HR Partners

The HR Partners are a team of dedicated employees serving as liaisons between HRIC and the various academic and non-academic divisional units within the University. In consultation with divisional leaders, they provide guidance and support on HR matters related to talent management, including workforce planning, recruiting, on-boarding, and more. Additionally, the HR Partners are available to assist all DU employees in understanding University policies and the collective bargaining agreement, as well as in addressing a variety of work and performance related matters.

Services the HR Partners can provide include:

  • Consulting for managers and employees regarding job performance and workplace concerns
  • Policy interpretation and application
  • Guidance on workplace issues
  • Assistance with exit interviews

For more information or other inquiries, please email

Jim Noone

Director of Employee & Labor Relations

Current Units

Chancellor, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), EOIX, Facilities, General Counsel (OGC), HERS, Human Resources and Inclusive Community (HRIC), Internal Audit, ODEI, Provost

Michael Bartalo

HR Partner

Current Units

Athletics/Recreation & Wellness, Kennedy Mountain Campus, Business and Financial Affairs, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (CAHSS), Internationalization, Morgridge School of Education, Fisher Early Learning Center, Ricks Center for Gifted Children, Sturm College of Law (SCOL)

Shawn McVey

HR Partner

Current Units

Admission & Financial Aid, Advancement, Campus Safety, Centers & Institutes (Provost), Daniels College of Business (DCB), MarComm (Chancellor), Newman Center, Registrar, University Libraries, University Academic Programs (Provost) (UAP), University College (UCOL)

Sarah Manzaneres

HR Partner

Current Units

Conference and Events (CES), Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP), Graduate School for Social Work (GSSW) (incl. Butler), HCC (SAIE), HRE (SAIE), Information Technology (IT), Josef Korbel School of International Studies (JKSIS), Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM), Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science (RSECS), SAIE / Student Affairs, Office of Graduate Education (OGE), Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), University Financial Services (UFS)

Brittany Menn

HR Partner for Student Employees