Rooftop View of Rutgers Campus
Rooftop View of Rutgers Campus
Art Gallery
Art Gallery
Dana Library During Fall
Dana Library During Fall
Commencement 2013
Commencement 2013
Rutgers Newark Soccer Field
Rutgers Newark Soccer Field

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

Bil Leipold, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

Arleska Castillo, M.S. Organizational Behavior, Assistant Director For Human Resources

Judith Crespo, Senior Benefits Specialist

  • Oversees administration regarding benefits and handles human resources issues
  • Advises and assists employees with retirement process, FMLA/NJFLA and general benefits information
  • Facilitates New Employee Orientation
  • Conducts benefit workshops, including general pre-retirement seminars, individual retirement counseling, and paid time accrual for employees

Lenese Jean, Compensation Specialist

  • Conducts position reviews & classifications
  • Monitors and trains on the Applicant Tracking System
  • Administers staff recruiting & advertising
  • Provides guidance on compensation & salary issues

Irma Mendoza, HR Staff Associate

  • Guides employees with the administration of their health, dental, prescription and vision plan forms
  • Resolves benefit related inquiries
  • Processes Temporary Disability applications
  • Notarizes documents for university related business only

Eslam Abdelbasset, 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 to general inquires related to benefits, compensation, employment, and other departmental and university activities
  • Address any issues regarding employees’ benefits
  • Performs bookkeeping, filing and clerical duties
  • Assists HR Newark front desk


ROCS Training for Fall 2015

This interactive training session will help users at RU-N understand how to use the newly implemented applicant tracking system for staff.  ROCS (recruitment, on-boarding, and classification system) was fully implemented at Rutgers on July 1, 2015.  This is a hands-on session. Participants should bring requisitions to work on during the session.

Days offered: Tuesdays
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Locations Hill Hall 124

Specific Dates for RU-N
September 15, 22, 29
October 13, 27
November 10, 24
December 8, 15 

For more information on ROCS, please visit:

For more information, please call 973-353-5500