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What is Talent Acquisition Manager (TAM)? 

TAM is an internationally used delivered PeopleSoft module that will allow UCR to manage an additional component of the employment lifecycle - recruitment - in one system providing users with one platform with which to engage. TAM will replace UCR's current applicant tracking system, iRecruit, and is designed to expedite and standardize the hiring process. TAM allows for creating job posting, managing and screening applicants, as well as approving and delivering job offers within a single application. 


Benefits of TAM

  • Advances UC’s Working Smarter Initiative by implementing technology and operational changes that will yield quality and service improvement
  • Aligns with UCPath goals and objectives to standardize and streamline


  • Provides additional functionality and a complete online end-to-end recruitment and selection process 
  • Allows for increased visibility into the status of recruitments, enhanced job seeker experience and enhanced reporting capabilities 

When Will TAM Launch?

UCR’s Implementation Date Extended

The implementation date for TAM and ePer has been extended from March 2019 to September 2019. Although the project was successfully moving towards the March 2019 implementation date, UCR leadership, along with the project sponsors, reevaluated the timeline and the impact to the campus which has already undergone significant change with FOM|UCPath. They concluded that delaying the deployment by six months could alleviate additional project and change fatigue and allow additional time to focus on UCPath stabilization. 


TAM and ePer Current Activities

UCR has begun integration testing of TAM and ePer which runs through mid-December. The testing team consists of department supervisors and human resources staff who will work first hand with these systems. Testers developed and are executing recruiting and performance appraisal test scenarios and are providing important feedback on system functionality and navigation. TAM and ePerformance workgroups (representative of campus departments and organizations) have been established and meet regularly to review system configuration and functionality; provide feedback and focus to guide the implementation; identify stakeholder concerns; and provide guidance on change management and engagement efforts. We are grateful to both the TAM/ePerformance testing team workgroups for participating in these critical implementation activities. For a list of members, please see below.


For the latest deployment updates, contact Lorena Velasquez.


TAM and ePer revised timeline

TAM Testing Team and Workgroup





Bourns College of Engineering

Comp Sci & Eng

Isaac Owusu-Frimpong

Financial and Administrative Officer

Bourns College of Engineering

Engineering - Dean's Office

Chelsea Brown

Payroll Analyst

Bourns College of Engineering

Engineering - Dean's Office

Marie Good

AP/HR Analyst

Business & Administrative Services

Talent Acq & Diversity Outreach

Emma Geach

Sr. Employment Analyst

Business & Administrative Services

VC - Business & Admin Svcs

Adrienne Bowdan

Personnel Analyst

Business & Administrative Services

VC - Business & Admin Svcs

Jacob Schiffer

HR Generalist

College of Humanities, Art and Social Sciences

CHA&SS Dean's Office

Alisha French

HR Analyst

College of Natural and Agriculture Sciences

CNAS Personnel Service Ctr.

Emelyn Lutzker

HR Generalist

College of Natural and Agriculture Sciences

CNAS Personnel Service Ctr.

Sarah Dillon

HR Generalist

Enrollment Management

Career Services Center

Sean Cason

Interim CFAO

Facilities/Architects & Engineering

Housing Facilities

Vanessa Viola

HR Generalist

Graduate Division

Graduate Division

Kennett Lai

Asst. Dean and CFAO

Intercollegiate Athletics

Intercollegiate Athletics

Chanel Stovall

Sr. Director of Business Ops

Provost/Exec Vice Chancellor

Strategic Exec Admin Team

Luisa Levario

Director, Business Operations

School of Medicine

Strategic Rsc Ctr

Carie Smith

Senior HR Consultant

School of Public Policy

SPP - Dean's Office

Jasmine Salas

Academic Personnel and HR Mgr

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education

Tracey Scholtemeyer

CFAO & Chief of Staff

Undergraduate Education

Univ. Writing Program

Jill Cantonwine



Business Svcs

Tausha Cuffie Barnet

HR Representative

University Advancement

University Advancement

Lisa Rabenstein

Exec. Director of Talent Acquisition

University Library

University Library

Wendy Williams-Clark

HR Director

Vice Chancellor - Research

Research & Economic Dev Office

Bri Cates

Executive Services Officer

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

Recreation/Student Rec Ctr

Rochelle Pinkney

Admin Specialist Supervisor

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

Student Affairs Admin

Brittani Collins

HR Manager