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Human Resources and Payroll

Welcome to the Human Resources & Payroll Department at South Piedmont Community College. The employees of Human Resources & Payroll will perform duties to facilitate a work environment that supports and promotes productivity, efficiency, and innovation in accomplishing tasks to achieve the SPCC mission.

The mission of Human Resources is to acquire, retain, and support excellent faculty and staff. The Human Resources Department is committed to demonstrating a caring approach to employees and their work.

The mission of Payroll is to process accurate and timely payrolls. The Payroll Department is committed to ensuring that all employees are paid correctly and on time with the correct withholdings and deductions, and to ensure the withholdings and deductions are remitted in a timely manner.

In an effort to provide quality customer service, please contact our specialized staff members for your assistance:

Office Locations:
L.L. Polk Campus, Garibaldi Room 232
OCH Campus, Building A Room 304

Lauren Sellers Lauren Sellers – Associate Vice President of Human Resources & Payroll / Title IX Employee Coordinator – 704-272-5335

Manages the Human Resources & Payroll Department. Primary contact concerning personnel issues/employee relations. Oversees payroll operations and administers employee benefits. Serves as Title IX Employee Coordinator concerning issues of harassment, etc.

Cheryl Brakefield

Cheryl Brakefield – Director of Human Resources – 704-272-5471

Primary contact for personnel related questions. Coordinates onboarding for new hires, HR training sessions, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) paperwork, and Workers Compensation claims. Coordinates with college administration regarding faculty and staff credentials/certifications in relation to SACS standards. Responsible for maintaining College job descriptions and organizational charts.

Lauren Castle

Lauren Castle – Human Resources Coordinator, Full-Time Employment – 704-993-2478

Coordinates search authorizations, advertisements, and job descriptions for position openings. Processes all incoming employment applications and questions concerning full-time vacancies. Schedules interviewing and coordinates search team processes. Manages online sites (internal and external) for Human Resources and Payroll.

Susie Trexler

Susie Trexler – Human Resources Coordinator, Part-Time Employment – 704-272-5344

Meets with new part-time hires to complete employment paperwork. Responsible for the data entry of new part-time hires. Processes all incoming employment applications and questions concerning part-time vacancies. Processes full-time employment contracts, secondary employment requests, and emergency contact updates. Responsible for maintaining employee performance appraisals (annual and probationary).

Melissa Senko

Melissa Senko – Benefits/Wellness Coordinator – 704-272-5334

Primary contact for benefit related questions. Processes employee health benefits, retirement, and supplemental insurance. Processes leave requests, including voluntary shared leave. Verifies and calculates previous state or county employment and postsecondary educator experience. Maintains non-exempt full-time timesheets. Meets with new full-time hires to complete employment paperwork. Responsible for the data entry of all new full-time hires. Coordinates employee health and wellness initiatives. Schedules benefit representatives and wellness clinics on campus.

Christy Winfield

Christy Winfield – Payroll Coordinator/Compliance Specialist – 704-272-5339

Primary contact for payroll related questions. Responsible for processing full-time and part-time payroll. Handles monthly, quarterly and yearly tax reporting. Completes employment and wage verifications. Processes ESC claims paperwork. Manages E-verify process. Prepares and maintains institutional effectiveness outcomes for Human Resources and Payroll.