Human Resources Advisory Board Charge and Membership

HRAB Charge

  • The Human Resources Advisory Board reviews and makes recommendations concerning policies, programs, and initiatives designed to support and promote the intellectual and professional development of the university's work force.
  • The Board considers such matters as the training and support provided to staff and faculty serving in administrative roles; orientation and support for new members of the work force; and the promotion of a healthy community within and between departments.
  • The Board reviews and makes recommendations concerning existing and proposed hiring and recruitment procedures and policies and compensation and benefits policies and programs for University faculty and staff.
  • With regard to faculty benefits and awards, the Human Resources Advisory Board coordinates with, and does not duplicate, the work of the CFED (Committee on Faculty Equity and Diversity).

Membership

Members shall consist of the Vice President for Human Resources, four faculty members, and six staff members. Members shall serve staggered two-year terms. Director of Benefits shall serve as an ex officio, non-voting member.

Appointment of Members

Faculty members are appointed by the Vice President for Human Resources with advice from the Committee on Nominations. Staff members are appointed by the Vice President for Human Resources with advice from the Staff Advisory Committee (SAC).

HRAB Membership for FY 2013-2014

Clyde Briant (Faculty)
Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering
Term ends: June 2015

Karen Davis (Chair)
Vice President for Human Resources
Human Resources
Human Resource Advisory Board

Ann Hoffman (Staff)
Director of Administration
Dining Services
Term Ends: June 2015

Beverly Ledbetter (Advisor)
Vice President and General Counsel
Office of the Vice President and General Counsel

Drew Murphy (Ex-Officio) 
Director of Benefits 
Human Resources

Robert Pelcovits (Faculty)
Professor of Physics
Physics
Term ends: June 2015 

Alfred Tente (Staff)
Electronics Technician
Chemistry
Term Ends: June 2016 

Contact Information

The board welcomes your feedback. Please inform us of your thoughts and concerns by e-mailing us at HRAB_Chair@brown.edu. You may also contact individual HRAB members by referencing the member list above.