>10 years of progressive, high-level Human Resource experience
*Proven, strong labor negotiation and employee relations skills
*Successful in strategic planning and work force management
*Adept with Human Resource computer systems
*Experience processing payroll and full department oversight
*Thoroughly versed in state and federal HR compliance
01/2012 to 01/2013
Lawson Software － South Portland, ME
Temporary build team position creating user training scripts, training manuals and payroll processing manuals.
Assisted with implementation and stabilization of two large departments.
Tracked projects for group initiatives.
Lawson Software Portal - completed build setup for two entities in S3 for payroll, absence management and benefits.
Participated in testing and validation of S3 data; during integration and parallel testing.
Maintained payroll processing during staff transitions.
Participated in LTM script testing.
Participated in Go Live of both entities to S3 and LTM and resolved issues.
01/2006 to 01/2011
Director of Human ResourcesPortland Water District － Portland, ME
staff of 2 + 180- 200 employees).
Human Resource and safety director with oversight and development of benefits, compensation, personnel policy development and enforcement, organizational development/mentoring, training, worker's compensation, wellness, and workforce planning, employee relations, grievances and union negotiations.
Reported to General Manager.
Planned and participated in annual employee events such as Corporate Day, United Way campaign fundraiser events and other charitable events, as well as retirements and awards and recognition programs.
Conducted bi-annual compensation market studies and employee satisfaction surveys.
Contract negotiator with Local 340 Teamsters union.
Attendance and presentations to Administration and Finance Committee and the full Board of Trustees.
Prepared and maintained $5M annual Human Resources budget.
01/2003 to 01/2006
Human Resources Manager and GeneralistMercy Hospital － Portland, ME
Oversight of five HR generalists and their staff serving 1,800 employees.
Responsible for employee relations, consulting and coaching, grievance investigations, performance management, development and training, recruitment, policy review and implementation.
Led business process redesign and training (8-month project) including build / implementation of HRIS software conversion from Infinium to Lawson, and Projectics to E-recruit.
Monitored worker's compensation claims and coordinated strategy with the Employee Health-Injury Reduction Committee.
Lead contact for corporate compliance, JCAHO compliance and other regulatory requirements.
Interpreted, maintained and enforced Human Resource and department policies and procedures.
Responsible for recruitment planning and strategy, employment advertising.
Prepared and adhered to annual department budget of $15 million.
Coordinated and participated in benefit negotiations.
01/2001 to 01/2003
Human Resources DirectorNorthern New Hampshire Mental Health and Developmental Services － Conway, NH
Consulting on all human resource areas for five locations and 400 employees across Northern NH, reporting to Executive Director.
Direct and indirect supervision responsibilities.
Planned employee annual events including budget, logistics, entertainment.
Managed the payroll department including budget and staffing.
Completed payroll system conversion from DOS based to ADP and trained employees.
Responsible for recruitment and advertising, market study and employment planning.
Conducted performance measurement evaluations and tracking.
Responsible for employee relations and client relations, grievances and Human Rights investigations and resolution of same.
Responsible for policy writing, process redesign, communication and implementation, job description development, training and development.
Annual benefit design review, rate negotiation, multi-site open enrollment, oversight of benefits service issues and all health insurance plan research and contracts.
Administered worker's compensation program and safely plan development.
Bachelors of Arts: Political Science and Social ScienceUniversity of Maine at FarmingtonPolitical Science and Social Science
Graduate: Public Policy and ManagementPublic Policy and Management 48 credits / University of Southern Maine
Various graduate courses -15 credits / Southern New Hampshire University
Numerous professional/industry programs through previous employers
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