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Mrs. Tamara Wade

Mrs. Tamara Wade

Position: Interim Director of Human Resources
Office: Richards Hall 228
Phone: 706-507-8919
Email: wade_tamara@columbusstate.edu

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the daily operations of the Office of Human Resources.
Ms. Dana McCarter

Ms. Dana McCarter

Position: Human Resources Assistant
Office: Richards Hall 228
Phone: 706-507-8921
Email: mccarter_dana@columbusstate.edu

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • General HR Assistance
  • Front Desk Operations
  • Full-time faculty/staff pre-employment processes and recruitment
  • Compliance and Ethics training
  • PSLF Certifications
  • Notary
Mrs. Tara Beard

Mrs. Tara Beard

Position: Human Resources Specialist
Office: Richards Hall 228
Phone: 706-507-8925
Email: beard_tara@columbusstate.edu

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Student Employment
  • Part-time Faculty/Staff pre-employment processes and recruitment
  • Notary
  • Request email accounts
Ms. Venus Frank

Ms. Venus Frank

Position: Human Resources Generalist / TAP Coordinator
Office: Richards Hall 228
Phone: 706-507-8924
Email: frank_venus@columbusstate.edu

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • TAP
  • Visa and H-1B Processing
  • Shared Sick Leave Program
  • Leave
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • New Hire Orientations
Ms. Victoria Cantrell

Ms. Lauren Cantrell

Position: HRIS Coordinator
Office: Richards Hall 228
Phone: 706-507-8922
Email: cantrell_victoria@columbusstate.edu

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • OneUSG System Accuracy and Related Issues
  • DocuSign
  • Manager Self Service Assistance
  • Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Transfers and Dual Appointment Processing
Mrs. Maya Shakoor

Mrs. Maya Shakoor

Position: Payroll Coordinator
Office: Richards Hall 228
Phone: 706-507-8929
Email: shakoor_maya@columbusstate.edu

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for processing all University payrolls
  • OneUSG Time and Absence Management and Assistance
  • Submits Garnishments and Requests to Shared Services
Ms. Donna McKenzie

Ms. Donna McKenzie

Position: Payroll Accountant
Office: Richards Hall 228
Phone: 706-507-8928
Email: mckenzie_donna@columbusstate.edu

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Accounts reconciliation
  • Full time faculty/staff offboarding
  • TRS certifications
  • Assists with payroll processing