Coco Seymour, Director &
Chief Administrative Officer
The Office of Central Fiscal and Human Resources (OCFHR) is comprised of three units: Central Business Office, Fiscal, and Human Resources.
The Central Business Office unit provides the school’s department chairs and program directors administrative guidance and support at the department and program level. The unit strives to keep JABSOM departments and programs operational when faced with administrative outages and vacancies, by recruiting and filling positions, initiating Fiscal & HR documents, training new administrative staff, providing budgetary guidance, & keeping department chairs and program directors informed on department/program activities.
The Fiscal unit is responsible for controlling school-wide expenditures within funding authorization in accordance with UH policies and procedures and extramural sponsor funding requirements. The office is committed to providing support for procurement, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, grants administration and audit coordination. The office also provides guidance and assistance to the school’s executives, department chairs, program directors, principal investigators and their staff with respect to fiscal matters.
The Human Resources unit is responsible for human resources management in accordance with UH policies and procedures and collective bargaining union agreements. The office is committed to providing support for recruitment, salary and benefits administration, workforce management, employer and employee relations, and professional development opportunities. The office also provides guidance and assistance to JABSOM executives, department chairs, program directors, principal investigators and their staff with respect to personnel matters.
Additionally, the OCFHR director serves as JABSOM’s designated Deputy Title IX Coordinator and is responsible for receiving information related to allegations of sex discrimination and gender-based violence. In consultation with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Office of Title IX, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action, and Office of General Counsel, the JABSOM’s Deputy TIX Officer may assist with filing a complaint, serve as a resource for answering questions about UH policies and procedures, provide information on employee and student rights, as well as other helpful employee and student resources.