Rooftop View of Rutgers Campus
Rooftop View of Rutgers Campus
Appy Hour at Kite N Key
2018 Staff Appreciation Day
Rutgers Newark Soccer Field
Rutgers Newark Soccer Field
Dana Library During Fall
Dana Library During Fall


Human Resources
Blumenthal Hall, 249 University Avenue Suite 202, Newark, NJ 07102 
Phone: 973-353-5500 Fax: 973-353-1532 Email: 

Arleska Castillo, Interim Director For Human Resources

Lenese Jean, Acting Assistant Director
  • Oversees day-to-day operations of HR-N
  • Conducts position reviews & classifications
  • Monitors and provides training on the Recruitment, Onboarding, and Classification System (ROCS)
  • Administers staff recruiting & advertising
  • Provides guidance on compensation & salary 

Judith Crespo, Senior Benefits Specialist

  • Oversees administration regarding benefits
  • Advises and assists employees with retirement process, FMLA/NJFLA and general benefits information
  • Conducts benefit workshops, including general pre-retirement seminars, individual retirement counseling, and paid time accrual for employees
Michelle Joan Rances, HR Training Coordinator
  • Designs, develops, and facilitates Employee Development, Leadership and Management Training
  • Provides recommendations for process improvements based on training feedback
  • Maintains and updates HR website content related to Learning and Development
  • Creates and implements communications on behalf of Rutgers University-Newark HR
Irma Mendoza, HR Staff Associate
  • Provides day-to-day guidance on the administration of all benefits
  • Resolves benefit related inquiries
  • Processes Temporary Disability applications and Unemployment Claims
  • Notarizes documents for university related business only

Georgianna Jarrett, HR Staff Associate

  • Supports staffing for new mission strategic initiatives
  • Coordinates Professional Development events
  • Co-facilitates New Employee Orientation
  • Assists HR Newark front desk

Talesha Paillere, HR Staff Associate

  • Responds and resolves general inquires related to benefits, compensation, employment, and other departmental and university activities
  • Provides training on the Recruitment, Onboarding, and Classicization System (ROCS)
  • Performs bookkeeping, filing, and clerical duties
  • Assists HR Newark front desk