Employee Resources

General Information
Information Technology & Website Hosting

IT Reminders and Helps:

Please report ANY security incident with your computer to Jeff Wythe via email (wythe (AT) TAMU.EDU or phone (979.255.0098), whether it involves your computer directly or not. Examples

o   Having your security software give you a report of a virus on your computer

o   Someone you don’t know attempting to use a departmental computer

o   Receiving an email asking you for a password

  • Each employee is responsible for maintaining data backups if they elect not to use the department of ESSM file services. If you don’t know for sure whether you are using these services, please reach out for assistance. FYI: most users have at least some data on their computer that needs backup, even if you are using the file services.
  • Employees should not keep confidential information on their workstation, such as credit card numbers or social security numbers. For most of the department, your computer has a program to search for these items called “Identity Finder” installed that makes it easy to find these items.
  • Software installed on workstations should be limited to that which has a business purpose and is properly licensed.


Website Hosting:

New web sites needed by TAMU ESSM faculty, staff, and student clubs/organizations will be hosted by AgriLife Communications going forward. To request a new site, complete a work request form. Please include in the decription whether you the URL to be of the form http://agrilife.org/sitename or http://sitename.tamu.edu.

Once your website is set up, contact Judith Turlington to add a link to your new site on the ESSM website, under your faculty page or other location as deemed appropriate.

How do I get a visiting scientist on the TAMU wireless Network?

For guests with a duration of less than 2 weeks, the sponsoring faculty or staff just needs to go to guest.tamu.edu, log in with your Net-ID, and follow the instructions. The folks at identity management will then provide the account information you need.

For guests with a visit duration of longer than 2 weeks, it is suggest that a Net-ID be obtained. To obtain a Net-ID, the sponsoring staff/faculty will need to send an email to identity@tamu.edu containing the request for a Net-Id and the form Visiting Scholar 5VS and the UIN for the visitor. The 5VS is on file with the department HR manager, currently Cheryl Yeager.

Payroll & Human Resources
Disbursements/Accounts Payable
Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBS)
Contracts & Grants
Document Management (Laserfiche)
Business Office Contact Information

Texas A&M University
Department of Ecosystem Science & Management
Attn: Business Office
2138 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2138 

Kristi J. Smith
Business Administrator Ii
(979) 862-2128

Fax Number - 979-845-6049
Email Address for Purchase Orders ESSMBusiness@tamu.edu
Business Office Staff
Contact Information Specialization
Gaster, Jake Jake Gaster
Research Associate
Howard Alicia Alicia Howard
Business Associate II
Travel, Mileage Reports, Accounts Receivable, and Inventory
McClenton, Miki Miki McClenton
Business Coordinator II
Purchase Orders, Accounts Payable, Purchasing,Tracking and Departmental Invoicing, and Purchasing Cards
Smith, Kristi J. Kristi J. Smith
Business Administrator II