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While each member of the human resources staff is trained to answer your general questions, specific staff administer particular benefit plans and programs. If you are unsure as to whom to contact, please call either of the main numbers below and your call will be directed accordingly.

(413) 585-2260
(413) 585-2270

Office of Human Resources
Smith College
30 Belmont Avenue
Northampton, MA 01063

Avril Russell

Administrative Assistant

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Sick leave bank coordinator, recognition, degree verification, CORI/background screening checks and name changes.

Irisneri Alicea Flores

HR Assistant

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General employment inquiries, I-9s and new employment paperwork, records retention and general administrative support.

Jenny Silver

Assistant Director

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Employee and labor relations, staff grievances, management of employment policies/recruitment and organizational assessments.

Kate Harrington

HR Specialist

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Worker compensation administration, medical leaves, learning & development, and supporting the Associate Vice President for Human Resources.

Kevin Kerwood

Associate Director

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Benefits administration and total compensation.

Larry Hunt

Associate Vice President for Human Resources

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General human resources and administrative services leadership, research, planning, policy development/implementation, staff grievances and employee/labor relations.

Lynda Dallapegorara

HR Coordinator

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General employment inquiries, Banner Human Resource records, unemployment management, leaves (all but medical), accrued leave balance information and maintenance Banner Web leave reports, Banner Web pins and Arrivals, Departures and Transfers.

Lynn Cocco

HR Specialist

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Tuition benefits administration, flex spending accounts, life and long term disability, COBRA, Employee Assistance Program, compensation, budgets and compliance.

Serena Harris

HR Specialist, Recruitment

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Staffing and recruitment administration, recruitment consulting, temporary hiring, job advertisements and summer employment program.

Susan Rice

HR Technology Specialist

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Database queries for reports and audits, annual federal reports (IPEDS, AAUP, AAP), database procedure analysis, Banner feature/revision testing, data custodian for HRBAR and Banner, HR website and staff handbook and technical liaison between HR and AT/ITS.

Tina Benoit

HR Specialist

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New employee benefits enrollment, health insurance, dental insurance, retirement administration, compliance and health and dependent care subsidies.