Human Resources Office

Welcome to South Puget Sound Community College!

Our Mission
The Human Resources Department is committed to working with the diverse South Puget Sound Community College community in identifying and responding to its changing needs. We provide leadership and guidance in the development, implementation, and equitable administration of college policies, contracts and procedures. We strive to foster respect for others, pride in performance, and to create a positive work and learning environment for employees and students.

College Organizational Charts

Human Resources Office Staff

Ken Harden
Chief Human Resources Officer

Lynn Dignan
Human Resource Consultant

Kehli Kealy
Human Resource Consultant Assistant 2

Samantha Soto
Manager of Benefits and Compensation

Karen Hensley
Payroll Coordinator

Who to Contact

Human Resources (ext. 5500):

  • Hiring & Recruitment Questions
  • New Employee Paperwork
  • Changes in Address, W-4, and Direct Deposit Forms
  • Leave processing for Admin/Exempt, Classified, FT Facuty and Adjunct employees
  • TLR Timesheets for Classified Employees
  • CompensatoryTime and Overtime for Classified Employees
  • Classified Bargaining Agreement

Human Resources (ext. 5360):

  • Labor Relations
  • Full-time Contracts, Appointments, and Increments
  • Classified PDP's & Exempt Evaluations
  • Public Records Requests
  • Classification & Position Descriptions
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Leave processing & Seniority

Payroll (ext. 5374):

  • General Payroll questions
  • Timesheets submitted by Part-Time Classified (Hourly) and Student employees.
  • Overtime Pay for Classified, Part-Time Classified, and Student employees.
  • Questions related to pay submissions (Contracted, Straight, and Overtime Pay) 
  • Garnishments and Deductions
  • W-2 and tax reconciliation

Benefits (ext. 5433):

  • Medical, Dental, Insurance, and Retirement
  • New Employee Orientations
  • Training & Professional Development Funds
  • Shared Leave and FMLA administration
  • Sick Leave Buyout Payments
  • Unemployment Claims
  • L&I Claims for Work-Related Injuries

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. SPSCC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. SPSCC is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population.  We strongly encourage prospective employees to apply without regard to race, color, religion,  sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status.  South Puget Sound Community College is a drug-free workplace.

Washington State Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

South Puget Sound Community College is committed to assisting our employees by offering Employee Assistance Program resources to help employees and their families cope and thrive through the financial and emotional challenges that we all face. The new EAP Resiliency Project uses the internet to provide you and your family with information and resources to find positive outcomes in difficult times. Please visit the EAP Resiliency Project website for more information and a comprehensive list of local community resources.

Employees can contact the EAP at any time for assistance. Using the service is no cost to the employee, and all contact is held confidential and is not reported to the employer.

For additional information or assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 360-596-5500; or contact the Employee Assistance Program directly at 360-753-3260 or toll free at 877-313-4455.

EAP New Employee Orientation

EAP New Employee Orientation with Closed Captioning


Human Resources
Bldg. 28
(360) 596-5500
FAX (360) 596-5706
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