University of Vermont

Division of Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Jes Kraus

Contact Information

428 Waterman Building
Burlington, VT 05405
(v) 802-656-3368

Admin Assistant/HRSAA Case Assistant
(v) 802-656-0229

Director Labor Relations and Employment Services
(v) 802-656-1393

Director Benefits, Compensation & HRIS

Greg Paradiso
(v) 802-656-3102

Director AA/EEO Office
(v) 802-656-3368

Jes Kraus, J.D.
Associate Chief Human Resources Officer



‘Helping employees’. This is the primary purpose of the Human Resource Services and Affirmative Action unit. Our objective is to ‘be there’ for employees, whether they call, email, or arrive at our door.

As the face of the Human Resources function for our campus customers, we serve employees seeking information, advice, and consultation on personal and professional matters. The majority of these are recruitment and benefit related.  We are here to listen, and we are here to help.

We also offer assistance to employees in their supervisory role. Employee supervision can be very rewarding, but it is never easy. We are here for our university supervisors as a resource, sounding board, and advisor to help them understand and navigate university policy, procedure, and best practices.

Our Affirmative Action staff is here for all employees and supervisors to ensure that every member and prospective member of the campus community receives fair and equal treatment and opportunity, and experiences an inclusive environment.

Working together, integrating human resource and diversity and equity functions, we are here to welcome and serve all members of the university community and those aspiring to become an employee of the University of Vermont.

Reporting Areas:

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

Labor Relations and Employee Services

Total Rewards and Operations


Last modified January 04 2018 01:42 PM