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Benefits Staff

Rochelle Sanders, Director
Phone: 410-455-3842
E-mail: rsanders@umbc.edu

Rochelle is responsible for overseeing Classification/Compensation, Benefits, HRIS and PeopleSoft functions of the HR Department to include:  wage studies, requests to establish or modify positions, health, retirement and other supplemental benefits, as well as activities related to the management of biographic and demographic data for employees.

Zahira Meyers, Benefits Manager
Phone: 410-455-2479
E-mail: zmeyers@umbc.edu

Zahira is responsible for managing the HR Benefits unit and works with the State of Maryland and USM to ensure compliance with policies and laws. She provides advice and counsel to employees on benefit programs to include health, retirement, disability, life, tuition remission, and employee assistance programs.

Sara Shannon, Benefits Specialist
Phone: 410-455-3648
E-mail: shannon5@umbc.edu

Sara is responsible for reviewing and processing tuition remission, tuition reimbursement requests, health benefit applications, and handling retirement related activities to include retiree health benefits, retirement applications, and supplemental retirement accounts.