SPH HR Transformation


Dear SPH Community,

As many of you are already aware, the University has mandated that we change the way we organize HR services within schools to a less distributed model than we have traditionally had in SPH. This is part of the business process changes that are necessary to accommodate the new Enterprise Resource Planning system, ConnectCarolina, to manage HR and finance. ConnectCarolina will go live for HR and finance at the beginning of next calendar year.

We have been working with the Office of Human Resources and our department chairs, business managers and HR staff to prepare a new HR service delivery model for implementation effective July 01, 2013.  The School’s new HR service structure will include 3 HR Service Centers to provide service for SPH supervisors and employees.  We are recruiting for an HR Department Services Manager to assist the clusters with their work.  The SPH HR Service Centers are:

  • Biostatistics/Epidemiology HR Service Center- to be primarily serviced by Vera Bennett located in the Biostatistics department and Sharon Sullivan located in Epidemiology. They will back each other up to insure continuous service.


  • Environmental Sciences & Engineering including CEHS/Health Policy and Management/Nutrition HR Service Center –  to be primarily serviced by Karen Capps and Janet Scearce located in 126 Rosenau.


  • Central Administrative Units/Health Behavior/Maternal Child Health/NCIPH-Public Health Leadership HR Service Center- to be primarily serviced by Abbey McLennan located in 213 Rosenau.

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Over the next several months, SPH HR staff, Annette Raines and Linda Mitchell, will see their duties transition as we are required to dedicate SPH staff for additional reviews, audit, training and communication due to organizational change mandated by the Office of Human Resources and the implementation of ConnectCarolina. Annette and Linda will continue to be the lead support for the SPH APT committee, chair searches and reviews as well as provide back up support for all areas.

We believe this organizational change will result in higher quality HR service for all SPH supervisors and their employees.  Like any major organizational change, there could be a few bumps during the next few months of transition.  We will do all we can to minimize any negative impact to our employees. Please contact Charlotte Nunez-Wolff should you have problems that need resolution.