Current Employees

How can we help you?

Not sure who to call?  Contact your HR Partner.  Our HR team is available to assist you with all of your human resource needs.

Handbooks and Other Policies

Visit our Handbooks and Other Policies page to view Human Resources policies and procedures and handbooks.

Training & Development

St. Thomas has a professional development program for faculty and staff that embraces our commitment to excellence.  The Leadership Academy offers professional development opportunities for employees.

Questions about Benefits?

Questions about medical coverage and costs, dental coverage and costs, tuition remission, and all other employee benefits can be found in the Benefits page of the HR website.  Benefits forms, the Benefits Guide, and a Summary of Benefits are also available.

Questions about Compensation?

Information about St. Thomas' pay philosophy, compensation principles, pay grades, salary ranges, FLSA, and job matrices is located in the Compensation page of the HR website.  Compensation forms, links to access the online payment systems, and the job profile template can also be found on the Compensation page.

Performance Assessment and Management System

University of St. Thomas links employee performance and compensation using a pay-for-performance system which follows the University's fiscal year and awards salary increases based upon an employee's performance during the previous year.  See our Performance Management page for more information.

Vacation Reporting / PLT Time

Exempt employees at St. Thomas are required to record vacation days electronically.  You can view and record your vacation days online through Employee Self-Service (Murphy Online).  Non-exempt employees can view their paid leave time (PLT) balance on their pay statement.  More information on vacation and PLT can be found in the Employee Handbook.  Exempt employees please remember to record all vacation days you have taken in the Exempt Vacation Reporting System.

Considering a New Job at UST?

Visit the Job Opportunities site to view positions and apply.

Leaving UST?

As you prepare to leave the University of St. Thomas our Leaving UST webpage will provide you with answers to questions you may have regarding your final paycheck, your benefits, and anything else about this process.  We encourage you to complete an online exit interview questionnaire which provides you with the opportunity to share your overall experiences as an employee during your employment with St. Thomas.

Employee Service Awards Program

Each year, employees are recognized for their continuous years of service to the University of St. Thomas through a public ceremony hosted by Human Resources.  Employees who reach the 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and beyond years-of-service milestone are honored and receive a special recognition gift from the University at the Employee Service Awards ceremony.


Visit our Retirement page for information on retiree programs.

The university is pleased to offer our retirees University privileges including a UST email account, Athletic Center membership, use of UST's Library facilities, and UST's shuttle bus.  Information about these privileges, as well as the application form, can be found on the QUAD, UST's alumni website.

Employee Perks

There are many advantages to working at the University of St. Thomas.  See the Perks page for a list of some of the perks of being a UST employee.

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Contact Us, Location & Hours

Human Resources Department
Aquinas Hall, Room 217
Phone:  651-962-6510
Fax:  651-962-6905

Main Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Closed Holidays

Terri Sheehan
Director, Talent Management and HR Data Infrastructure

Dane Aadland
HR Data Specialist

Holly Gainer
Office Manager and Budget Coordinator

Tiffany Hedquist
Recruitment Coordinator

Dara Lundquist
HR Talent Management Specialist

Nancy Peterson
HR Data Specialist

Mary Ruce
Student Employment Specialist

Michelle Theilen
HR Talent Management Specialist