About Us

Human Resources

Employees are our most valuable assets.  Recognizing this, the Human Resources team at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center provides innovative and practical human resource solutions that address workplace issues, business challenges, and serve to meet business objectives.  To accomplish this, we assist and advise management and employees to:

  • Align human resource talent, motivation and needs with organizational initiatives, values, strategies, needs and objectives 
  • Provide services and advice that promote a work environment that is characterized by fair treatment for employees
  • Promote open communication, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect.


The Human Resources Department acts as a business partner working with and for the employees, divisions, and units of the Cancer Center, including staff and academic employees, supervisors, and management. 

Academic Affairs Support

Guidance on appointment and reappointment actions (merit, acceleration, promotion, change in tier); file preparation and coordination


Insurance plans (medical, dental, vision, legal, supplemental disability); dependent care; retirement (403b, DCP, UCRP); guidance on financial planning services


Job descriptions; job analysis; classification of positions; reclassification


Salary plans and policies; merit increases; equity increases; stipends


Affirmative action; Equal employment opportunity (EEO/Non-discrimination)

Employee Services

Child care; counseling; temporary employment; Skill Bank; career planning (My Career)

Employee & Labor Relations

Problem resolution; counsel and advice on various issues such as workplace differences; conflict management; report harassment or discrimination


Application or renewal of visa status; change in visa status; various immigration petition applications; travel advisory and letters

Leave of Absence

Medical (personal or family); pregnancy; personal; disability; catastrophic leave

Payroll and Timekeeping

Time and attendance; overtime and time off; paycheck inquiries; change to withholding (W4); employment verification

Performance Management

Performance standards; performance evaluations; improvement plans; corrective action

Policy and Practices

Guidance on UC, campus, and Cancer Center employment policies; development of departmental policies

Recognition & Rewards

Incentive award program; service awards; Cancer Center recognition programs


Personnel files and records; temporary increase in percent time; PARS distribution

Recruitment and Staffing

Advertising; interviewing; selection; reference checks; background checks; pre-employment physicals; hiring; Promotion Project; dual employment; temporary staffing; Skill Bank

Reduction in Time and Layoffs

Voluntary reduction in time; START; involuntary reduction in time; layoff

Workers’ Compensation; compliance assistance; inspections; postings; safety training


Key distribution and procedures


Exit process and interviews

Training and Education

Guidance on staff education and development classes; career planning services; educational benefits, self-study library; Web-based training

Work/Life Issues

Alternate work schedules; time off (holidays, jury duty, leave of absence, sick leave/bereavement, vacation, voting)

Moores Cancer Center building 

Contact Us

Deirdre Fonseca
Human Resources Manager
Phone: 858-657-6333
Fax: 858-657-6878
Email: deirdre@ucsd.edu
Mail Code: 0658