Human Resources Office

Our Mission
The Human Resources Office is committed to working with the diverse South Puget Sound Community College community in identifying and responding to its changing needs. Our goal is to be a valued resource and partner in supporting the College Mission and Vision by providing leadership, training, expertise and excellent customer service. We strive to create a positive work and learning environment for employees and students while serving those who serve our students.  HR provides leadership and guidance in the development, implementation, and equitable administration and application of college policies and procedures, bargaining agreements, and hiring practices.

We are here for you!
We are here to help guide and support you. Please remember to check the website for current campus hours, and sign up for Omnilert for emergency notifications and school closures.

Need help?  See contacts below or email:

Human Resources Office

Samantha Dotson
Executive Human Resource Officer, Title IX Officer

  • Labor Relations
  • Employee Relations
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Labor Contract Negotiations WFSE & AFT
  • Title IX Complaints
  • Discrimination Complaints

Wendy Spengler
Human Resource Consultant, Benefits & Compensation

  • VOE's- Verifications of Employment
  • PSLF Verifications
  • Medical, Dental, Insurance, and Retirement Benefits
  • New Employee Benefit Orientations
  • Shared Leave and FMLA administration
  • Adjunct Faculty Benefits and Onboarding
  • Reasonable Accomodation Requests
  • Coordination of benefits between SPSCC and state agencies
  • Sick Leave Buyout Payments
  • Unemployment Claims
  • L&I Claims for Work-Related Injuries
  • Workplace Investigations

Karen Hensley
Fiscal Analyst 2- Payroll Analyst

  • Payroll questions
  • Part-Time hourly and Student timesheets
  • Overtime Pay
  • Garnishments and Deductions
  • W-2 and tax reconciliation

Kamber Smith
Human Resource Consultant -Generalist

  • Supervisory Training and Resources
  • Classified Performance Development Plans (PDP's)
  • Health & Wellness Programs
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERG) Liasion
  • Staff & Faculty Coaching-Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Liasion

Lynn Dignan
Human Resource Consultant, Executive Assistant

  • Classification and Labor Relations
  • Classified Salary Compensation
  • ITPS Coordinator
  • Exempt Evaluations
  • Position Review Requests
  • Public Records Coordinator
  • HR Policies & Procedures Steward
  • Seniority and RIF Lists
  • Official Transcripts Coordinator

Will Peters
Human Resource Consultant Assistant 

  • New Employee Paperwork (I-9, W-4, Retirement)
  • Address changes, W-4, and Direct Deposit Forms
  • Professional Development Training Fund Requests
  • Absence Management Processing
  • Budget
  • Purchasing

Maliya Patterson
Office Assistant 3, Recruitment

  • Recruitment & Hiring
  • NEOGOV Applicant System Coordinator
  • Screening Committees
  • Position Descriptions
  • Background Checks

Natalie Eaton
Human Resource Consultant, Recruitment and Workforce Development

  • Recruitment & Hiring
  • NEOGOV Applicant System Coordinator
  • Full-time Appointment/hire letters
  • Screening Committees
  • Position Descriptions
  • Background Checks
  • Workforce Development


South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. SPSCC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. SPSCC is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population.  We strongly encourage prospective employees to apply without regard to race, color, religion,  sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status.  South Puget Sound Community College is a drug-free workplace.