Message from the CHRO
The AUM Office of Human Resources welcomes the Spring and all of the exciting changes a new season brings. Many of you have shared how good it feels to return to normal campus operations, and we could not agree more. While the past year has certainly tested our resiliency, the Warhawk family remained steadfast in its mission to serve our students and one another. Together, we have embraced technology, devised innovative approaches to our service delivery, and re-engineered our processes to gain efficiency and provide an enhanced experience to those we serve. Together, we soar!
Warhawk Employee News
Jia Former
Dining Services
Carol Brown
Campus Police
Amy Currier
Call Center Team Leader
Admissions and Recruiting

Jonathan Jett
Operations Coordinator
Campus Services
Jennifer Puryear
Wellness Center
Anne Sanford
Senior Development Officer for Major Gifts
Jasmine Richards
Continuing Education
Warhawk Spotlight
Thaddeus Hoffman
Thaddeus Hoffman was hired in September 2019 as an Academic Advisor in the Office of Central Advising where he provides academic advisement and counseling to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in criminal justice, economics, and fine arts.
Hoffman earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from AUM and a master’s degree from Alabama State University in rehabilitation counseling. Furthering his education, he is currently enrolled in AUM’s master of liberal arts program, aspiring to become an adjunct professor in sociology.
During his time as a student at AUM, Hoffman joined Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., was a member of CAB, was inducted into The National Society of Leadership and Success, worked as an employee in the Center for Disability Services, and served on several hiring committees. Currently, he is an Executive Committee Member on the Staff Council. Outside of work, he has achieved Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional and Early Intervention Special Instruction certifications and served as a Regional Board member for the Alabama Head Injury Foundation. If you have not yet met Thaddeus, stop by the Central Advising office for a visit.
Upcoming HR Trainings
HR News to Know
AUM Performance Review Cycle
(June 1, 2020- May 31, 2021)
Staff performance evaluations are an important part of employment at AUM. The process is not just about completing a form, it’s about managers and employees making the most of an opportunity to engage in high quality discussions about performance, development, and goals.

Although performance evaluations are encouraged to be more than just a once-a-year process, Human Resources must ensure that staff performance evaluations are completed annually. Below are a few dates to keep in mind as you begin now to review your performance and that of your team members.

May 31, 2021 Optional Self- Reviews Due (Performance Planning Self-Evaluation)
June 18, 2021 Performance Reviews Due (

Any questions related to the performance management process can be addressed to Tonya Dupree at [email protected]
AU & AUM Internal Job Postings
Executive Assistant/Business Manager
Statement of Economic Interests
A Statement of Economic Interests shall be completed and filed with the Commission no later than April 30 of each year for the preceding calendar year.

Policy/Benefit Highlights

Does this tax season have you looking for ways to reduce your tax obligation?

Maximize your Auburn University benefits by considering participating in the university's 403(b) program. University personnel have a means of deferring federal and state income tax that is unique to colleges, universities and other nonprofit organizations. Under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, tax deferred annuity plans offer individuals tax and retirement benefit advantages. These plans reduce the employee's gross wages before federal and state taxes are computed. Even better - did you know that the university matches $1,650 per year in contributions to your 403(b) account?

If you would like to consult with a representative about this or any other voluntary retirement program, or set up a virtual appointment, please reach out to one of the university’s benefit providers. If you are not already enrolled and would like to be, contact [email protected] for more information. If you are enrolled and want to make adjustments to the amount you contribute each pay period, you can do so in Self-Service Banner.Benef
Name and Phone Bene
Fidelity Investments Andrea Leota, (404) 330-4815
Lincoln Financial Group Aiyisha Adams, (844) 244-1942
TIAA Jared Gilbert, (205) 582-6908
Brad Propst, (205) 582-6922
Jim Hogan, (800) 842-2003, ext. 263508
VALIC (AUM) Trip Cherry, (334) 202-8720 
Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Healthy Tigers Wellness Initiative is a healthcare benefit for employees who subscribe to the Auburn University Health insurance plan. Participating in annual health and wellness screenings can result in a $25.00 per month credit (plus an additional $25.00 if a spouse participates) credit on health insurance premiums. As long as you participate in a Healthy Tigers clinic once per calendar year, you will continue to receive the discount. It is not on a rolling year – just once per year. For example, an employee could participate in a Healthy Tigers clinic in January 2020 and as long as they participate in another Healthy Tigers clinic anytime in 2021 by December, they will get the discount.
Did You Know?
Say "Thank You" in April
National Student Employment Week: April 11th - 17th

Colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of student employees! Student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative. Setting aside a special week to draw the awareness of others, both on and off campus, is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation.

Click the link below for ideas on how to celebrate!
Administrative Professionals Week: April 19th - 23rd

Many employers and supervisors arrange events to show their appreciation of the work carried out by administrative professionals, to highlight their importance to the organization and to enhance their work-related skills. Spend the week recognizing the professionals who keep your office running smoothly every day.

Click the link below for ideas on how to celebrate!
Auburn University Human Resources |[email protected] | 334-244-3641 |