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University of Connecticut Department of Human Resources

Organization and Staff Development (OSD)

About our Unit:

OSD serves the university community by improving organizational effectiveness and employee productivity in business units across UConn. More specifically, we:

  • Administer the new employee orientation and employee onboarding programs
  • Conduct people and process improvement studies
  • Facilitate organization realignments
  • Design, development, and delivery of job-skill improvement programs
  • Administer professional development and tuition benefit programs

Contact Us:


JP Lacombe

Manager & OSD Consultant

860-486-5367

Pam Heath-Johnston

OSD Consultant

860-486-1167

Patricia Geissler

Tuition Benefits Coordinator

860-486-2670

Celeste Barros

Contracted Leadership Program Facilitator and Coach

203-699-9014