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Katie Thomas

Katie Thomas

Interim Assistant VP for Human Resources

Office: Meridian 508

(208) 373-1924

katiethomas@isu.edu

Ray Ludwig

Ray Ludwig

Associate HR Director

Office: Administration Building 312

(208) 282-2518

ludwray@isu.edu

Benny for Vacant/Unavailable positions

Karey Steed

HR Business Partner for Employee Relations

Office: Administration Building 312

(208) 282-2796

kareysteed@isu.edu

Maggie Leitch

Maggie Leitch

HR Business for Partner Talent Acquisition

Office: Administration Building 312

(208) 282-3830

maggieleitch@isu.edu

Brandon Hendricks

HR Associate

Office: Administration Building 312

(208) 282-2517

brandonhendricks@isu.edu

Stacey Marshall

Stacey Marshall

Assistant HR Director & Ombudsman Coordinator

Office: Administration Building 312

(208) 282-3081

marsstac@isu.edu

Danielle Pew

Assistant HR Director for Payroll & Benefits

Office: Administrations Building 312

(208) 282-3060

daniellepew@isu.edu

Angie Dangerfield

Interim Compensation Manager

Office: Business Administration Building Room 244

(208) 282-4599

angiedangerfield@isu.edu

Katie Hammond

Katie Baca

Program Information Coordinator

Office: Administration Building 312

(208) 282-4420

hammkat3@isu.edu

Mary Barlow-Stickles

Personnel Technician

Office: Administration Building 312

(208) 282-3724

marybarlowstickle@isu.edu

Stephanie Richardson

Stephanie Richardson

HR Specialist

Office: Administration Building 312

(208) 282-4828

stephanierichard1@isu.edu

Clay Smith

HR Training Coordinator

Office: Administration Building 312

(208) 282-2519

claysmith2@isu.edu

Janice Romero

Janice Romero

HR Benefits Coordinator

Office: Administration Building 312

(208) 282-3106

janiceromero@isu.edu

Dani Gribas

Payroll Technician

Office: Administration Building 312

(208) 282-3058

daniellegribas@isu.edu

Nichole Jensen

Office specialist 2

Office: Administrations Building 312

(208) 282-3010

nicholeparslow@isu.edu

Benny for Vacant/Unavailable positions

Abhilaasya Chennuri

HRIS Analyst

Office: Administration Building Room 312

(208) 282-4897

abhilaasyachennur@isu.edu

Human Resource Staff

Name Phone Email
Katie Thomas
Interim Assistant VP for Human Resources
(208) 373-1924  katiethomas@isu.edu

Ray Ludwig, Associate HR Director

HRIS, Employee Relations and Compensation, Benefits Admin

(208) 282-2518  rayludwig@isu.edu
Karey Steed, HR Business Partner for Employee Relations (208) 282-2796  kareysteed@isu.edu 

Maggie Leitch, HR Business Partner for Talent Acquisition

(208) 282-3830  maggieleitch@isu.edu

Brandon Hendricks, HR Associate

(208) 282-2517 brandonhendricks@isu.edu
Stacey Marshall, Assistant Director
Ombuds Coordinator, ISU Cares Coordinator, Training and Development
(208) 282-3081  staceymarshall@isu.edu

Danielle Pew, Assistant Director
Payroll & Benefits

(208) 282-3060 daniellepew@isu.edu
Angie Dangerfield, Interim Compensation Manager (208) 282-4599 angiedangerfield@isu.edu 
Katie Baca, Program Information Coordinator (208) 282-4420 katiebaca@isu.edu
Mary Barlow-Stickles, Personnel Technician (208) 282-3724 marybarlowstickle@isu.edu
Stephanie Richardson, HR Specialist
Consultant Support
(208) 282-4828  stephanierichard1@isu.edu
Clay Smith, HR Training Coordinator (208) 282-2519 claysmith2@isu.edu
Janice Romero, HR Benefits Coordinator (208) 282-3106 janiceromero@isu.edu
Dani Gribas, Payroll Technician (208) 282-3058 daniellegribas@isu.edu
Nichole Jensen, Office Specialist 2 (208) 282-3010 nicholeparslow@isu.edu
Abhilaasya Chennuri, HRIS Analyst (208) 282-4897 abhilaasyachennur@isu.edu

For General Information, contact the Office of Human Resources

For questions related to

For questions related to: ContactExamples
Benefits 

Janice Romero, Benefits Coordinator or

Danielle Pew, Assistant HR Director for Payroll and Benefits

benefits@isu.edu

  • New employee benefits enrollment
  • Benefits questions and changes
  • Open enrollment questions/paperwork
  • Disability Insurance Claims
  • Life insurance Coverage/Claims
  • Retirement preparation/planning 
Change Management and Reorganizations  Katie Thomas, Interim Asst. VP 
  • Communication and change management support
  • Strategic support for reorg planning
Compensation  Ray Ludwig, Assoc. HR Director 
  • Compensation analysis/review
  • Pay rate/adjustment questions
  • Contract questions related to pay
  • Change in Employee Compensation (CEC)
  • Salary Adjustment Requests (SARs)
Employee Relations 

 Karey Steed, HR Business Partner

  • Employee/team concerns
  • Performance management
  • Manager coaching/guidance
  • Remote work support and process
  • FMLA/Disability process guidance
  • Disciplinary process/actions
  • Terminations
General HR Services 

Brandon Hendricks, HR Associate or

hr@isu.edu

 
  • New hire paperwork (W-4, I-9, etc)
  • Employment verifications
  • HR process/paperwork questions (EPAF, PRs, Telework)
  • General questions
HR Information Systems (HRIS)

 Ray Ludwig, Associate HR Director

or

Abhilaasya Chennuri, HRIS Analyst

  • Employee reporting from Banner
  • Banner Access Setup
  • Employee data
  • EPAF Security
Personnel Action Processing 

Katie Baca, Program Information Coordinator and 

Mary Barlow Stickles, Personnel Technician

 
  • EPAFs
  • PRs
  • Personnel info in Banner
  • FMLA Forms/Documentation/leave reporting
HR Policy Questions

Katie Thomas, Interim Asst. VP

  • General questions about the application of ISU HR, DHR, and/or State Board of Education policies
Payroll

Danielle Pew, Asst. HR Director or

Dani Gribas, Payroll Technician

Nichole JensenOffice Specialist 2

payroll@isu.edu

  • Time review/approvals
  • Timesheet or paycheck questions/issues
  • Payroll processing
  • Payroll taxes and other withholdings
  • Time approver (T-ORG) questions
  • Payroll labor redistributions (JV)
Performance Evaluations

Ray Ludwig, Assoc. HR Director 

  • Talent Management System (TMS) questions
  • TMS access and functionality
  • Performance evaluation timeline
  • Evaluation process and steps
  • Manager guidance and support
  • Coaching conversations
Classified Employee Hiring

Stephanie Richardson, HR Specialist

 

  • Employee requisitions
  • Recruiting/hiring system support
  • Hiring Lists
  • Candidate screening
  • Background checks 
  • Reclassification requests (PDQ)
  • Classified Offer Letters

 

Talent Acquisition, non-classified and faculty searches  Maggie Leitch, HR Business Partner 
  • Staffing planning/strategy
  • Search committee training and consultation
  • Executive searches
  • Vacancies
  • New Position Requests
  • Recruiting strategy
  • Recruiting marketing and advertising strategy and content creation
  • Applicant communication including regrets
  • Non-Classified and Faculty Offer letters
Training and Development 

Stacey Marshall, Asst. HR Director

Clay Smith, Training Coordinator, or 

training@isu.edu

 

Stacey

  • Respectful Workplace Training
  • Leadership Development
  • Manager Training
  • Online, on-demand TMS training
  • Employee Recognition week
  • Ombuds Coordination
  • Strengths Training Facilitation

Clay

  • DHR Cybersecurity Training
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Be A Bengal Recognition program
  • Strengths Training Coordination

 


For General Information, contact the Office of Human Resources

Email: hr@isu.edu

Fax : 208-282-4976