Driven HR & Benefits Specialist bringing an innovative approach to human resource management while creating a team-driven environment that fosters room for development and growth. Hard-working and highly efficient in time-critical situations. Skillfully prioritizes and manages all aspects of the payroll process.
Benefits and payroll coordination
HR department startup
Advanced MS Office Suite
Conversational knowledge of Spanish (oral and written).
HR & Benefits Specialist, 02/2016 to Current McAngus Goudelock & Courie – Columbia, SC
40 hours per week; permanent position; McAngus Goudelock and Courie; 1320 Main
Street, Columbia, SC, 29211.
Prepare and manage correspondence within the Human Resources department.
Compile, track, and analyze information from multiple sources including ADP, Prolaw, and
Assist with the design and administration of wellness and recognition programs.
Generate reports to enter and track budget expenditures quarterly.
Enter new hires into system; organize and manage employee files, documents, and records.
Schedule meetings with office managers coordinate the implementation of new office policies and
Provide written or oral explanations of organizational policies as needed.
Maintain calendars, travel records and arrangements for reimbursements.
Reconcile data, validate transactions, and identify and resolves discrepancies in bi-weekly payroll
and monthly benefit invoices.
Manage time and attendance for six offices throughout the Southeast.
Educated and advised employees on group health plans, voluntary benefits and 401(k) retirement plans.
Developed company personnel policies, standard operating procedures and employee handbooks.
Developed and facilitated all new-hire orientations.
Conducted employment verifications and investigations.
Managed all aspects of leave administration, including employee notifications and vendor management, disability programs and health benefits.
Managed the employee offer process with 50% at the exempt level.
Established and monitored employee pay scales.
Offered fair and equitable compensation by comparing current salaries with market pay.
Managed the employee rewards programs.
Acted as liaison between employees and insurance carriers to resolve problems and clarify benefits.
HR & Payroll Coordinator, 04/2015 to 11/2015 Grand Teton Lodge Company, Vail Resorts – Moran, WY
Facilitate Compliance and PeopleSoft T&L training to managers on site.
Perform bi-weekly payroll processing tasks including entering time, deposit and employee service
deductions in PeopleSoft.
Maintain security of sensitive paperwork and confidential information.
Oversee the check-in process for approximately 1,000 seasonal employees.
Administer new hire paperwork for all newly hired, rehired or transferring employees.
Receive, correct, and submit disciplinary forms and separation paperwork for GTLC employees.
Supported human resources staff with new hire orientations and monthly departmental meetings.
Reviewed human resource paperwork for accuracy and completeness by verifying, collecting and correcting additional data.
Addressed and resolved general payroll-related inquires.
Researched all payroll, COBRA, disability and FMLA issues.
Passenger Service Supervisor, 05/2013 to 04/2015 Piedmont Airlines – Alcoa, TN
Maximized operational performance for the station by adjusting to changes in operational
conditions and pro-actively solving problems.
Supervised, directed, and monitored personnel in the completion of their duties and made
adjustments, as necessary, to ensure on-time performance and quality customer service.
Assisted and advised customers purchasing ticket or cargo services in accordance with company
policies and procedures.
Collaborated with TSA to analyze and input passenger information into security database.
Interacted with ground and aircraft personnel daily to cultivate communication between
departments, enhancing the overall success of the operation.
Captured key feedback from employees during exit interviews.
Explained employee compensation, benefits, schedules, working conditions and promotion opportunities.
HR & Administrative Assistant, 06/2006 to 08/2010 Wilson Drive – San Diego, CA
18 hours per week; temporary position; Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Responsible for assisting the administrative department manager by creating, handling, and
transferring medical records to various departments.
Working knowledge of HIPAA and OSHA standards; protecting the confidentiality and security of
Corresponded with hospital staff to provide medical records and coordinate their transmission to
Communicated with newly admitted patients in the ER to procure necessary admission
information for the admissions department.
Drafted, prepared, and catalogued official birth certificates for newborns.
Processed the organization and entering of time sheets for the payroll department and reconciled
any disputes with the department manager.
Entered personnel and subcontractor data into a central database.
Gathered personnel records from all employees from each department.
Reviewed and confirmed that all final paid hours corresponded with timesheets and state laws.
Bachelors of Arts: Philosophy, 05/2012 University of California - Berkeley