Supervisory Human Resources Officer responsible for planning, developing, interpreting, and evaluating global HR policy and programs for the full life cycle of employment including position classification, recruitment, compensation, performance management, conduct, discipline and separation.
Supervise 15 Human Resource (HR) professionals responsible for developing global HR policies and managing HR programs for 60,000 locally employed (LE) staff and eligible family members (EFM) employed by the interagency community at 182 missions abroad. Tasks and projects are assigned based on the skills of staff. Work is reviewed for accuracy in accordance with policy. Projects are monitored to ensure short and long term goals are met and adjustments are made when necessary. Staff are evaluated on their performance against established measures.
Develop, interpret, and administer global policy for the a broad range of HR programs including recruitment, classification, compensation, performance evaluation, conduct, discipline, and separation. This requires an extensive knowledge of HR laws, policies, regulations, and practices.
Manage multiple teams responsible for different projects including Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA), Merit Based Compensation (MBC), Standard Job Descriptions (SJD), and the Urgent Hire program for EFMs. Teams are established and work assigned based on abilities and strengths of the staff at large within very limited resources. Work must be coordinated between the teams and the Compensation Management Division to; identify overlap, ensure short term and long term goals and objectives are met, and ensure there are no unintended consequences associated with a policy or program.
Provide oversight to ensure LE Staff and EFM HR policies are being followed by missions overseas. Provide advice to missions overseas when needed to all levels of mission management including Ambassador, DCM, Management Officer, and HR Staff.
Evaluate global HR programs to ensure short term and long term goals are met and make adjustments as needed.
Evaluate policies and processes to ensure they meet Department goals and objectives.
Advise and negotiate with agency management including the GTM Bureau, regional and functional bureaus, Office of Budget and Planning, and the Office of Inspector General.
Advise and brief Foreign Affairs Agency and other interagency stakeholders on global HR policy issues and programs.
Report program accomplishments, provide workload data, and brief the ICASS Service Center.
Participate in various working groups including the Interagency Working Group and the Foreign Service Family Member Reserve Corps Working Group.
Developed global HR policies for 60,000 locally employed (LE) staff and eligible family members (EFM) employed by 50 different agencies in 182 countries abroad.
Advise mission management overseas on global HR policies, procedures, and programs.
Advise the GTM Bureau, regional and functional bureaus and the interagency community on global HR policies and programs.
As subject matter expert, developed policies and procedures for the Merit Based Compensation (MBC) program.
Trained US direct hires, EFMs, and LE staff on the MBC program to ensure successful implementation overseas.
Collected and analyzed data to evaluate global HR programs and adust policies as needed to ensure they meet organizations needs and goals.
Analyzed commerical data to develop local compensation plans (LCPs) for LE staff around the world. Establishing LCPs included determining salary, cash benefits, and non-cash benefits which differed from country-to-country in accordance with the Foreign Service Act of 1980.
Analyzed data and established complex and unique benefit plans for LE Staff in different countries including medical, leave, severance, among others.
Interpreted local labor laws to ensure salaries, cash and non-cash benefits were compliant with local law.
Briefed various levels of post management including Ambassadors, Management Officers, and HR Officers on the results of compensation and benefit analysis. Explained and defended results of analysis in clear and understandable manner to provide transparency. Briefed various bureaus including GTM, regional and functional bureaus, the Office of Budget and Planning, and the Office of Inspector General. Briefed the Interagency Working Group and the ICASS Service Center on results of analyses.
Public Honors College
Superior Honor Award - January 2021
Meritorious Honor Award - July 2019
Meritorious Honor Award - August 2018
Quality Step Increase - June 2017
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