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Denise Bogart PhD

Director, Human Resources

Denise is responsible for the overall administration of the Office of IFAS Human Resources. She consults with administrators regarding all human resource matters involving faculty such as tenure, promotion, and permanent status; recruitment and hiring; policy development; investigation of performance issues and disciplinary actions; and Federal and State retirement education and counseling. She serves as the IFAS liaison with the UF Provost’s Office, University General Counsel, and the Vice President, UF Human Resource Services. Denise also serves as the IFAS civil rights officer. 

Susan H. Hudson

Associate Director, Human Resources

Susan is responsible for the all personnel actions (new hires, annual contracts, resignations, retirements, etc.) for faculty, staff (TEAMS and USPS), temporary employees (OPS), and graduate students.  She handles tenure, permanent status, and promotion actions and related policies and processes for faculty.  She reviews and processes staff position descriptions, and reviews, updates, and disseminates operational policies and procedures.  Susan serves as liaison with academic affairs, the graduate school, and the UF Office of Human Resource Services. She maintains the electronic personnel database for UF/IFAS and the IFAS electronic directory.

Leticia V. Forster

Manager, Employee Relations - Office of Human Resource Services - IFAS Satellite Office

Leticia is responsible for coordination of disciplinary actions for IFAS staff (USPS and TEAMS) employees, counsels supervisors regarding employee performance or conduct issues, and assists with related correspondence. She interprets UF policies and regulations relative to standards for performance.  Leticia investigates disciplinary situations involving staff, and counsels employees who have received discipline regarding their rights of appeal or grievance.  She also assists employees and supervisors with collective bargaining issues and grievances.

Harriett Y. Davis

Human Resources Specialist II

Harriett handles the processing of all personnel actions for faculty, staff (TEAMS and USPS), and temporary (OPS) appointments.  She processes all graduate student appointments, and reviews and processes all post-doctoral appointments.  Harriett handles and resolves payroll problems.

Kathy J. Higgs

Employee Relations Specialist I - Office of Human Resource Services - IFAS Satellite Office

Kathy is responsible for all benefits enrollment for state (non-federal) faculty and staff (TEAMS and USPS), including changes to existing coverage’s related to beneficiaries and dependents.  Kathy serves as the main resource person for IFAS employees for all UF fringe benefit programs.  Additionally, Kathy assists the Employee Relations Manager with employee relations issues related to UF staff (TEAMS, USPS, OPS) and coordinates the probationary follow-up program for IFAS staff.

Janet Malphurs

Administrative Specialist III

Janet handles a broad range of faculty and staff services working in partnership with other campus departments, IFAS unit leaders, and Center Directors. Areas of responsibility: Assist with tenure, promotion and third year progress assessment processes; provide guidance and support to the IFAS 9 month faculty initiative; provide training to faculty and staff on various HR related topics; and support the Graduate Assistantship and Post Doc employment processes.

Katie Davison

Administrative Specialist III, Immigration Compliance

Katie manages the Immigration Compliance Program within IFAS. This includes review and submission of all immigration paperwork in support of IFAS faculty hires. Review letter of offer, collect necessary supporting documents, and working with Immigration Services, submit appropriate H1-B, TN, ON, and permanent residency applications. Additionally, she provides expertise and support to the IFAS Research Dean’s Office of International Services and Support regarding immigration and employment in foreign countries as well as providing support to the graduate assistant program and the OPS program within IFAS.

Dana L. LeCuyer

Human Resources Specialist II

Dana assists with faculty recruitment and provides leadership and assistance to search and screening committees for state and county extension positions.  Oversees all county extension job positions and works closely with applicants to ensure they meet all requirements.  Dana is also responsible for advertising positions and maintaining Web Sites, and serves as a member of the office support team.

Dana assists the office by serving as the backup to the office receptionist.  Answer phones, greet visitors, files, copy, scan, delivery and pickup on campus. 

Marie Thomas

Administrative Support Assistant III

Marie provides secretarial and administrative support to the director; coordinates internal and external contacts and communications for the director; arranges meetings, conferences, and interviews; and serves as the contact for the IFAS Human Resources Web Site.  She is responsible for printing and distributing the printed version of the IFAS Directory.  She also manages unit requests for retirement plaques for faculty and staff. Marie is responsible for the coordination of numerous human resource committee activities.