Hi, I am Carmen Salas, the Business Manager for LROC. My job is to ensure that all the business operation functions are in place. The business functions consist of Human Resource (payroll, hiring, termination, and unresolved issues); financial functions (research, local, and state accounts; report submission for ASU/NASA, reconciliation of accounts); proposal pre/post award submissions; education and public outreach (work with the EPO team on various projects); travel requests; and ensuring that all the students and staff comply with Arizona State policy and procedures.
Another part of my job is interacting with staff, postdoctoral associates, and students. This part of my job is the most fulfilling part of my position. I enjoy speaking with all of them and seeing their future endeavors come to light.
I will be leaving LROC this month to pursue my Masters in Business Administration degree. I will miss them all!