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The information presented on this website is intended for CNS Human Resource contacts as a guide to University and CNS policies for Administrative & Professional (A&P), Classified, Student, and University Affiliate positions.

The College of Natural Sciences Human Resources office provides human resources administratrion and assistance to the Dean's Office and CNS departments/ORUs, and provides resources for department contacts who manage HR processes within the College.

Our general responsibilities include

Dean's Office

  • Provide all aspects of human resource functions
    • Post and monitor job vacancies
    • Participate in selection committees for recruitments
    • Employee relations
    • Onboarding/offboarding of staff and student employees
    • Coordination of performance management
    • Manage the timekeeping system
    • Maintain Dean's office personnel files

CNS Departments and Centers

  • Participation in the Workday conversion and rollout; support for departments
  • Review of electronic business processes for adherence to UT policies and College guidelines
  • Assisting with recruitment as needed
  • Monitoring compliance with UT policies concerning work authorization, background checks, and required University compliance training
  • Analyzing and reporting information for management decision-making
  • Review and coordination of personnel action forms, and other forms requiring Dean approval
  • Providing consultation and assistance pertaining to employee relations
  • Ad hoc training to departmental and center HR contacts on university and CNS policies and procedures, and use of human resource systems
  • Communicating information related to UT and CNS policies to department contacts

CNS HR Staff

Patty Romano
Assistant Director
512-232-4409
patty.romano@austin.utexas.edu

Erin Parr
Senior HR Coordinator
512-475-7581
erin.parr@austin.utexas.edu

Lauren Benson
Human Resource Coordinator
512-232-1726
lauren.benson@austin.utexas.edu

Heather Kelly
Human Resource Coordinator
(512) 232-0870
hkelly@austin.utexas.edu

Send supporting documentation for HR actions to: personnel@cns.utexas.edu