Human Resources

Human Resources is committed to contributing to the mission of Drake University. We seek to embody the best practices of the Human Resources profession by providing excellent, caring and consistent services that support the ability of the University to recruit and retain a highly qualified and diverse workforce.

Listed below are the variety of topics that Human Resources encompasses, as well as the key contacts for each. Should an issue arise, please don't hesitate to contact the person listed to address your needs.

Drake University Human Resources
1331 27th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Fax Number:
515-271-4546

Benefit Administration

Specific Questions for Administrators:

Medical and Prescription Drugs, effective January 1, 2014:
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield:
800-622-0005 or www.wellmark.com 

Medical, through December 31, 2013:
First Administrations, Inc.
FAI: 888-242-0472
Prescription Drugs, through December 31, 2013:
NPS: 800-546-5677

Dental:
Delta Dental of Iowa:
800-544-0718
Flex Spending:
Advantage Administrators:
800-383-1623
Retirement:
TIAA-CREF: 800-842-2776

Marlene Heuertz
Compensation Gary Johnson
Data Entry Diana Lei-Butters
Employee Communications Debra Wiley
Employee Development and Recognition Laura Schwarz
Venessa Macro
Employee Relations Debra Wiley
Gary Johnson
Venessa Macro
Employment,
Employee Verifications
and Student Employment Verifications
Laura Schwarz
Information Systems Marlene Heuertz
Gary Johnson
Job Descriptions Laura Schwarz
Job Postings and Hiring Process Laura Schwarz
Labor Relations Gary Johnson
Venessa Macro
Leaves of Absence Debra Wiley
Gary Johnson
Legal Compliance Venessa Macro
Organizational Development and Change Venessa Macro
Pre-Employment Paperwork and Hiring Process Laura Schwarz
Performance Management Gary Johnson
Venessa Macro
Salary and Wage Surveys Gary Johnson
Debra Wiley
Strategic Initiatives Venessa Macro
Student Employment

Debra Wiley
Laura Schwarz
Diana Lei-Butters 

Tuition Rebate Gary Johnson
Unemployment Administration Gary Johnson
Workers Compensation Administration Laura Schwarz
Gary Johnson

To help you recognize the department, below are pictures and contact information.

Venessa Macro
Ph: 271-3962
Email: venessa.macro@drake.edu

Gary Johnson
Ph: 271-4804
Email: gary.johnson@drake.edu

Debra Wiley
Ph: 271-3741
Email: debra.wiley@drake.edu

 

Marlene Heuertz
Ph: 271-1901
Email: marlene.heuertz@drake.edu

Laura Schwarz
Ph: 271-3133
Email: laura.schwarz@drake.edu

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Diana Lei-Butters
Ph: 271-1871
Email: diana.lei-butters@drake.edu

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