HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER/GENERALISTAug 2011 to Sep 2015
CONSULTANTJul 2010 to Jul 2011 WESTERN AERO REPAIR, INC － Denver, CO
Recruited to develop, implement and manage a newly created human resources function for small aviation repair production facility for approximately 50 employees.
Consulted with, coached and advised management in appropriate resolution of a variety of employee relations issues.
Interpreted and advised management on employment related state and federal laws (ADA, EEO, FMLA, etc.) to insure continued legal compliance with same.
Managed and implemented new company-wide performance management process, including assisting supervisors with progressive discipline, performance improvement plans and annual performance evaluations to insure timely and meaningful feedback to employees.
Provided coaching to managers regarding employee performance issues to achieve desired outcomes.
Managed and implemented new recruiting and staffing function including preparing position descriptions, screening and interviewing applicants, conducting testing and employment verifications, making employment offers and conducting salary negotiations to support workforce planning initiatives.
Provided guidance to management and employees by monitoring and implementing human resources requirements regarding federal and/or state changes or updates to ensure continued regulatory compliance.
Conducted investigations regarding complaints, violations of company policies and procedures or state and federal laws.
Prepared reports regarding investigative findings and suggested appropriate action.
Administered all benefits programs, including conducting annual open enrollment.
Answered employee questions to resolve benefits issues.
Conducted onboarding of all new employees, including new hire paperwork and benefits enrollment.
Conducted exit interviews and performed off boarding activities.
Evaluated interviews for trends and made recommendations as needed.
Managed and administered employee leave program.
Functioned as an active business partner to designated departments by serving as a resource to them on a variety of issues.
DIRECTORDec 2007 to Apr 2010 HUMAN RESOURCES & RISK MANAGEMENT CITY OF FORT MORGAN － Fort Morgan, CO
Oversight and management of City's Human Resources and Risk Management department for approximately 150 full-time and 75+ seasonal employees.
Managed recruitment and selection process for managerial and non-exempt positions.
Tracked and screened applicants.
Reviewed and approved job postings.
Insured hiring practices complied with federal and state laws and city policies and procedures.
Participated in interview process.
Advised managers and employees on laws, policies and procedures, (Title VII, FMLA, ADA, etc.), workers' compensation, health insurance and other employee programs and benefit options.
Administered and managed risk management and safety programs, including serving as co-chair of the Safety Committee.
Recommended safety measures to reduce or eliminate workers' compensation injuries and property damage claims.
Managed and directed annual audits of various contracts, including property and casualty, workers' compensation, health, dental, vision, useful public service and equipment breakdown insurance policies, including annual renewal of these contracts.
Oversaw workers' compensation program and coordinated with carrier as needed.
Coordinated injured employees' return to work.
Maintained and oversaw employee performance evaluation system.
Responsible for reviewing non-exempt performance evaluations prior to delivery, including assisting supervisors in preparing same.
Aug 1995 to Nov 2007 GENERAL & PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY CLAIMS ADJUSTER COLORADO SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT 11 － Colorado Springs, CO
Implemented and managed general and professional liability programs for public school district consisting of 60 schools and 29,000 students.
Investigated and evaluated coverage, liability and damages for self-insured, self-administered general liability and E&O claims.
Compiled information, analyzed data and determined claim reserves.
Issued payments within delegated authority.
Partnered with Human Resources and other departments to investigate employee grievances and complaints, and resolve conflicts between administrators, teachers and parents.
Partnered with EEO Department to investigate various claims including discrimination, sexual harassment and employment related law issues (wrongful termination, ADA, etc.).
Provided litigation management support to outside counsel and served as interface between organization and insurance carriers regarding litigation strategy and payment.
Oversaw and managed District wide pre-employment physical program in an effort to mitigate future workers' compensation claims.
Professional in Human Resources (PHR, SHRM-CP) designation
Associate, Risk ManagementRisk Management
Bachelor of Arts, Business AdministrationKennesaw State University － Kennesaw, GeorgiaBusiness Administration
Graduate, Legal Assistant Program, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
Member, National Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
Former Mediator, El Paso County Better Business Bureau