Dedicated HR professional with strong grasp of employment laws, compliance issues and benefits plans. Successfully introduces process improvements and staff-development initiatives to drive corporate goal attainment.
Compensation and Benefits
New Employee Orientations
In-depth knowledge of HR Compliance
Trained in FMLA/ADA/EEO/WC
MS Office Proficient
ADP Workforce Now
New Employee Orientations
Society for Human Resource Management
Professionals in Human Resources Association
01/2013 to Current
Human Resources ConsultantJCG Consultant – Bronx, New York
Responsible for working with management and employees to provide guidance, direction and advice about the application or interpretation of human resources and labor policies, practices and procedures.
Educated and advised management and employees on group health plans, voluntary benefits and 401(k) retirement plans.
Developed company personnel policies, standard operating procedures and employee handbooks.
Audited workplace, employee and management policies and procedures.
10/2008 to 12/2012
Human Resources DirectorUnique People Services – New York, NY
A senior management level position that is responsible for administering human resources policies, programs and practices
Built a comprehensive employee recruiting strategy.
Developed and enforced company policy and procedures relating to all phases of human resources activity.
Managed all aspects of leave administration, including employee notifications and vendor management, disability programs and health benefits.
Established and monitored employee pay scales.
Offered fair and equitable compensation by comparing current salaries with market pay.
Conducted job analysis and job evaluations, resulting in quality job specifications.
Updated key human resource metrics, including turnover and terminations, using reporting tools on the HRMS database.
Acted as liaison between employees and insurance carriers to resolve problems and clarify benefits.
04/2008 to 10/2008
Human Resources ManagerCare for the Homeless – New York, NY
Manage the recruitment process, including assisting managers with staffing needs and ensures legal compliance.
Manage the day to day administration of all employee benefits (e.g.
health, dental, 403(b), long term and short-term disability, etc.).
Provide advice and counsel to employees and managers concerning benefits related issues.
Work with senior management to negotiate changes in benefits and premiums.
Stay abreast of developments in labor and human resources issues.
Conduct in-house staff training sessions related to labor and human resources issues to ensure agency is compliant with applicable laws and requirements.
Serve as agency liaison in all labor management issues including matters related to unemployment insurance claims.
Serve as an impartial party in resolving employee relation issues as needed.
Review agency training initiatives and recommends cost effective employee and management training programs.
Coordinate compensation studies for the organization to ensure integrity across all departments.
Work with managers to identify required competencies to meet expectations of any given position and ensures these are properly stated in job descriptions.
06/2003 to 04/2008
Human Resources DirectorWeston United Community Renewal – New York, NY
Plan and coordinate all functions involving employee relations, compensation, benefits, staffing, employee performance, development/ training, safety and Workers Compensation.
Communicate key issues and monitor adherence to human resource policies and procedures.
Recommend, create and implement system-wide processes to ensure compliance with organizational goals, federal/state regulations and labor laws.
Conduct benchmarking and other competitive studies to facilitate policy/procedure development.
07/1998 to 10/2002
Human Resources GeneralistMSX International, Inc – New York, NY
Spearheaded development of the Benefits Department.
Orchestrated human resource responsibilities, communications, and employee relations for 800+employees throughout the Northeast region for a company providing engineering and technology support services.
Administered budgets for labor resources and training activities; managed employee benefits programs including health/welfare, retirement savings/pension, paid time off (PTO), transit check and discount programs.
Conducted benefits open enrollment; addressed employee concerns regarding benefit plans.
Assist with payroll-related issues, termination processes and exit interviews.
09/1996 to 05/1998
Director of PersonnelCASES Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services – New York, NY
Created recruitment strategies to target a broad range of employment resources; developed a comprehensive benefits package for employees and initiated several organizational improvements regarding clarity of mission, division of work, accountability and communication systems.
and introduced incentive programs that increased employee productivity by 85%.
Wrote Sexual Harassment manual and conducted related training for all employees.
01/1995 to 09/1996
Director of PersonnelBronx AIDS Services, Inc – Bronx, NY
Established Personnel Department and created personnel policies, employee benefits, orientation programs, and interpretation of HR policies/procedures for a non-profit organization providing full range of AIDS-related services.
Developed EEO and staff diversity recruitment plans; counseled senior staff in matters related to job performance, grievances, disciplinary procedures, and employment termination.
Established Total Quality Management committee and assisted with development of enhanced HRIS system to support payroll, employee tracking, and cost analysis functions.
01/1993 to 12/1994
Human Resources ConsultantDiversified Investment Advisors Mutual of New York – Purchase, NY
Managed the employee rewards programs.
Implemented the company's first sourcing tracking system.
Developed innovative new-employee orientation programs, including safety training.
04/1976 to 04/1992
Human Resources ManagerMutual Life Insurance Company of New York – Purchase, NY
Handled all human resources functions for 1200 employees; created programs and trained department managers in hiring, communications, progressive discipline, team building and motivational techniques.
Generated and administered annual budgets for labor resources and training activities.
B.S: Family & Consumer Studies EducationHerbert H. Lehman College - Bronx, NY Family & Consumer Studies Education