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Kristen Melelani Walker

Financial & Human Resources Specialist


  • Fund manager & liaison for Faculty and Students with UCSD business/financial systems and outside agencies
  • Pre-award
    • Proposal & Budget Preparation
    • Coordinating Submission with OCGA, Agency
  • Post-Award
    • Advising Faculty & Students of grant guidelines, procedures, allowable expenses
    • My Funds & Payroll/PPS setup
    • Allocation &  monitoring of all Sociology federal, state, and private contracts & grants
    • Coordinating preparation and submission of progress reports, closeouts, no-cost extensions, ENPETs/EPETS


  • Hiring, record keeping, and PPS entry for Administrative Staff and Research Staff
  • Backup PPS support for Student Affairs & Academic Personnel
  • HR management support for MSO
  • Campus I.D. card


  • Approvals & monitoring transactions/payroll for Sociology, LAS, and AAASRC
  • Index setup, Project & COA Override Maintenance
  • Financial administrative support for MSO
  • Monitor financial activity for faculty allowances, retention, and start-up funds.
  • Fiscal support for AAASRC
  • Initiate eNPETs, encumbrance adjustments, TOFs and ePETS
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual control tracker
  • Monthly transaction sampling and general ledger reconciliation


  • Assist Faculty, Students, & Staff with Single-Sign On ID creation, revocation,  & password resets
  • Active Directory/Email Setup
  • Maintain and coordinate access & security between ACT, MSO, and Sociology users to UCSD business systems including ISIS, IFIS, PPS, and Link Family


Monday 7:30am-4:00pm
Tuesday Telecommuting
Wednesday 7:30am-4:00pm
Thursday 7:30am-4:00pm
Friday 7:30am-4:00pm

*This is a typical schedule but may fluctuate at times