Human Resources

The Emory Department of Surgery's Human Resources Office manages essential and systemically important functions involved with employment and employee relations.

Current Roles and Responsibilities

  • Advise faculty, staff, and leadership on HR issues

  • Coordinate compliance with HR policies and procedures

  • Process payroll updates, HRAFs, and related paperwork

  • Process visas

  • Process job reclassifications

  • Faculty promotions

  • Manage faculty PTO (paid time off) tracker

  • Arrange special HR training as needed/requested

  • Employee relations

  • Faculty employment

  • Faculty Career Development Report

  • New Faculty Hires: Guide physician recruits through the on-boarding and credentialing process

Useful Links

An Emory Net ID and password is required to access the following documents:

Career Development Conference Report: Used by faculty to document their activities and progress within a particular timeframe. The completed form will be essential during development evaluations between faculty and their chairs.

Chair Evaluation Form for Faculty Development Performance: Used by faculty to annually evaluate their chair's performance on faculty development initiatives.

Faculty Time Records: This monthly report of faculty activities is mandatory for Emory's affiliated hospitals to reimburse the University for teaching and administrative services.

Conflict of Interest (eCOI): The annual certification process requires submission of the eCOI, which faculty use to report external activities and—if they are investigators—to declare any financial interest in research.

Human Resources Contacts

Vertis Walker
Interim Human Resources Administrator
404.727.8035
vbwalke@emory.edu

Samantha Dowell
Business Manager
404.727.9610
sbuckno@emory.edu

LaDawn Christian
Human Resources Specialist
404.712.3404
ladawn.christian@emory.edu

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