Welcome to Human Resources

Fostering Ideas, Talent and Success

We are here to support Minnesota State system office employees at every stage of their careers. Browse our site to find information on benefits, training, policies, and more. If you have questions or concerns please contact any of the Human Resources staff for assistance. We look forward to working with you.

- Vicki and Jessica

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Victoria DeFord, CHRO

(651) 201-1664

Primary focus: Strategic organizational design, talent management, and coaching high performing teams

Topical responsibility

  • Administrator plan
  • Presidential searches
  • Grievances
  • Organization development projects
  • Investigations
  • Presidents (benefits, relocation and retirement)
  • Training (staff and leadership development)
  • ADA Coordinator
  • Unemployment hearings
  • Performance management issues
  • Administrator job audits
  • Workforce planning

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Jessica White, HR Specialist 1

(651) 201-1845

Primary focus: Recruitment

Topical responsibility

  • Recruiter
  • Benefits/DDIR
  • New employee orientations
  • Job audits (all except Administrators)
  • Assist CHRO with workforce planning
  • Relocation
  • Executive search support
  • Exit interviews
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Retirement consultations

Please do not hesitate to contact us!

Minnesota State system office Human Resources Team

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