Human Resources

Human Resources Staff

Human Resources 2015 Staff Photo 
Front row: Jodi Rzepka, Michael Daley
Back row:  Karen Riedesel, Diane Howard, Leah Betts, Jennifer Costa
Absent from photo:  Susan Murphy

Michael Daley

Director, Human Resources
Management Confidential, Faculty, Professional & Classified Staff: Employee Relations, policy and procedure development and interpretation, classification and compensation administration, MC & Professional Performance Programs and Evaluations. Ethics reporting.

Jodi Rzepka

Associate Director, Human Resources
Management Confidential, Faculty, Professional, and Classified Staff recruitment and applicant tracking, pre-employment screening, new hire-orientation, appointment, reappointment, change of status processing, and performance programs & evaluations; policy & procedure interpretation; classification & compensation administration and consultation; process transactions and maintain SUNY HR & NYSTEP  employee, appointment, salary, and reporting hierarchy records and report requests; Management Confidential, Faculty, and Professional Staff leave of absence counseling and processing.

Jennifer Costa

Assistant Director, Human Resources
Research Foundation Payroll, Personnel, Benefits, and Time & Attendance; Administration of health, dental, and vision insurances, retirement and supplemental retirement programs, PEP enrollment for eligible classified employees; new hire and benefits orientation, brochures, seminars, problem resolution, and retirement counseling; Classified leaves; benefits back up for Management Confidential, Faculty, and Professional employees; Employee immigration; Security back up for State, Research Foundation, OSC and Civil Service.

Diane Howard

Database Consultant 
Create and maintain accurate databases for various Administrative departments. Timely, accurately and professionally respond to ad hoc information requests. Serve as Project Lead on the publication of the Campus Directory. Assist in the implementation/roll-out of FREDtraining.

Susan Murphy

EAP Coordinator
Confidentially serving Fredonia employees, retirees, and their families by assessing their personal needs and providing referrals to appropriate professional resource providers.  EAP also offers wellness opportunities to all employees throughout the year.  To hear about upcoming wellness events, contact your Coordinator ( and ask to join the EAP listserv.

Leah Betts

Office Assistant 3 - Personnel
Workers' Compensation administration; consult on all aspects of Interview Exchange and HireRight; assist in updating campus directory/People Finder, verify honorarium requests; assist in the maintenance of SUNY HR; maintenance of SUNY HR; assist with HR web page maintenance; part-time adjunct pre-employment screening; recruitment advertising; manage online compliance training courses in WeComply.

Karen Riedesel

Office Assistant 1
Assist with all aspects of Interview Exchange; and maintenance of SUNY HR; distribute and record canvas letters for classified vacancies; assist with HR web page maintenance; SEFA reporting.

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