Staff Directory 

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Administration
NameTitleResponsibilitiesPhone
Kay BarnhillState 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 ScottAssistant Personnel AdministratorServes as Deputy Administrator overseeing OPM sections’ activities, researching and interpreting laws and policies, serving as a subject matter expert on various topics and projects and ensuring agency compliance with human resource laws and policies. 501-682-5122
Edith CrowellDFA Statewide Program CoordinatorSupervises a professional and administrative staff by providing technical guidance, establishing and monitoring work standards. Obtains input from state employees to evaluate existing training programs, and assess the need for new programs. Develops training programs, outlines, and objectives including new AASIS courses.501-682-1928
Mike BondsAssistant Personnel Administrator – Class & CompManages the classification and compensation section and staff responsible for agency human resources requests for hiring freeze exemptions, position reclassification and creation, special entry rates, salary administration grids and differential requests, classification and pay issues, CFO and legislative requests, research, development and interpretation of legislation, policy, procedure and statewide guidelines, and biennial budget development and implementation.501-682-5145
Janis HarrisonAssistant Personnel Administrator – ProgramsInterprets law and OPM policies and procedures to agency personnel managers concerning the compliance reporting, budgetary processes and other personnel-related subjects. Works within DFA and other agencies to develop personnel legislation, policies, and procedures for statewide implementation and provides technical assistance to ensure state agencies' compliance. Conducts special projects and assists management with regular and specific business.501-683-1982
Jennifer ElkinsAttorney SpecialistLegislation and policy review, development, and interpretation, coordination of state grievance appeals, workforce reduction, freedom of information, employee suggestion system, MyIdea system, and special projects.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 the Website Liaison. Coordinates concurrent employment and Qualifications Review Committee. Provides administrative support to OPM in the areas of catastrophic leave requests, emergency hire requests, and job specifications.501-682-5183
Vicki MillsAssistant Personnel Administrator – State PayrollDirects and manages the day to day operations and activities of the OPM Payroll Staff. 501-682-5111
Classification & Compensation
NameTitleResponsibilitiesPhone
Diana CampHuman Resource Specialist 501-682-1753
Abbi BrunoDFA Senior State Personnel Analyst 501-682-5189
Stephanie DaltonDFA Senior State Personnel Analyst 501-682-5353
Jennifer DavisDFA Senior State Personnel Analyst 501-682-5140
Jarvis HammonsDFA Senior State Personnel Analyst 501-682-5433
George JohnsonDFA Senior State Personnel Analyst 501-682-5204
Cori AmmonsDFA Statewide Program Specialist 501-682-5138
Shelly PowellDFA Statewide Program Specialist 501-682-5175
Abby SimmonsDFA Senior State Personnel Analyst 501-682-5198
OPM Training
NameTitleResponsibilitiesPhone
Emily HerndonAdministrative Specialist IIIExecutive Assistant to Training Manager. Orders all materials and supplies for training staff. Creates class schedule, invoices agencies for class taken and any other help needed. Keeps the website up-to date as Web Liaison. Is the main Training Receptionist and provides General Administrative support. 501-682-1846
Christina HulettDFA Statewide Program SpecialistResearches, develops, and implements training programs for employees of state agencies. Regularly designs and conducts organizational development interventions. Develops AASIS courses to fit employees’ needs in the workplace. 501-682-0446
Cara KernerDFA Statewide Program SpecialistResearches, develops, and implements training programs for employees of state agencies. Regularly designs and conducts organizational development interventions. Develops AASIS courses to fit employees’ needs in the workplace. 501-682-8543
Krista GrafeAdministrative Specialist IIICoordinates all training materials, equipment and facilities for both OPM and AASIS training classes. Facilitates online class certification and resolves training related help desk tickets. 501-683-1947
Nickie SheffieldDFA Statewide Program SpecialistResearches, develops, and implements training programs for employees of state agencies. Regularly designs and conducts organizational development interventions. Develops AASIS courses to fit employees’ needs in the workplace. 501-682-2789
Jason AshleyDFA Statewide Program SpecialistResearches, develops, and implements training programs for employees of state agencies. Regularly designs and conducts organizational development interventions. Develops AASIS courses to fit employees’ needs in the workplace. 501-682-2845
Tony BrownDFA Statewide Program SpecialistResearches, develops, and implements training programs for employees of state agencies. Regularly designs and conducts organizational development interventions. Develops AASIS courses to fit employees’ needs in the workplace. 501-683-3639
State Payroll Systems
NameTitleResponsibilitiesPhone
 VacantDFA 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 Senior State Personnel AnalystResponsible for the entry of AASIS master data.501-683-2548
Monica GivensDFA Statewide Program SpecialistResponsible for entry of AASIS master data for the following Service Bureau Agencies: State Bd of Examiners of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Appraiser Licensing and Certification Bd, State Bd of Athletic Training, State Athletic Comm, Auctioneer's Licensing Bd, Judicial Discipline & Disability Comm, Ethics Comm, State Bd of Election Commissioners, Social Work Licensing Bd, Towing & Recovery Bd, Tobacco Control Bd, Fire Protection Licensing Bd, Dietetics Licensing Bd, State Bd of Nursing, State Bd of Optometry, Bd of Podiatric Medicine, Bd of Examiners in Speech Pathology & Audiology, Martin Luther King, Jr. Comm, Minority Health Comm, Motor Vehicle Comm, Sentencing Comm, Teacher Housing Development Foundation, Tobacco Settlement Comm, Disabled Veteran's Service Ofc, Veterans Child Welfare Svc, Dept of Aeronautics, Liquefied Petroleum Gas B, Oil & Gas Comm; Garnishment data entry - IT0194 & 0195. 501-683-2458
Vacant PositionDFA Statewide Program ManagerResponsible for entry of AASIS Master Data for the following Service Bureau Agencies: Abstracters' Bd, Bd of Hearing Instrument Dispensers, Burial Association Bd, Fair Housing Comm, Manufactured Homes Comm, Psychology Bd, State Bd of Massage Therapy, State Bd of Physical Therapy, Waterways Comm, Assessment Coordination Dept, Capitol Zoning District Comm, Claims Comm, Contractor's Licensing Bd, Geographic Information Ofc, Health Services Permit Agency, Parole Bd, Ofc of Geographic Info Svcs, Professional Bail Bondsman Licensing Bd, State Bd of Accountancy, State Bd of Architects, State Bd of Barber Examiners, State Bd of Chiropractic Examiners, State Bd of Collection Agencies, State Bd of Dental Examiners, State Bd of Dispensing Opticians, State Bd of Embalmers & Funeral Directors, State Bd of Examiners in Counseling, State Bd of Private Career Education, State Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention, Student Loan Authority, Veterinary Medical Examining Bd, War Memorial Stadium Comm; also responsible for claims clearing processes and processing the State Income Tax Refund Set- Off.501-682-1821
Nazirat KhaidakovaDFA Statewide Program ManagerSupervises state payroll staff, reconciles, etc. 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. Works with Agency 900 on Tip employees501-683-0721
 Vacant Position Responsible for entry of AASIS time entry for the following Service Bureau Agencies: State Bd of Examiners of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Appraiser Licensing and Certification Bd, State Bd of Athletic Training, State Athletic Comm, Auctioneer's Licensing Bd, Judicial Discipline & Disability Comm, Ethics Comm, State Bd of Election Commissioners, Social Work Licensing Bd, Towing & Recovery Bd, Tobacco Control Bd, Fire Protection Licensing Bd, Dietetics Licensing Bd, State Bd of Nursing, State Bd of Optometry, Bd of Podiatric Medicine, Bd of Examiners in Speech Pathology & Audiology, Martin Luther King, Jr. Comm, Minority Health Comm, Motor Vehicle Comm, Sentencing Comm, Teacher Housing Development Foundation, Tobacco Settlement Comm, Disabled Veteran's Service Ofc, Veterans Child Welfare Service, Dept of Aeronautics, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Bd, Oil & Gas Comm.501-682-5116
LaShandra HamptonDFA Statewide Program SpecialistResponsible for entry of AASIS Time Data for the following Service Bureau Agencies: Abstracters' Bd, Bd of Hearing Instrument Dispensers, Burial Association Bd, Fair Housing Comm, Manufactured Homes Comm, Psychology Bd, Ofc of AR Lottery, State Bd of Massage Therapy, State Bd of Physical Therapy, Waterways Comm, Assessment Coordination Dept, Capitol Zoning District Comm, Claims Comm, Contractor's Licensing Bd, Geographic Information Ofc, Health Services Permit Agency, Parole Bd, Ofc of Geographic Info Svcs, Professional Bail Bondsman Licensing Bd, State Bd of Accountancy, State Bd of Architects, State Bd of Barber Examiners, State Bd of Chiropractic Examiners, State Bd of Collection Agencies, State Bd of Dental Examiners, State Bd of Dispensing Opticians, State B of Embalmers & Funeral Directors, State Bd of Examiners in Counseling, State Bd of Private Career Education, State Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention, Student Loan Auth, Veterinary Medical Examining Bd, War Memorial Stadium Comm501-682-5101
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 Senior State Personnel AnalystResponsible for the entry of AASIS master data.501-682-3719
Sruthi NunnaDFA Statewide Program Coordinator 501-682-5158
Constance StaggersDFA Statewide Program SpecialistResponsible for entry of AASIS time entry for the following Service Bureau Agencies: State Bd of Examiners of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Appraiser Licensing and Certification Bd, State Bd of Athletic Training, State Athletic Comm, Auctioneer's Licensing Bd, Judicial Discipline & Disability Comm, Ethics Comm, State Bd of Election Commissioners, Social Work Licensing Bd, Towing & Recovery Bd, Tobacco Control Bd, Fire Protection Licensing Bd, Dietetics Licensing Bd, State Bd of Nursing, State Bd of Optometry, Bd of Podiatric Medicine, Bd of Examiners in Speech Pathology & Audiology, Martin Luther King, Jr. Comm, Minority Health Comm, Motor Vehicle Comm, Sentencing Comm, Teacher Housing Development Foundation, Tobacco Settlement Comm, Disabled Veteran's Service Ofc, Veterans Child Welfare Service, Dept of Aeronautics, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Bd, Oil & Gas Comm.501-682-5116