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Staff Directory 

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Administration
NameTitleResponsibilitiesPhone
Kay Barnhill-TerryState Personnel AdministratorThe State Personnel Administrator has overall responsibility of administering the state's personnel system and establishing necessary policies, procedures and regulations to ensure system uniformity in accordance with state and federal law.501-682-5077
Herb ScottDeputy State Personnel AdministratorThe Deputy State Personnel Administrator assists the Administrator in all state personnel matters, procedures and policy.501-682-5122
Mike BondsManager; Training and Dispute ResolutionsResponsible for managing a professional staff who administer training, research and develop training plans/programs; conduct organizational development interventions; oversee dispute processes under the uniformed grievance process including coordinating fact finding hearings (State Employees Grievance Appeal Panel/Committee) and mediations for state agencies; respond to agencies on personnel law and policies and procedures and use of policies and other personnel-related subjects.501-682-5346
Janis HarrisonDFA Statewide Program ManagerThe DFA State OPM Manager interprets law and policies and procedures to agency/institution personnel managers concerning the use of OPM policies, budgetary processes and other personnel-related subjects. Works within DFA and other agencies and institutions to develop personnel legislation, policies, and procedures for statewide implementation and provides technical assistance to ensure state agencies' and institutions' compliance. Conducts special projects and assists management with regular and specific business.501-682-3554
Jennifer ElkinsDFA Statewide Program CoordinatorLegislation and policy review, development and interpretation and coordination of state grievance appeals.501-682-5350
Camille CooperAdministrative AnalystExecutive Assistant to the State Personnel Administrator501-682-8197
Christene FortsonAdministrative SpecialistProcesses Hiring Freeze Exception requests, is OPM Receptionist and provides General Administrative Support.501-682-5063
Roger HawkinsHuman Resource SpecialistManages OPM purchasing, forms development, timekeeping and is Website Liaison. Provides administrative support to Research and Special Projects Manager in areas of Concurrent Employment, the Catastrophic Leave Bank, and the Qualifications Review Committee. Updates job classification specifications and assists with Hiring Freeze Exception requests.501-682-5183
Amy EmbryManager Research and Special ProjectsEmergency Hire Requests, Concurrent Employment, Hiring Freezes, Minimum Qualifications Review Committee, Catastrophic Leave Committee, Freedom of Information Requests, Employee Suggestion System. 501-683-1982
Vicki MillsState Payroll Systems ManagerDirects and manages the day to day operations and activities of the OPM Payroll Staff. 501-682-5111
Classification & Compensation
NameTitleResponsibilitiesPhone
Abbi BrunoState Personnel Analyst 501-682-5175
Diana CampHuman Resource Specialist 501-682-1753
Duane ClantonSenior State Personnel Analyst 501-682-5189
Stephanie DaltonState Personnel Analyst 501-682-5353
Jennifer DavisState Personnel Analyst 501-682-5140
Jarvis HammonsState Personnel Analyst 501-682-5433
George JohnsonSenior State Personnel Analyst 501-682-5204
Sruthi NunnaDFA Statewide Program Specialist 501-682-5158
Abby SimmonsSenior State Personnel Analyst 501-682-5198
Constance StaggersSenior State Personnel Analyst 501-682-5138
Inter-Agency Training Program
NameTitleResponsibilitiesPhone
Evelyn BrysonOrganizational Development SpecialistResearches, develops, and implements training programs for employees of state agencies, boards, and commissions. Regularly designs and conducts organizational development interventions. Participates in administration of the state grievance system, analyzes grievance data, makes recommendations for improvement and reports findings to management team.501-682-5349
Kim DavisOrganizational Development SpecialistResearches, develops, and implements training programs for employees of state agencies, boards, and commissions. Regularly designs and conducts organizational development interventions. Participates in administration of the state employee grievance system, analyzes grievance data, makes recommendations for improvement and reports findings to management team.501-682-5139
Emily HerndonAdministrative SpecialistManages the flow of information for state grievance hearings, orders materials and supplies for office staff and tracks purchases from initiation to receipt. Invoices for classes and collects deposit. Acts as office receptionist.501-682-5347
Cara KernerOrganizational Development SpecialistResearches, develops, and implements training programs for employees of state agencies, boards, and commissions. Regularly designs and conducts organizational development interventions. Participates in administration of the state employee grievance system, analyzes grievance data, makes recommendations for improvement and reports findings to management team.501-682-5344
Nickie SheffieldOrganizational Development SpecialistResearches, develops, and implements training programs for employees of state agencies, boards, and commissions. Regularly designs and conducts organizational development interventions. Participates in administration of the state employee grievance system, analyzes grievance data, makes recommendations for improvement and reports findings to management team.501-682-5351
State Payroll Systems
NameTitleResponsibilitiesPhone
Susan BackusDFA Statewide Payroll Systems SpecialistResponsible for Third Party reconciliation & posting, Garnishment data entry - IT0194 & 0195, One Time Payment - IT15, Recurring Payment- IT14, Concurrent Payment - IT 14 or IT 15 and Voluntary Insurance Plan - IT14. Reconciles, balances, submits and prints - W-2's, TX-AR, 8027 Tips, and Quarterly 941 Reports. Reprints W-2's and W-2C forms as needed. Reconciles, balances and submits State taxes, answers Social Security & IRS statements and inquiries and processes IRS Levies. Enters tip information into master data.501-682-5102
Ryan ChamberlainDFA Statewide Payroll Systems SpecialistResponsible for the entry of AASIS master data501-683-2548
Monica FlemingDFA Statewide Payroll Systems SpecialistResponsible for entry of AASIS master data for the following Service Bureau Agencies: State Board of Examiners of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Arkansas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board, Arkansas State Board of Athletic Training, State Athletic Commission, Auctioneer's Licensing Board, Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission, Arkansas Ethics Commission, State Board of Election Commissioners, Department of Rural Services, Social Work Licensing Board, Arkansas Towing & Recovery Board, Arkansas Tobacco Control Board, Arkansas Fire Protection Licensing Board, Dietetics Licensing Board, Arkansas State Board of Nursing, State Board of Optometry, Arkansas Board of Podiatric Medicine, Board of Examiners in Speech Pathology & Audiology, Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Arkansas Minority Health Commission, Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission, Arkansas Sentencing Commission, Arkansas Teacher Housing Development Foundation, Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission, Disabled Veteran's Service Office, Arkansas Veterans Child Welfare Service, Arkansas Dept of Aeronautics, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board, Oil & Gas Commission Garnishment data entry - IT0194 & 0195 501-683-2458
Donnie KeelingDFA Statewide Program ManagerResponsible for entry of AASIS Master Data for the following Service Bureau Agencies: AR Abstracters' Board, AR Board of Hearing Instrument Dispenser, AR Burial Association Board, AR Fair Housing Commission, AR Manufactured Home Commission , AR Psychology Board , Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, AR State Board of Massage Therapy, AR State Board of Physical Therapy, AR Waterways Commission, Assessment Coordination Dept., Capitol Zoning District Commission, Claims Commission, Contractor's Licensing Board, Geographic Information Office, Health Services Permit Agency, Parole Board, Ofc of Geographic Info Svcs., Professional Bail Bondsman Licensing Board, State Board of Accountancy, State Board of Architects, State Board of Barber Examiners, State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, State Board of Collection Agencies, State Board of Dental Examiners, State Board of Dispensing Opticians, State Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors, State Board of Examiners in Counseling, State Board of Private Career Education, State Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention, Student Loan Authority, Veterinary Medical Examining Board, War Memorial Stadium Commission. Also responsible for Claims clearing processes and processing the State Income Tax Refund Set Off501-682-1821
Nazirat KhaidakovaDFA Division Manager IReconciles, balances, submits and prints - W-2's, TX-AR, 8027 Tips, and Quarterly 941 Reports. Reprints W-2's and W-2C forms as needed. Reconciles, balances and submits State taxes, answers Social Security & IRS statements and inquiries and processes IRS Levies. Works with Agency 900 on Tip employees501-682-5158
Erma Knox-McGheeDFA Statewide Payroll Systems SpecialistResponsible for entry of AASIS time entry for the following Service Bureau Agencies: State Board of Examiners of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Arkansas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board, Arkansas State Board of Athletic Training, State Athletic Commission, Auctioneer's Licensing Board, Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission, Arkansas Ethics Commission, State Board of Election Commissioners, Department of Rural Services, Social Work Licensing Board, Arkansas Towing & Recovery Board, Arkansas Tobacco Control Board, Arkansas Fire Protection Licensing Board, Dietetics Licensing Board, Arkansas State Board of Nursing, State Board of Optometry, Arkansas Board of Podiatric Medicine, Board of Examiners in Speech Pathology & Audiology, Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Arkansas Minority Health Commission, Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission, Arkansas Sentencing Commission, Arkansas Teacher Housing Development Foundation, Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission, Disabled Veteran's Service Office, Arkansas Veterans Child Welfare Service, Arkansas Dept of Aeronautics, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board, Oil & Gas CommissionArkansas Ethics Commission, State Board of Election Commissioners, Department of Rural Services, Social Work Licensing Board, Arkansas Towing & Recovery Board, Arkansas Tobacco Control Board, Arkansas Fire Protection Licensing Board, Dietetics Licensing Board, Arkansas State Board of Nursing, State Board of Optometry, Arkansas Board of Podiatric Medicine, Board of Examiners in Speech Pathology & Audiology, Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Arkansas Minority Health Commission, Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission, Arkansas Sentencing Commission, Arkansas Teacher Housing Development Foundation, Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission, Disabled Veteran's Service Office, Arkansas Veterans Child Welfare Service, Arkansas Dept of Aeronautics, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board, Oil & Gas Commission501-682-5116
Frances McElyeaDFA Statewide Payroll Systems SpecialistResponsible for entry of AASIS Time Data for the following Service Bureau Agencies: AR Abstracters' Board, AR Board of Hearing Instrument Dispenser, AR Burial Association Board, AR Fair Housing Commission, AR Manufactured Home Commission , AR Psychology Board , Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, AR State Board of Massage Therapy, AR State Board of Physical Therapy, AR Waterways Commission, Assessment Coordination Dept., Capitol Zoning District Commission, Claims Commission, Contractor's Licensing Board, Geographic Information Office, Health Services Permit Agency, Parole Board, Ofc of Geographic Info Svcs., Professional Bail Bondsman Licensing Board, State Board of Accountancy, State Board of Architects, State Board of Barber Examiners, State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, State Board of Collection Agencies, State Board of Dental Examiners, State Board of Dispensing Opticians, State Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors, State Board of Examiners in Counseling, State Board of Private Career Education, State Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention, Student Loan Authority, Veterinary Medical Examining Board, War Memorial Stadium Commission501-682-5101
Vacant PositionAssistant State Payroll ManagerProcesses BI-Weekly payrolls including activities before and after the live payroll is processed, works with agency personnel to resolve problems. Works with the AASIS Service Center staff to identify and analyze system deficiencies and coordinate needed resolutions. 
Brittani WilsonDFA Statewide Payroll Systems SpecialistResponsible for the entry of AASIS master data501-682-3719