Responsible for the administration of University State and Federal Family Leave benefits. Assists in the processing of all requests for reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, along with requests for New Jersey Temporary Disability, New Jersey Family Leave Insurance, and Unpaid Leaves of Absence. Assists the Associate Director and Manager of Labor/Employee Relations with employee grievances and acts as a liaison between the University’s Office of the General Counsel and external General Counsel to secure work authorizations for international visitors and employees in accordance with the University’s policies and procedures.
Sandra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (2006), and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management (2019) from Rutgers University. She also holds a Human Resource Management Certification from Union County College (2013), and is a certified Strategic Human Resource Business Partner (2019). Prior to NJIT, Sandra worked as a retail banking manager for Capital One Bank, N.A., and later uncovered a true passion for people, which drew her into the Human Resources field. Most recently she worked as Human Resource Generalist for a reputable full practice law firm specializing in Real Estate law in Parsippany, NJ where her focus points were employee relations issues, staff development/training, staffing/recruiting, personal and family leave administration, and policy and procedure compliance. Sandra has been with NJIT since November 2014.