Employment Services Staff Listing

Laura Baril

Laura Baril

Administrative Aide

906-487-2280
labaril@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Customer service and administrative support to Employment Services.

Catherine Burns

Manager, Staff Employment

Specialties

  • Serves as the department representative for the areas within Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement, and MTRI to collaborate for hiring needs, conflict resolution, performance management, and providing guidance on policies and procedures.
  • Provides PeopleAdmin tracking system support
  • Union Contract Administrator / Chief Negotiator
  • Lean Process Improvement Facilitator

Abbi Halkola

Employment Services Representative

906-487-2280
ashalkol@mtu.edu
Tanya Maki

Tanya Maki

Office Assistant, Employment Services

906-487-2282
tanya@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center

Specialties

  • Assists with the faculty review process, faculty hiring and reappointments.
  • Provides PeopleAdmin applicant tracking support.
  • Provides guidance to academic departments pertaining to academic policies and procedures.

Renee Ozanich

Manager, Academic Employment

Specialties

  • Facilitates hiring for faculty and postdoctoral employees in academic departments
  • Academic departmental assistance with faculty and postdoctoral re-appointments
  • Assisting academic departments and Provost’s Office on Promotion and Tenure process and all other faculty reviews
  • Guidance with academic policies and procedures
  • Provides PeopleAdmin tracking system support
  • Oversight of immigration services
Heidi Reid

Heidi Reid

Training and Employment Specialist

906-487-2416
hereid@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center

Specialties

  • Manage all training on campus in Banner. Coordinates Human Resources training programs, workshops, and communications.
  • Provides backup support for employment needs such as forms coding, PeopleAdmin tracking system support, conflict resolution, customer service, and other areas.
  • Analyze HR data to ensure accurate employment data.

Madeline Mercado Voelker

Immigration and Visa Coordinator

906-487-3681
mmercado@mtu.edu
Lakeshore Center

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Coordinate immigration services and related employment processes.
  • Oversee and process faculty and staff employment based immigration petitions (H-1B, I-140 (EB-2), I-485 faculty special handling permanent residency and TN visas)
  • Provide hiring departments with information about immigration and employment regulations affecting foreign nations; file relevant immigration petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as appropriate
  • Act as liaison between the University, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of State (DOS), and Department of Labor (DOL) with respect to foreign nationals
  • Liaison to immigration counsel retained for immigration support