Organized HR Professional skilled in the areas of Employee Relations, Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Training, discrimination charge investigation, and personnel activity analysis, including the analysis of compensation. Effective at managing OFCCP audits and assuring compliance with government employment regulations and company policy, through collaboration with Business Unit Leaders and other Corporate Office professionals.
Superior Energy Services, Inc.August 2014 to CurrentHR Compliance Specialist Houston, Texas
Managed the EEO/Affirmative Action program, including affirmative action plan (AAP) design, development, implementation and monitoring.
Consulted with leaders in the Business Units, Ethics, Compliance, Compensation, Legal and Human Resources Departments and shared information on regulatory requirements impacting the company's processes and systems to develop strategies to facilitate compliance, mitigate risk and create a fair and productive work environment.
Restructured affirmative action plans (AAPs) to properly align with the structure of the company, reducing the number of Plans from 70 to 23, and thereby limiting the company's exposure to OFCCP audits.
Successfully managed the closure of 95% of audits conducted by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), with no Conciliation Agreements or monetary settlements saving an average of $250k per audit.
Partnered with Staffing and HR representatives to ensure the accuracy of applicant/hire data, and trained them on the Internet Applicant Rule to establish compliant hiring practices.
Conducted investigations on over 150 employee relations complaints and partnered with Legal, Human Resources and Business Unit leaders to obtain resolution, resulting in only 5 charges filed externally with the EEOC.
EL & PJ Enterprises, LLCJanuary 2011 to August 2014Consultant Houston, Texas
Provided consulting service to clients on all matters related to EEO and affirmative action compliance, including affirmative action plan (AAP) development and administration, managing OFCCP audits and interpreting current and revised regulations, laws and executive orders.
Developed over 100 AAPs for clients and trained over 250 managers and Human Resources staff regarding their roles,responsibilities and obligations for complying with the company's EEO and affirmative action policies.
Analyzed personnel activity data, including compensation, by performing statistical and cohort analyses for 25 to over 3,000 employees.
Advised clients how to comply with new federal regulations regarding Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Act of 1974 as amended.
Prudential FinancialOctober 2007 to November 2010Director, Equal Opportunity Newark, New Jersey
Directed the development and administration of affirmative action programs and managed OFCCP compliance evaluations for over 80 facilities to ensure adherence to the company's EEO policy and other regulatory requirements.
Developed and implemented an internal audit process to identify and pro-actively prepare potential offices for an OFCCP audit. Ninety percent (90%) of facilities identified were subsequently selected by OFCCP for audit. The pro-active analysis of AAPs and personnel activity data for those offices resulted in the successful closure of compliance evaluations at the desk audit stage with no violations.
Developed and implemented a mock audit process to simulate an OFCCP audit, to educate Human Resources and Business Unit staff regarding their roles and responsibilities in the compliance evaluation process.
Designed and created an OFCCP audit database to facilitate reporting of compliance issues across various regions of the country and share best practices among the regions.
Conducted Company-wide training for line managers regarding EEO and affirmative action compliance, resulting in a reduction in the identification of potential adverse impact in personnel selection decisions.
University of Phoenix (On-line)Human Resource ManagementCompletion pending
Bishop CollegeBachelor of Science: SociologyDallas, Texas
University of California Certificate: Leadership InstituteLos Angeles, CA
Equal Employment Advisory Council (EEAC)Certificate: Compensation Analysis Washington, DC
University of HoustonCertificate: Diversity ManagementHouston, Texas