Human Resources

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As a bronze-level veteran-friendly school, HFC is proud to be the first community college in Michigan named a bronze-level Veteran-Friendly Employer.

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Diverse, Inclusive Campus

HFC is committed to fostering inclusion and diversity among our campus community by being a Welcoming College.

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Great Compensation Packages

HFC offers a competitive compensation package for qualifying employees (see bargaining agreements below for info) that provides a full spectrum of benefits including health, dental, vision, employee assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, professional development, and extensive paid time off.

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Competitive Compensation Packages

Paid Time Off and Holidays through Fiscal Year 2024

In addition to individual Paid Time Off, Personal Business, Vacation, and Sick time (these terms and number of days off are defined by collective bargaining agreements or exempt status), HFC employees receive 15 paid days off, including holidays, each year.

Fiscal year 2023-2024 paid days off and holidays:

  • Monday, September 4, 2023 - Labor Day Holiday
  • Thursday, November 23, 2023 through Friday, November 24, 2023 - Thanksgiving holiday + paid day off
  • Friday, December 22, 2023 through Monday, January 1, 2024 - Winter Break paid days off
  • Monday, January 15, 2024 - Martin Luther King Holiday
  • Thursday, March 7 through Friday, March 8, 2024 - Spring Break paid days off
  • Monday, May 27, 2024 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • Thursday, July 4, 2024 - Independence Day Holiday

Health Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Mental Health, and more

HFC offers robust health benefits to most employees at reasonable employee contribution cost, including:

  • Health care / medical (details depend on collective bargaining unit; employee premium and copays vary)
  • Dental care (no employee premium; copays specified)
  • Vision care (no employee premium; copays specified)

Please refer to your respective Collective Bargaining Agreement below for details on non-medical and benefits guides

A few of the additional resources currently offered at no charge to employees, except where noted, include:

*Represented employees should refer to the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement to determine eligibility.

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Human Resources Office

We are a full-service human resources department responsible for talent acquisition, onboarding, benefits, compensation planning and administration, employee development, and the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements. We use the College's mission statement, ABIDE Talent Management Strategy, and Strategic Plan as our guides to recruit, retain, and engage a team of diverse, well-qualified employees, while partnering with the College community to foster an environment that creates, encourages, and maintains the well-being of faculty, staff, students, and the broader community.

Contact Us

If you have questions about employment-related matters at HFC, contact our Human Resources Office.

Hours during Summer Semester:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Located in the Welcome Center (WC)

For HFC Employees: whom to contact for assistance

Department Leadership

Lisa Bradley, Executive Director, Human Resources
x9609 (
Institutional HR leadership, strategy, employee engagement, and department operations

Assistant Directors

Lynn Borczon, Assistant Director, Human Resources
x9664 (
HR operations relating to compensation and benefits.

Tracye Y. Davis, Assistant Director, Human Resources – Performance, Development, and Engagement
x9855 (
HR operations relating to talent acquisition, performance management, and training/talent development solutions.

Mark Tade, Assistant Director, Employee and Labor Relations, and Employee Title IX Deputy Coordinator
x9851 (
HR operations relating to employees, labor relations, and collective bargaining.

Human Resources Team Members

Gaadeh Abou-Arabi, Compensation Specialist
x9694 (
Employee compensation, PAFs, and payroll.

Jennifer Chapman, HR Generalist
x6455 (
General HR questions or assistance.

Zeinab Hachem, Talent Management Specialist
x9637 (
Talent recruitment support, hiring processes, new hire support.

Terri Hagen, Talent Acquisition Coordinator
x6454 (
Talent recruitment management including position searches, search advocacy, hiring processes, and on-boarding of new hires.

Adam Jaber, HRIS Analyst
x9824 (
HR Information Systems (HRIS), including NeoEd and HANK. Supports HR software end users.

Tiffany Webster, Benefits Manager
x9692 (
All matters pertaining to employee benefits.

Raya York, Labor Relations Specialist
x9698 (
Employee and labor relations. Employee Title IX investigator.

VACANT, Human Resources Assistant

Customer service, applicant inquiries, employment verification requests, personnel records, HR team support.

Still not sure whom to call?

Call 313-845-9820, and we will route you to the appropriate team member.

Employee Handbook

The Employee Handbook is provided to all employees for policies, practices, and benefits at the College. It is available exclusively online.

You will find the Employee Handbook webpage here.

ABIDE Talent Management Strategy

In 2023, the College adopted a talent management strategy around the principles of ABIDE: Advancing Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity.

The complete ABIDE talent management strategy may be found here.

Collective Bargaining Unit Information


Local 1650 - American Federation of Teachers

The Henry Ford College Federation of Teachers, Local 1650, represents full-time faculty, counselors, librarians, Placement/Co-op and Student Activities Officers, and the Athletic Director at the College. The current bargaining agreement expires on August 21, 2023. Eric Rader is the President of the Union.

Adjunct Faculty Organization (AFO)

The Henry Ford College Adjunct Faculty Organization represents part-time instructional staff teaching credit courses, counselors, librarians, and Placement/Co-op and Student Activities Officers at the College. The current bargaining agreement expires on August 26, 2021. Lynn Boza is the President of the Union.


Local 71 - Administrators’ Association

The Henry Ford College Administrators’ Association, Local 71, represents employees at the College who serve as administrators, supervisors, and managers. The Association does not represent administrators who report directly to the President of the College, as these positions are Exempt. The current bargaining agreement expires on June 30, 2025. Joe Zitnik is the President of the Association.

Support Staff Association (SSA)

The Henry Ford College Support Staff Association (SSA), which was formed in November 2011, represents employees at the College who serve in administrative and technical support, food service, and facilities and operations. The current collective bargaining agreement expires on June 30, 2024. Joni Morris is the President of the Association.

Dearborn Schools Operating Engineers Association (DSOEA)

The Dearborn Schools Operating Engineers Association represents engineers at the College, as well as engineers who work for the Dearborn Public Schools.

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