Date: March 14, 2014
To: All Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Staff, Faculty and Administrators - Stratford Locations
From: Vivian Fernández
Vice President for Faculty & Staff Resources
Re: IMPORTANT INFORMATION Regarding Restructuring of HR Functions for RBHS Stratford

As we continue to make progress toward effectively integrating the new Rutgers, I am reaching out to you to provide an update regarding changes made to streamline University Human Resources business processes and restructure service delivery. These changes are designed to improve the employee experience and reduce response times, while creating consistency across the university.

Benefits Questions

Employees with benefits questions should reach out to the benefits hotline – (848) 932-3990 – or email benefits representatives via the general inbox. Benefits representatives will be available via the hotline or general email inbox to assist employees with general State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) and retirement program inquiries, to make changes to benefits enrollment on the basis of a defined life event (, to assist employees with non-State benefits questions, and to support the university during the annual open enrollment period.  Benefits enrollment forms can be emailed to the benefits general email inbox or faxed to (732) 932-6208.

New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation will be held on the Rutgers-Camden campus. New Employees will receive a communication from HR Staff, advising them of the date, time and location of the orientation session. During orientation, new benefits-eligible employees will be able to enroll in the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) and applicable retirement plan. The RU-Camden Human Resources staff will work with the appropriate benefits representatives to facilitate enrollment for new eligible employees in units associated with RBHS-Stratford.

HR Generalist Support

Employees submitting requests for leaves of absence, and departments, schools and units seeking assistance with recruitment and review of applications will contact the following assigned HR representatives:

  • Katelyn Spadaccini,, (973) 972-6649, fax: (973) 972-4674
    • Katelyn will be responsible for assisting the School of Health-Related Professions (SHRP), Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) and Central Administration
  • So Yun Park,, (732) 235-9409, fax: (732) 235-9424
    • So Yun will be responsible for assisting the School of Public Health (SPH), and the Rutgers School of Nursing

Faculty Background Checks

Academic departments with requests for faculty background checks will contact the following assigned Senior Human Resources Generalists:

  • Linda Groce,, (973) 972-5977, fax: (973) 972-4674
    • Linda is responsible for supporting SHRP and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
  • Mila Gendrano,, (732) 235-9407, fax: (732) 235-9424
    • Mila is responsible for supporting SPH and the Rutgers School of Nursing

Employment Applications (in person)

Employment applications may be submitted in person at the Rutgers-Camden Human Resources office at Armitage Hall ( The Rutgers-Camden Human Resources office is open daily Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.  Drop-in visits will be accommodated on an availability basis.  If you need to meet with an HR representative, we encourage you to schedule an appointment in advance.

Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to consolidate and streamline HR functions and services for the Stratford RBHS community.  If you have any questions regarding the reorganization, please contact my staff at UHR at (848) 932-3020.