Senior Level
  • Unemployment Claims
Ms. Dana McCarter

Ms. Dana McCarter

Position: Human Resources Specialist
Office: Richards Hall 228
Phone: 706-507-8921
Email: mccarter_dana@columbusstate.edu

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • General HR Assistance
  • Front Desk Operations
  • Full-time Faculty/Staff Recruitment, Pre-Employment Processes, and Onboarding
  • Compliance and Ethics training
  • PSLF Certifications
  • Notary
Mrs. Tara Beard

Mrs. Tara Beard

Position: Human Resources Specialist
Office: Richards Hall 228
Phone: 706-507-8925
Email: beard_tara@columbusstate.edu

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Federal Work Study & Student Employment
  • Part-Time Faculty/Staff Recruitment, Pre-Employment Processes, and Onboarding
  • Notary
  • Request email accounts
Ms. Venus Frank

Ms. Venus Frank

Position: Human Resources Generalist
Office: Richards Hall 228
Phone: 706-507-8924
Email: frank_venus@columbusstate.edu

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
  • Visa and H-1B Processing
  • Shared Sick Leave Program
  • Leave Administration
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • New Hire Orientations
Ms. Victoria Cantrell

Ms. Lauren Cantrell

Position: HRIS Coordinator
Office: Richards Hall 228
Phone: 706-507-8922
Email: cantrell_victoria@columbusstate.edu

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • OneUSG System Accuracy and Related Issues
  • DocuSign Assistance
  • Manager Self Service Assistance
  • Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Transfers and Dual Appointment Processing
Mrs. Maya Shakoor

Mrs. Maya Shakoor

Position: Payroll Coordinator
Office: Richards Hall 228
Phone: 706-507-8929
Email: shakoor_maya@columbusstate.edu

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Employee Payroll Processing
  • OneUSG Time and Absence Management and Assistance
  • Time Compliance Assistance
  • Garnishments
  • Shared Services Liaison (Payroll Concerns Only)
Mrs. Donna McKenzie

Mrs. Donna McKenzie

Position: Payroll Accountant
Office: Richards Hall 228
Phone: 706-507-8928
Email: mckenzie_donna@columbusstate.edu

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Accounts reconciliation
  • Full-Time Faculty/Staff Offboarding
  • TRS certifications

 

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