Human Resources

Welcome to the Office of Human Resources at Athens State University. Whether you are searching for a job, researching your benefits, or updating your payroll records, we are here to help you. This web site provides employees and job seekers the information you need about human resources at Athens State University.

Mission Statement
The Office of Human Resources supports the mission of the University by fostering an environment that attracts, cultivates, and retains a talented and competitive workforce. In addition to providing services in the areas of employment, compensation, employee relations, training, and benefits, the Office is responsible for compliance with laws and regulations governing human resources. Through dedicated staff and advanced technology applications, the Office is committed to the accomplishment of the following goals:

  1. provide leadership and guidance in the development, implementation, and administration of human resources policies and procedures
  2. build collaborative partnerships at all levels of the University to assist organizational units and employees meet their functional responsibilities
  3. provide services with the highest quality standards
  4. comply with federal and state laws and regulatory agencies
Adjunct Employment New Adjunct Set-Up, E-Verify Nancy Morgan
AAP / AAR Completion of the Annual Assessment Plan and the Annual Assessment Report Nancy Morgan
Classification Compensation New Position Grading, Reclassification of Existing Position, Staff Salary Plan, Market Data Research, Job Descriptions, Employment Agreements & Salary Notifications, Letters of Appointment Jerrie Smith
Nancy Morgan
Employee Relations Advice and Assistance Regarding Performance, Attendance, Personal Conflicts, Workplace Issues, Retirement Counseling, New Employee Orientation Jerrie Smith
Suzanne Sims
Family Medical Leave Act Compliance, Completing Forms Nancy Morgan
Suzanne Sims
HR Forms Website Content Form Creation Updating, Website, University, University Web Directory Nancy Morgan
Phyllis Claxton
HRIS – Banner New Employee Set-Up, New Position Set-Up, Assignment Payment Entry, Payroll Reconciliation, Self-Service Banner; Banner HR Access Jerrie Smith
Insurance PEEHIP, Retirement, Educator Benefits, Insurance, RSA-1 Jerrie Smith
Leave Compliance, Submission and Posting of Forms Nancy Morgan
Jerrie Smith
Notary Public Notary Public Services Phyllis Claxton
Suzanne Sims
Organizational Charts Responsible for keeping updated for all departments Nancy Morgan
Part-Time/Temporary Employment Temporary Staff Employment Jerrie Smith
Suzanne Sims
Performance Evaluations Performance Evaluation Annual Process Management Suzanne Sims
Policy Administration Research for Creation of New Policies, Existing Policies/Practices Updates and Revisions Jerrie Smith
Suzanne Sims
Reporting HR State, Federal, and General Campus Reporting including bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting, as well as daily on-demand report requests Jerrie Smith
Nancy Morgan
Service Awards Awards, Programs, Set-up Phyllis Claxton
Staff/Faculty Employment Online Employment System, New Postings, Adjunct Postings/Pools, Search Protocol, Advertising, Interview Requests/Approvals, Hiring Proposals, Promotional Opportunities, Background Checks, Onboarding, E-Verify, Department of Labor, Verification of Employment Phyllis Claxton
Student Employment New Hires, Supervisor Training, Offer Letters, Performance Evaluations, Progressive Discipline, Temporary Hired, Timesheet Information Phyllis Claxton
Training Initiatives Harassment & Discrimination Training, Diversity Training, Title IX (Jerrie), Jerrie Smith
Suzanne Sims
Tuition Waivers for Employees and Dependents Policy Compliance, Completing Forms Phyllis Claxton
Nancy Morgan
Wellness Screenings & Events Scheduling, Compliance Suzanne Sims

Contact Information

Office of Human Resources
Founders Hall
(256)216-3311 or

Employment Assistance/Inquiries

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm