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Tom Popielarski
Tom Popielarski
Director of HR/Payroll
(607) 777-4266

Tom Popielarski provides departmental leadership and manages the day-to-day operation of Human Resources and Payroll. Reporting directly to the associate vice president for research administration, the director guides and manages the overall provision of the full range of human resources, employee benefits and payroll services for regular, graduate and undergraduate employees within the Research Foundation.

Emily Hermanovitch
Emily Hermanovitch
Human Resources Assistant
(607) 777-4262

Emily Hermanovitch's responsibilities include administrating graduate student appointments and benefits. She answers general questions regarding payroll and leave administration. Hermanovitch maintains professional leave records for Research Foundation employees and related departments. She also assists project directors, employees and students with appointment form completion.

Tammie Hickock
Tammie Hickok
Human Resources Specialist
RF Human Resources and Payroll
(607) 777-2319

Tammie Hickok provides clerical and functional support for the Research Foundation HR and Payroll Office. She coordinates payroll activities for non-exempt and hourly employees by monitoring time sheets for hours worked and leave administration for those employees. She participates with the new hire process by onboarding newly hired employees and maintains worker's compensation claims and unemployment benefit verifications. Additionally, she administrates tax treaty benefits for employees by collecting data and determining eligibility.

Kendra Woods
Kendra Woods
Administrative Assistant
(607) 777-4264

Kendra Woods' responsibilities include receiving phone calls, answering questions regarding specific appointment information, payroll schedules, payment information and mail distribution, etc. She assists employees and students with the completion of Form I-9 certifications, tax forms, direct deposit, address changes and employment verifications. Additionally, Woods provides support for recruiting and applicant tracking.


Last Updated: 9/17/19