Who to Contact

Quick Guide

Human Resources Responsibilities

May this guide you through your relationship with the Bemidji State University human resources team.

  • Megan Zothman, Chief Human Resources Officer 
  • Carol Hess, Human Resources Benefits Specialist 
  • Ashleigh Haugen, Human Resources Specialist 
  • Teresa Hanson, Human Resources Staffing Specialist
  • Debra Peterson, Interim Assistant to the President for Affirmative Action & Accreditation

 

NOTE: If the primary contact is not available, please contact one of the other HR staff members for assistance.

BENEFITS:
Employee Question / Issue Primary Contact
Americans with Disabilities Act / Reasonable Accommodations Debra Peterson at Debra.Peterson@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-4121
Employee Assistance Program Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
Employee Wellness Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
Health Insurance Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
Leave Balances Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
Open Enrollment Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
Other Benefits Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
Retirement Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
Tuition Waiver Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
Worker’s Compensation Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
PAYROLL:
Employee Question / Issue Primary Contact
Direct Deposit Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
Employee Self-Service Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
Employment Verifications Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
E-timesheets Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
Leave Processing Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
Paychecks/Paystubs Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
Records Management Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
Vacation Donation Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
JOB CLASSIFICATION & SALARY PLACEMENT:
Employee Question / Issue Primary Contact
Administrator Salary Decisions Ashleigh Haugen at Ashleigh.Haugen@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2084
Faculty Credentialing Ashleigh Haugen at Ashleigh.Haugen@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2084
Faculty Salary Placement Ashleigh Haugen at Ashleigh.Haugen@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2084
Faculty Teaching and Learning Competency Requirements Ashleigh Haugen at Ashleigh.Haugen@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2084
Job Audits Ashleigh Haugen at Ashleigh.Haugen@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2084
Position Descriptions Ashleigh Haugen at Ashleigh.Haugen@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2084
Staff Salary Decisions Ashleigh Haugen at Ashleigh.Haugen@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2084
DIVERSITY:
Employee Question / Issue Primary Contact
1.B 1 Processing/Questions Debra Peterson at Debra.Peterson@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-4121
Affirmative Action and EEO Debra Peterson at Debra.Peterson@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-4121
Training and Awareness Debra Peterson at Debra.Peterson@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-4121
EMPLOYEE AND LABOR RELATIONS:
Employee Question / Issue Primary Contact
Advising on Disciplinary Action Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
Coaching Employees Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
Coaching Supervisors Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
Data Practices Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
Grievances Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
Investigations Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
Legal Compliance Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
Mandatory Training Enrollment Ashleigh Haugen at Ashleigh.Haugen@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2084
Performance Review Process Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
Respectful Workplace Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
Seniority Roster – IFO Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
Seniority Roster – MSCF Ashleigh Haugen at Ashleigh.Haugen@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2084
Seniority Rosters – Staff Ashleigh Haugen at Ashleigh.Haugen@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2084
Union Contract Interpretation Any Human Resources staff member
Workplace Violence Prevention Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
SEARCH PROCESS:
Employee Question / Issue Primary Contact
Diversity in Hiring Teresa Hanson at Teresa.Hanson@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2501
Job Postings Teresa Hanson at Teresa.Hanson@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2501
Overall Recruitment Process Teresa Hanson at Teresa.Hanson@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2501
Search Committee Advising Teresa Hanson at Teresa.Hanson@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2501
Search Committee Training Teresa Hanson at Teresa.Hanson@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2501
TALENT MANAGEMENT:
Employee Question / Issue Primary Contact
Change Management Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
Department Structure Ashleigh Haugen at Ashleigh.Haugen@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2084
Employee Engagement/Recognition Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
Employee Offboarding Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
Employee Onboarding Ashleigh Haugen at Ashleigh.Haugen@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2084
Employee Retention Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
Leadership Succession Planning Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
Ongoing Training and Development Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
Organizational Development and Coaching Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
Orientation Ashleigh Haugen at Ashleigh.Haugen@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2084
Staff Development/Committee Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
Succession Planning Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
Supervisor and Leadership Development Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
OTHER:
Employee Question / Issue Primary Contact
Public Data Requests Megan Zothman at Megan.Zothman@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2502
HR Website Maintenance Ashleigh Haugen at Ashleigh.Haugen@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2084
Personnel Files Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445
Tech I.D. and State I.D. Carol Hess at Carol.Hess@bemidjistate.edu or 218-755-2445

NOTE: If the primary contact is not available, please contact one of the other HR staff members for assistance.