Human Resources

Mission & Contacts

Please note: This page is the home of SWTJC's Human Resources Department. If you are looking for information on employment, please visit the available positions page.

Welcome to the Human Resource Department for Southwest Texas Junior College. Our mission is to provide accurate and up-to-date information in a timely and efficient manner to individuals searching for employment opportunities, employees seeking benefit information, responding to the needs of business and the community or simply answering your questions. Our office is here to serve you. We look forward to helping you with your request.

With respect to the employment and promotion of teaching and non-teaching personnel, it is the policy of Southwest Texas Junior College not to discriminate either in favor of or against any persons on the basis of to sex, race, color, creed or religion, age, national origin, disability or veterans status.


SWTJC Policy Manual (click here)


SWTJC Human Resources
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801

Oscar Garcia, Coordinator
Phone: 830-591-7330
Fax: 830-591-7340

Lidia Alvarez, Payroll Officer
Phone: 830-591-7291
Fax: 830-591-7340 or 591-2913

Melissa Lopez, Payroll/Personnel Clerk
Phone: 830-591-2948
Fax: 830-591-7340


In this section:

   Insurance Benefits
   Tuition Discount SRSU-RGC


Medical Insurance

United HealthCare Services Inc (UHS) administers HealthSelect.
Insurance Forms If you cannot make an change ON-LINE, complete an insurance form and send to your Benefits Coordinator.
Premium Rates The monthly premium depends on your status as an employee or retiree.
Prescription Drugs Every covered individual in your family pays a $50 deductible during each plan year before benefits and co-payments start.
CHIP CHIP is available to children of employees in the ERS insurance program. You can enroll in CHIP at any time of year.
COBRA COBRA continuation coverage allows you and your dependents to keep your health and dental coverage for a certain period of time after you leave employment.
Primary Care Physicians Primary care physicians within 125 mile radius from Uvalde.
Specialists Specialists within 125 mile radius from Uvalde.

Dental Insurance

Dental Insurance
Humana Dental Website
HumanDental (DHMO)
Human Dental State of Texas Dental Choice Plan
Dental Discount Plan
Humana Dental Customer Service
Dental Plan Forms

Life & Disability Insurance

Short-Term Disability
Long-Term Disability

Long Term Care Insurance

Long-Term Care



TSA Consulting Group
403b Salary Reduction Agreement
Social Security Administration


DEC (Legal)
DEC (Local)
DEC (Exhibit)
Department of Labor Fact Sheet #28F - Qualifying Reasons for Leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act 


Tuition Discount

Registration Fee Waiver and Tuition Scholarship Form 

HR/Payroll Forms & Schedules

Hiring Forms






Employee Forms and Evaluations

Employee Leave


ORP Overview: ORP v. TRS

List of Approved Financial Investment Companies

THECB -- Optional Retirement Program (ORP) Information


Below are the forms necessary to submit the names of students participating in work programs.

Please send the form electronically to so they can be submitted to TASB (Scottsdale Insurance Company), the insurance carrier.

Preceptorship - Fall

Preceptorship - Spring

Preventing Harassment in the Workplace and on Campus

Workplace Harassment Certificate Instructions

Preventing Harassment in the Workplace and on Campus

Full-Time Employees: send completion certificate to Nita Reed

Part-Time and Student Employees: send completion certificate to Human Resources


Please email any concerns or comments regarding safety to:

Uvalde: Oscar Garcia
Crystal City: Cruz Mata
Del Rio: Linda Juarez
Eagle Pass: Robert Koenig




Worker's Compensation

Employee notice:

Employee Notice of Alliance Requirements, English Version
Employee Notice of Alliance Requirements, Spanish Version

Form to sign and return:

Employee Acknowledgment of the Alliance Direct Contracting Program, English Version
Employee Acknowledgment of the Alliance Direct Contracting Program, Spanish Version

Send forms by campus mail or to:

Southwest Texas Junior College
Human Resources
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801

Important Notice to all Employees!

Effective September 1, 2010, Southwest Texas Junior College will be using Texas Association of School Boards, Risk Management Fund as the carrier for Workers Compensation. We are required by the fund to have certain criteria in place by September 1.

First, we must distribute the Employee Notice of Alliance Requirements to all employees. In addition, each employee must sign and return the Employee Acknowledgment of the Alliance Direct Contracting Program form as soon as possible. This applies to staff (part-time and full-time), faculty, adjunct faculty, and college work-study students. If you are supervisory staff and have employees who do not have access to our e-mails or may not have computer access, please give them copies of both forms so that the acknowledgment form is returned.

As you hire new employees, these forms must be distributed and returned. This is especially important for College Workstudy students and part-time employees.

Thank you so much for your assistance and cooperation. Please call me with any questions you may have.

Oscar S. Garcia