A progressive and diverse background in Human Resources and Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance including ADA (Americans with Disabilities) and Affirmative Action compliance, investigating and resolving discriminatory and harassment complaints, approving faculty salaries, coordinating hourly payroll, Interim Benefits Specialist, crisis intervention and sensitive and confidential treatment of employee and employer concerns.
08/2009 to 07/2016
Director of Equity & Compliance (EEO)University of Southern Maine － Portland, ME
-Responsible for monitoring and advocating for the University's commitment to equal opportunity and Affirmative Action and for compliance with nondiscrimination policies and laws.
-Served as ADA Coordinator overseeing compliance for both employees and students.
-Responsible for administrative consultation, discriminatory complaint investigations and assisted with search processes.
-Provided leadership to ensure healthy, safe, welcoming campus environment.
-Deals with highly confidential and sensitive information and issues, provides leadership for crisis management and is a liaison to the President, Deans, Directors and the System office.
07/2008 to 08/2009
Associate Director of Equal OpportunityUniversity of Southern Maine － Portland, ME
-Provides leadership and advises campus administration on the implications of university policies, programs and procedures for the fair treatment of individuals and protected classes.
-Serves as the University's ADA compliance officer working closely with the Director Support for Students with Disabilities to advise campus leaders and to ensure that students and employees receive appropriate accommodations.
-Responsible for complaint investigation and response to claims of discrimination, harassment including those filed against USM with state or federal civil rights organizations.
-Key liaison to UMS (System Office) in areas of EO/AA and ADA.
-Assists Executive Director and HR staff with search processes and procedures to ensure compliance, fairness and inclusion throughout.
Participates in monthly case management calls between USM staff System office staff.
08/1996 to 06/2008
Equal Opportunity Associate for Data ManagementUniversity of Southern Maine － Portland, ME
-Responsible for management of the Human Resource Information System as it applies to the Affirmative Action Plan and related EEO activities.
-Responsible for tracking/trending outcomes and adverse impact results of hiring, admissions, re-organizations and pay adjustments and independently monitors, audits and maintains database information to assure compliance.
-Develops and maintains required reports as requested by President and others.
-Responsible for maintaining computer equipment and information systems.
-Conducts informal and formal complaint investigations.
Associate of Science: Business AdministrationUniversity of Southern Maine － Portland, ME