Employment Practices Improvement Committee (EPIC)

Employment Practices Improvement Committee (EPIC) is a systemwide committee made up of professionals in risk, human resources, legal, and compliance and audit, whose mission is to reduce the number of employment practices claims and improve the working experience for university faculty and staff.

This committee uses employment practices claims and complaints to take a targeted approach to training by reviewing loss data, comparing it to departments and locations which had the most frequent loss experience and analyzing the data for trends. Upon discovering a particular trend, EPIC works with the campus and or systemwide departments to provide training programs to university managers, supervisors and employees.


EPIC membership

MemberLocationTitle
Bryce Besser UCSD - EH&S Senior Litigation Analyst
Carolyn Boland UCLA - Insurance & Risk Mgmt General Liability Manager
Farfalla Borah UCSB - Human Resources Manager, Employee & Labor Relations
Emily Breed Office of the President ERM Analyst
Steve Chilcott UCD - Human Resources Executive Director
Kevin Confetti Office of the President Director, Workers' Compensation Systems and Operations & Employment Practices Liability
John Daly UC Irvine Assistant Vice Chancellor Human Resources
Maure Gardner UCLA - Health System Human Resources Director, Labor Relations & Compensation
Sarah Hawthorne UC Berkeley Associate Campus Counsel UCB
Erica Healander UCR - Risk Management Director
Belinda Hein UC San Diego Medical Center Director, Risk Services
Karen Hull UC Davis Associate VC - Human Resources
Andy Huntington Office of the President Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment
Eric Kvigne UC Davis Risk Management Services
Jadie Lee UC Riverside Associate VC - Human Resources
Lubbe Levin UCLA Associate VC - Human Resources
John Lohse Office of the President Director of Investigations - Ethics, Compliance & Audit
Pam Lombardo UC Santa Barbara Acting Associate Vice Chancellor
Dean Malilay UCLA - Insurance & Risk Mgmt Director
Adrienne Malka UCLA - Insurance & Risk Mgmt Assistant Director
Valerie E. Marble Office of General Counsel Legal Support Specialist
Jane Miller UCLA - School of Med, Dean's Office - Human Resources Employee Relations Manager
Shelley Nielson UCSF MC3 - Workforce Planning
Sheila O'Rourke UC Davis Acting Associate Campus Counsel
Karen Petrulakis Office of General Counsel Chief Deputy General Counsel & Deputy General Counsel Litigation
Katie Pickard Alliant Insurance Services Risk Consultant
Susan Pihl UC Irvine Director, Benefits and Workers' Comp & Disability Mgmt. Serv
Mary Anne Rasmussen UCOP Human Resources Director
Sharon Rosario UCD - Academic Affairs Analyst
Amy Rosen UCD - Vice Chancellor - Academic Affairs Director/Academic Employee Relations
Carole Rossi UC Santa Cruz Chief Campus Counsel
Donna Salvo UCOP Human Resources Executive Director, Talent Management
Valerie Shelton Office of General Counsel Senior Counsel, Litigation Labor & Employment
Binnie Singh UCD - Academic Affairs Assistant Vice Provost
Shane Snowden UCSF - Center for LGBT Health & Equity Director
Keena Tracy UCOP Executive Assistant
Jeanette Valdivia UCLA - Staff Diversity & AA/EEO Compliance Office Investigative Consultant
Leslie Van Houten Office of the President Senior Counsel, Labor and Employment
Allison Woodall Office of General Counsel Deputy General Counsel

Training & education

Please contact Kevin Confetti if you have any suggestions for future educational content. The committee is in the process of developing curriculum for 2015/2016.