Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Erica L Hanson
Title: Human Resources Associate
Mailing address:
1816 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Office address:
Address mailcode: 652
Office room:
Location: Forbes Natural History Building
Phone: 217-333-6897
Fax: 217-244-0802

  • Advise staff on human resource issues such as: benefits, professional and hourly searches, FLSA, safety, adherence to policy and procedure, payroll issues, personal issues that may interfere with work, workplace accidents, etc. for approximately 300 staff combined between INHS and ISTC.
  • Function as a consultant to all constituencies within the organization, providing guidance and/or problem resolution for highly sensitive and unique human resource-related matters including disciplinary actions and terminations.
  • Ensure that activities and services adequately meet the business and/or operational needs of the university.
  • Develop, implement and maintain policies and programs that support the values and culture of the organization.
  • Participate in determining long and short-range goals and objectives of overall human resources program and represents HR on university/agency planning committees. 
Message to students:
Nominated for the Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award, 2011.
Professional affiliations:
Assistant Editor - Journal of Orthoptera Research - 2012
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Professional society involvement and activities:
Member - Society for Human Resource Management

Member - The Secretariat (a professional administrative and philanthropic group on the campus of the University of Illinois)



Western Kentucky University

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Illinois Natural History Survey

1816 South Oak Street, MC 652
Champaign, IL 61820

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