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Administrative Assistant Human Resources

Sunnyvale, California, 94086, United States
March 11, 2011

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Sunnyvale, CA *****



Top-notch assistant with over 10 years of experience providing high-level administrative support to Executive leaders in

Sun Microsystems. Proven effectiveness in coordinating office management and special projects with a high degree of

efficiency. Maintained excellent communication skills, proven resolution abilities, and a high level of confidentiality.

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite - Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and ERP Software; Oracle

HRIS, iProcurement, iExpense


SUN MICROSYSTEMS, Santa Clara, CA Nov 1995 – Jan 2010

Senior Administrator to the Vice President of Human Resources (2007 – 2010)

• Provided executive-level support to the VP of HR for People, Places, Strategy and M&A.

• Coordinated and perform a range of staff as well as operational support activities for the department.

• Coordinated projects and events exercising ability to improvise, improve procedures while meeting demanding


• Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of company operations, policies, and procedures.

• Interface with top senior-level executives and their staffs.

• Ability to multi-task, switch priorities and refocus as needed.

• Successful critical thinking in prioritizing appointments on busy calendar.

• Arrange and coordinated worry free business travel for VP and staff.

• Created and updated presentations, spreadsheets and documents.

• Created PO’s for executive searches and follows up with vendors and AP to ensure timely payment.

Dessia Johnson Page 2

Administrative Assistant to Senior Director of HR (2000 – 2007)

• Provided administrative support to Senior Director and staff of 8 direct reports.

• Generated ad-hoc reports in support of HR processes for comp/bonus/stock and other HR programs.

• Maintained and updated matrix for tracking employee’s headcount, terms and etc. within Corp Resources for

HRBP’s on quarterly basis.

• Planned and organized quarterly team building events.

• Appointed to plan office space relocating HR employees on local campuses.

• Managed on boarding processes for all new hires into department coordinating with recruiting staff, scheduling

interviews and setting up office assignments.

• Managed all facilities requirements for the department.

• Created and updated HR aliases to ensure assure proper audience for communications.

Administrative Assistant to Director of HR (1998 – 2000)

• Coordinated logistics for Town Halls and All Hands for over 400 employees.

• Event Planner for offsite meetings utilizing internal contacts as well as external vendors.

• Arrange schedules and travel for external candidates including tracking/auditing expenses.

• Handled logistics for department new employees.

• Ability to work effectively in team environment and build strong cross functional working relationships.

HR Coordinator for HR Manager (1995 – 1998)

• Prepared new hire packets and conducted new employee orientations.

• Processed job requisitions and offers.

• Administer leaves of absences in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

• Coordinate workers compensation claims.

• Track applicants, new hires and internal transfers to job requisitions.

• Process termination paperwork, prepare exit packets etc.

• Process transactions via HR tools regarding employee change of status, spot bonuses, stock tool etc.

• Customer support regarding HR polices for over 800 employees nationwide.

• Recipient of employee recognition award for outstanding performance.


Foothill Community College, Los Altos, CA

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