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 of college policies and proceures, bargaining agreements, and hiring.

We are here for you!
We understand these are difficult and stressful times. We are here to help and support you during this time. Please remember to check the website for updates on COVID-19, 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

  • 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

  • VOE- Verifications of Employment
  • Payroll questions
  • Part-Time hourly and Student TLR timesheets
  • Overtime Pay for Classified, Part-Time Classified and Student employees.
  • Questions related to pay submissions
  • 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) point of contact
  • Staff & Faculty Coaching-Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Liasion

Lynn Dignan
Human Resource Consultant, Public Records Coordinator

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

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

Will Peters
HR Consultant Assistant 

  • New Employee Paperwork (I-9, W-4, Retirement)
  • Address changes, W-4, and Direct Deposit Forms
  • Professional Development Training Fund Requests
  • Time & Leave Processing
  • TLR Timesheets for Classified Employees


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.

Washington State Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

South Puget Sound Community College is committed to assisting our employees by offering Employee Assistance Program resources to help employees and their families cope and thrive through the financial and emotional challenges that we all face. The EAP uses the internet to provide you and your family with information and resources to find positive outcomes in difficult times. The EAP can help with work, home or family life issues and everything remains confidential.

For example, here are some common situations where you may just need someone to talk to:

  • You need to have a difficult conversation with your employee or boss and are are looking for coaching.
  • Your teenager is heading a direction that makes you nervous and you feel at a loss for what to do.
  • You are looking for resources to help you and your aging parents make life decisions.
  • Your work-life balance seems out-of-balance and you are getting concerned.
  • Your relationship with your partner seems to be struggling more than it should be.
  • You can't figure out if you are being bullied by someone or if it's just you.

Employees can contact the EAP at any time for assistance. Using the service is no cost to the employee, and all contact is held confidential and is not reported to the employer.

For additional information or assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 360-596-5500; or contact the Employee Assistance Program directly at 360-753-3260 or toll free at 877-313-4455.