UCI Human Resources


Our Vision: Empower People Success by establishing UCI as the leader in effective labor and employee relations.

The Workforce Relations team serves as a trusted partner to management, staff and human resource professionals regarding questions, conflicts and issues that arise in the workplace. The Workforce Relations team leads these services and strategies for the UCI campus and Health communities.

  • Expertise in creation and interpretation of workforce policies and procedures.
  • Negotiation, interpretation and administration of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Consult on and conduct thorough and objective workplace investigations.
  • Interpretation of key state and federal labor laws and regulations.
  • Collaborative approach to deliver proactive and strategic service to the UCI community.
  • Provide strategic and practical guidance on labor and employee relations issues.
  • Work closely with managers and HR professionals to understand the unique needs and objectives of each business unit.


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Sr. Director

Leslie Kleiman

AFSCME Article 5 Compliance

Vincent Oberst, Workforce Relations Specialist


Jeff Hughes, Workforce Relations Manager
Andrea Milton, Workforce Relations Consultant
Letty Chavez, Workforce Relations Consultant

HR Investigations

Mycah Lee, Lead Investigator
Tanisha Willoughby, Investigator and Consultant

HR Policy and Compliance

Joan Mountain, HR Policy & Compliance Specialist

Leaves Team

Trisha Schnaithmann, Leaves Administration Manager
Katie Dizdarevic, Leaves Administration Lead
Laura Cardona, Leave of Absence Specialist
Fern Ellis, Leave of Absence Specialist
Brent Gardner, Leave of Absence Specialist
Melissa Moffat, Leave of Absence Specialist
Charlene Muro, Leave of Absence Specialist
D’borah Shaw, Leave of Absence Specialist
Clara Yoo, Leave of Absence Specialist
Ana Rabia, Payroll & Leaves Specialist
Wendy Pawling, Disability Management Specialist

Workforce Relations Coordinator

Alice Martinez