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Human Resources & Payroll

We support the careers of students and employees…
It is the mission of the Human Resources and Payroll Office to advance the overall mission of Allegany College of Maryland through the acquisition, retention, development and support of highly-qualified faculty and staff. Our office works in partnership with administration, their teams and individual employees to provide programs and services that will enhance the learning and work environment.
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Location: COLLEGE CENTER (CC) 168


What you need to do?
  • View Job Opportunities
    • Allegany College of Maryland takes great pride in providing employees an outstanding work environment that offers a culture of support and a caring, family like atmosphere.
  • New Employee Information
  • Allegany College of Maryland welcomes you as a new member of our team!
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • ACM offers a comprehensive compensation package with an excellent benefits package which includes medical, prescription, vision, and dental; ample paid time off programs, tuition assistance programs, facilities and more.
What do we do?
  • Assist job applicants with their application.
  • Provide updates on application status.
  • Orient new employees to the college.
  • Inform applicants and employees about benefits options.
  • Serve employees in all aspects of employer to employee relationship.

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Equal Opportunity Employer
Allegany College of Maryland is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to its faculty, staff, and job applicants through non-discrimination in its employment practices including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotional opportunities, compensation, discipline, and termination. The college complies with all applicable equal opportunity requirements and county, state, and federal law regarding provision of equal employment opportunity.

Employee Recognition
At ACM, we are proud of the many accomplishments of our employees.  It is the people who bring their gifts and talents every day who are valued and make the organization what it is.  To begin, we recognize and celebrate all employees annually for their years of service and with employee appreciation events.  Co-workers nominate and recognize colleagues for teaching excellence, for providing support and empathy through the Sanner Award for Outstanding Teaching.  Another internal staff award, the Outstanding Accomplishment Award, recognizes those who demonstrate exceptional work ethic and above average performance.  And finally, using established criteria at the national level, the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award, through the League for Innovation in the Community College, is awarded annually to individuals and teams.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Where do I find forms?
    Current employees can find forms and information on the HR SharePoint site.
  • Are there any job openings?
    Please review the jobs posted on the Applicant Portal.
  • Are there any student jobs available?
    Please review job postings under the student tab on the Applicant Portal.
  • I’m interested in Continuing Education (CE) teaching opportunities, how do I apply?
    Submit your information, expertise, and availability. A representative from CE will then be in contact with you.
  • Where can I view my pay advices and W-2s?
    Employees can view pay advices and W-2s on Self-Service.
  • I’m interested in becoming a credit adjunct instructor. How do I apply?
    Apply here.


Silver Award 2020

2020 Healthiest Maryland Businesses Wellness at Work Award Recipient

Meet the Staff

Our experienced, knowledgeable staff are excited to share their expertise with you.

Melinda Duckworth
Director of Human Resources

College Center 168B

B.S., M.B.A, Frostburg State University

Will Giles
Human Resources Benefits Associate

College Center 168

B.A., M.S., McDaniel College  

Shanese Westfall
Human Resources Generalist

College Center 168C

B.S., West Virginia University
M.S., Capella University

Deneea Casteel
Human Resources Recruitment & Payroll Associate

College Center 168

A.S., Allegany College of Maryland

Susan Gabriel
Payroll Administrator

College Center 168A

A.S., ICM School of Business
B.S., Robert Morris University

Lauren Byler
HR Assistant/Activity Coordinator

College Center 168

BS, Frostburg State University

Emily Beck
Payroll Administrator

College Center 168

AS, Allegany College of Maryland BS, Frostburg State University


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