Name: Laurie Baker Title: Director of Human Resources Years at FUMA: 3
Duties: I handle all Human Resource, payroll, benefit, workers’ compensation, unemployment and government reporting and insure that all legal notices are posted as necessary. I communicate pertinent employee information to all staff and faculty as needed. Writing it all down, it sounds kind of boring, but I am glad to say it is rarely boring!
Describe yourself in one sentence. I am family-oriented, loyal, organized (most days), hard-working and I try to pack the most I can into any given day!
What is your favorite FUMA memory? I have been here only three years, but I love hearing the drum cadence on spring afternoons as the cadets are preparing for parades! Hearing the drums, seeing the beautiful campus in full bloom as the cadets approach the end of the school year – it just makes me happy on so many levels.
In the time you have been at the Academy, what do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment? I feel that I have made my office open for employees to come to me with their issues, big and small, as I assist them in navigating the confusing and ever-changing world of health, dental and vision insurance, as well as other issues as needed.
What job duties/responsibilities do you have at FUMA that others may not be aware of? I am responsible for all the behind-the-scenes details that go into accurately paying our almost 200 employees. I try to make it as seamless as possible since it is so important to insure that people are paid correctly and on time!