Joseph B. Gumataotao has officially assumed the role of chief human resources officer at the University of Guam.
Gumataotao holds a juris doctorate degree from the Ave Maria School of Law, an independent Roman Catholic law school in Naples, Florida. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from UOG.
“I hope to continue the progress at the HR Office. We’ve already gone digital in areas that were heavily reliant on paper-based processing,” Gumataotao said. “The aim is to push forward with work-flow integration and getting more onboarding processing streamlined. At the same time, we will work on providing more training and development programs for our employees.”
He most recently served as acting and interim chief human resources officer. In July, his title became official after a competitive search.
He previously was the director of UOG’s Equal Employment Opportunity office and coordinator for Title IX and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance at UOG.
Gumataotao said his legal background and interest in employment law drew him into the field of human resources. He worked as a general practice attorney and as a senior law clerk for now-retired Superior Court Judge Anita Sukola before joining UOG. (PR)