HR Happenings

May 2016











~Shingles vaccinations
Alumni Hall



~Title IX Training
130 Alumni Hall
1130am - 130pm







~Title IX Training
130 Alumni Hall
9am - 11am


130 Alumni Hall
9am - 4pm





Alumni Boardroom


Alumni Boardroom







~Memorial Day




~Title IX Training
130 Alumni Hall
10am - 12pm








2015 Giving Tree news blurb

2015 Holiday Decorating Contest news blurb

Mental Health Wellness Fair news blurb
HR scholarship 2015
2015 Employee Picnic
Click the link for the recipe:
Apple Custard Dessert

Employee Picnic 2015-1a Employee Picnic 2015-2a Employee Picnic 2015-3a Employee Picnic 2015-4a Employee Picnic 2015-5a Employee Picnic 2015-6 Employee Picnic 2015-7a Employee Picnic 2015-8a Employee Picnic 2015-9a Employee Picnic 2015-10 Employee Picnic 2015-11a Employee Picnic 2015-12a Employee Picnic 2015-13a Cornhole winners 2015b   

Project: Equality

"This Is What A Feminist Looks Like Campaign"

This Is What A Feminist Looks Like - T-shirt Campaign!  Project Equality is being sponsored by SGA, SAFE, The President's Commission on the Status of Women, The PASSHE Women's Consortium, and the Mansfield University Human Resources Department.  Our mission is to invite over 400 Mansfield University students/faculty/staff to wear a "This is what a feminist looks like" t-shirt on Wednesday, March 25th.  The purpose of this event is to reduce the negative stigma that surrounds the work "Feminist".


Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation Day 2015

Thanks to everyone who came to enjoy cake and coffee and mingling on Friday March 6th!

Annual Service Recognition Program

The Annual Service Recognition Celebration will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm in the Manser Hall North Dining Room. This event will be our 36th year to honor employees who have served Mansfield University for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 & 35 years. Those employees who have retired within the last year or will be retiring this summer will also be recognized.

This celebration includes the Employee of the Year and Spotlight Award presentations. Please take a moment to nominate a co-worker and/or department that you feel exemplifies the Creed, demonstrates leadership and supports the Strategic Objectives of the University. Nominations are due by March 6, 2015.

2015 Employee of the Year Nomination Form

2015 Spotlight Award Nomination Form


Thank you to everyone who helped us decorate our Giving Tree with mittens and hats for area children. We collected 60 items to donate!

Giving Tree 2014A

Wendi Route - 3 Inches of Snow Winner Annual 2014 Winter Contests winners Eric Barnett - Below 14 Winner

The "First Three Inches of Snow" winner was Wendi Route! She correctly predicted our first three inches of snow on November 26th. 

The "14 Degrees or Below" winner was Eric Barnett! He correctly predicted temperatures would fall below 14 degrees on November 19th.

Congratulations and Think Spring!!!!!



Door decorating contest winners

We had some very creative decorating ideas based on our theme "Candyland"
for our annual holiday decorating contest.

*Congratulations to Andee Dunham, the winner of this years contest Andee1

Also, congratulations to:

*Second place winner, Frank Crofchick Frank1     

*Third place winner Tanya Reese IMG_0351

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's event helping make Mansfield University a very special place this holiday season!

IMG_0400 IMG_0392 Candyland2 IMG_0349 IMG_0374 IMG_0367 IMG_0366 Candyland1 IMG_0362 IMG_0350Candyland3 IMG_0397 IMG_0396 

A special thank you to the OFFICIAL JUDGES; Eric Barnett, Amber Cloke, & Jenny Palmatier! IMG_0346


Page break 1

The Human Resources 2nd Annual Turkey Gobble Off was a success!

Turkey Gobble poster 2014 2014 Gobble contest

Becca Culver was the student winner for the second year in a row!
Cliff Wiles was the employee winner!

Congratulations to both winners and thank you to all who participated or came out to show your support!

Page break 1

 Mental Wellness logo

Please click the image above for additional information. We hope to see you there!

Page break 1

As announced in your Fall/Winter 2014 Open Enrollment newsletter, ADP Consumer Health and Spending Account Services (ADP) will begin administering your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) program, effective January 1, 2015.
Due to the transition to ADP, there will be a blackout period from November 29, 2014 to December 28, 2014. During this timeframe, no claims can be submitted for reimbursement, and no payments will be paid to providers/participants by WageWorks or ADP. Here is additional information that you should review in order to better understand what is happening.
Please contact Michelle Holbein for further information or to answer any questions you may have.

Page break 1
Carry the Weight campaign

"Carry That Weight"carry-that-weight

 Students nationwide lifted mattresses around campuses to help sexual assault survivors "Carry That Weight". Here at Mansfield University, members of Human Resources and Multicultural Affairs signed the mattress to show their support of this important message. 

Click the link to the right if you'd like to read more about this Day of Action!


Page break 1

The Women's Center has been working on some great programming for students and staff alike. The most recent was The Red Flag Campaign. Stop by the Women's Center to check out their bulletin board with all the red flags.

Red Flag 4 Red Flag 2

Page break 1

Be on the lookout for these upcoming events:

Mental Health Wellness Fair co-sponsored with the AHD department will be held on Wednesday, November 12th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Alumni Hall 307. More information will be coming out soon but mark your calendars for this great program!
Know your Numbers Wellness Screening for PEBTF employees is happening on Tuesday, November 18th. Over 140 employees have already signed up and the screening is full. If you are a PEBTF employee and still need to sign up for a screening, please contact Michelle Holbein at and she will let you know what you need to do.
The 2014 Giving Tree Project will be coming - we plan on having our tree up before Thanksgiving. When you go shopping on "Black Friday" pick up an extra pair of mittens/gloves and a hat or scarf. We hope to beat our 2013 record of over 100 items! Thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness and willingness to give!
The annual Holiday Decorating contest theme will be announced soon! Start thinking about decorations and ideas. Judging will take place on Wednesday, December 10th! Scroll down to the bottom of this page for last years winners.

 Page break 1 

SECA 2014 The annual State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) finished on Friday, October 31, 2014. We raised $6,115 from Mansfield University employees to be donated to charities close to their heart. 

Thank you to everyone who chose to donate.

You are heroes!

Page break 1



Carmen Wood co-hosted the program "Believe in Yourself" with Judi Brayer as a result of attending a 2013 PASSHE Women's Consortium Leadership institute.

This program was held on Tuesday, October 14th with over 60 attendees (mostly Freshmen Females).



 Page break 1

The 2014 Mansfield University Employee Picnic was held on Tuesday, July 29th, hosted by President and Mrs. Hendricks. Employees and student workers were invited to come and enjoy a picnic lunch and a variety of games and activities. The photo album can be viewed HERE!


10 Employees participated in our Annual Bake-Off contest. First prize was awarded to Colleen Devine for her Banana Split Cobbler! Second and third prizes were awarded to Annette Mase and Jan Yoder for their respective desserts: Chocolate Nut Raspberry Pie and Lemon Delight. Click HERE for a complete listing of all the Bake-Off entries and recipes!

Thank you to everyone who came out and a special thank you to the Facilities and Grounds crew for assisting with the set up and tear down as well as those who offered their services during the event!

Page break 1

click here for full list of activities

 We had a successful Take Your Child To Work Day!

More than 70 children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews of MU employees enjoyed a full day on campus.  They were kept busy learning about bee keeping, taking a yoga class, being a campus chef, growing a plant, hearing ghost stories, and many other topics which Mansfield faculty, staff, and retirees provided. The day ended at Decker Gymnasium where the kids were able to chose from swimming, soccer, and field hockey.  They even received a treasure bag filled with goodies!

Thank you to ALL of the volunteers who guided children around campus.  Thank you to the presenters who taught the children a little something while they were here. Finally, thank you to the parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles who brought the children and enjoyed lunch with them!



 Phone pics 042814 411     TYCTWD 8 TYCTWD 11

TYCTWD 1 TYCTWD 7     Phone pics 042814 417



Page break 1 

Annual Service Recognition Celebration

 The annual Service Recognition Celebration was held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in Manser Hall North Dining Room. This event was our 35th year to honor employees who have served Mansfield University for 10, 15, 20, 25, & 30 years. Those employees who have retired within the last year or will be retiring this summer were also recognized.


EOY-Felondis-webWe also celebrated Tammy Felondis who was named Employee of the Year. The Employee Recognition Committee selected Tammy, Director of Budget Planning, after a campus-wide nomination process. 
Peggy Dettwiler, Professor of Music, Gretchen Sechrist, Associate Professor of Psychology, Janeen Sheehe, Professor and Chair of the Health Science Department, and Jessica Trump, Director and Chair of TRiO Student Support Services, were also finalists for the honor

Among the comments made on the nominations Tammy received were, “For the past 24 years Tammy has been a dedicated employee of Mansfield University, with service throughout the campus including Human Resources and Finance and Administration…She has assisted with various interim positions including Interim Director of Purchasing and Interim V.P. for Finance and Administration…Tammy readily volunteers for various ‘extracurricular activities’ including commencement and move-in days.”




Spotlight-Health-Sciences-webThe Health Sciences Department received the Spotlight Award, which is given annually to a department that exemplifies the four facets of the Mansfield Creed: Character, Scholarship, Culture and Service. The winner was decided after a campus-wide nomination process.

The Health Sciences Department encompasses the Community Health, Nursing, Nutrition, Radiological Technology, Respiratory Technology and Safety Management programs.

The nomination concluded by saying, “With its major contributions and readily apparent commitment to the success of Mansfield University, its students and community, the Health Sciences Department is an especially worthy recipient of the 2014 Spotlight Award.”



 The MU Concert Choir, conducted by Peggy Dettwiler, provided entertainment. Music students Sarah Polinski and Heather Sitek also provided musical accompaniment during the luncheon. Karen Russell gave the welcome on behalf of the Mansfield University Council of Trustees.

In his closing remarks, MU President Fran Hendricks praised all those honored and thanked them for their service to Mansfield. “People often ask me to define excellence,” he said. “I would tell them that that excellence is in this room”

Congratulations to those who were honored!

Page break 1

 Put a Spring in your Step logo

Spring 2014 Wellness Program
April 1 - April 30, 2014

36 employees and spouses/significant others participated in the Spring Wellness Program!  

Thank you to everyone who participated, hopefully this jump started your exercise for the summer!

Page break 1 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 
Strut you stuff pic2

We have some wonderful and amazing talent on our campus!

Several employees offered a raffle with some of their items - below are the raffles and the list of winners:

Renee Potters Chocolate Mocha cake - won by Gardy Domenech in the Mailroom
Connie Blacks Hot Pepper Jelly - won by Steve Getgen in Facilities
Connie Blacks Sweet Pickles - won by Carolynn Ives in Facilities
Marilyn and Cliff Wiles Peaches and Maple Syrup - won by Colleen Devine in the Mailroom
Lee Wrights Honey - won by Curt Tofts in Accounting
Lee Wrights Creamed Honey - won by Dot Rakoski in Student Accounts

Congratulations to the winners and thank you again to the employees who showed their crafts!

Strut Your Stuff room1


 SYS pic5          SYS pic6

SYS pic2 SYS pic10

SYS pic3 SYS pic4

SYS pic7 SYS pic9

SYS pic13 SYS pic14 

SYS pic15 SYS pic16

SYS pic8 SYS pic17

SYS pic23 SYS pic22

SYS pic21 SYS pic20

SYS pic18 SYS pic19

Page break 1


People Admin

HR is "live" with a new & improved Applicant Tracking System as of February 1st.

Some major improvements are:

  • Applicant friendly application process
  • Search and open position progress monitoring for hiring managers
  • For the Search Team
    • Automatic initial minimum qualification review
    • Customizable question banks
    • Optional built in matrix to automatically rank applicants
  • Integration with Job Target advertising hub
    • Streamlined process
    • Access to analytical reporting
    • Access to specialized advertising
    • Cost savings

Search Teams, Hiring Managers, and Department Chairs will learn more about this in the near future!


website border




The Giving Tree

Thank you to everyone who donated to The Giving Tree.  Over 100 items were collected and donated to Tioga County Human Services who will be adding them to the local children's gift boxes to distribute for Christmas. They were very appreciative and thankful for our donations. These gifts of warmth will make a difference with many local families this holiday season. Thank you!



Annual Holiday Decorating Contest 2013

1st Place employee winner Beth McClure with student Katie Muirhead -
located in Retan Center

1st Place winner for students - Megan Miller and Ashley Inman

Additional Entrants

Andee Dunham

Ashley Wray

Carmen Wood

Nichole Lefelhoc

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's event. You made Mansfield University even more festive!