Department of Human Resources
Elizabeth Schwarz lives out the values of Integrity and Collaboration in her work as an HR coordinator. Schwarz deals with confidential and sometimes difficult personnel issues, in which she exhibits Integrity and a commitment to do what is right, never just what is easy. Schwarz also embodies the value of Collaboration in her efforts to lead the HR team to helpful solutions when they are faced with both challenges and opportunities. She asks precise questions to ensure she understands each circumstance that the team is facing, in order that appropriate measures are taken to serve her colleagues.
One of her nominators said Schwarz leads by example and “conducts herself with the highest degree of professionalism while also conveying empathy and concern for the people and situations that she encounters in her HR role.”
“I have seen this on multiple occasions when my team has faced reorganization, position openings, compensation questions, and more,” one nominator said of Schwarz. “Elizabeth is always a highly reliable and trusted resource, and someone who makes working through problems an unexpected pleasure.”
A nominator said that in an instance when a new employee did not receive her first paycheck on time due to an error, Elizabeth was quick to resolve the issue, collaborating with multiple employees to have the error sorted out. Schwarz even drove to Denton to pick up the paycheck herself for the new employee.
Schwarz also serves on the Best Place for All team, where her knowledge and skills are utilized to advance policies around flexible work schedules. Through BPFA, she volunteers her time and counsel as a point person to the UNT System and UNTHSC campus teams to draft guidelines that better clarify opportunities available to employees. Schwarz is described by her nominators as honest, trustworthy, dependable and a great asset to the UNTHSC team.
Nominated by Doug White and Jason Hartley