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Human Resources Management

Edmond, Oklahoma, 73025, United States
March 05, 2011

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Bettye M. Finch, MPA

***** *** *** *****

Edmond, OK 73025

Cell 405-***-****


Summary: Public Administration

Senior Human Resource professional with 15 years of experience as a

director of a division within a state agency and a master's degree in

public administration. Seeking to serve in a leadership role, where I can

maximize my management skills, quality assurance, program development,

customer service and training experience, as well as my expertise in human

relations, project management, staff recruitment, and retention. Expertise

interviewing, hiring, training and employee development.

. Acute understanding of state government having supported four

appointed and five elected Labor Commissioners during my tenure with

the Oklahoma Department of Labor.

. My passion is motivation training of personnel. Demonstrates ability

to expand and improve existing programs and create and implement new


. Dynamic public speaker with twenty plus years of leading effective

training seminars for employers including management and motivation

training, and OSHA Record keeping of work-related injuries and


. Experience in Microsoft Office, Word Perfect, Group Wise, Outlook

Express, and the Internet.

Director, January 1995 to Present Oklahoma Department of


3017 North Stiles, Suite 100 Oklahoma City, OK


Mark Costello, Labor Commissioner 405-***-****

Directs five (5) statistical research programs. Prepare, submit, and

monitor two federal grants. Prepare annual work budget programs, semi and

annual employee performance assessments, and program performance analysis.

Utilize research data to strategically implement safety and health programs

for the agency and Oklahoma. Plan and organize major projects and

coordinate such projects with other divisions to determine goals,

objectives. Direct three Statistical Research Analysts. Create and develop

program products to advance the agency's mission. Establish program

guidelines, goals, policies, and procedures. Represents the agency on

committees, boards and panels. Develops and prepares statistical reports

regarding the state's work place safety and health issues. Direct

management surveys, utilization analysis, and evaluation research regarding

programs and projects. Review and evaluate published materials in

specialized fields.

. Developed and Implemented State Program to Align with Federal


. Appointed to National Task Force with the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

. Conduct Statewide Recordkeeping Training Seminars for over 20 years.

. Decreased program staffing 33 percent by cross-training.

Director of Human Resources

October 1999 to March 2000 Oklahoma Department of Labor

4001 North Lincoln Boulevard Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Brenda Reneau, Labor Commissioner 405-***-****

These tasks were concurrent with the Statistical Research Director duties.

Develop and implement uniform human resources management policies and

procedures; coach agency managers, directors, personnel staff, employees

and others concerning provisions of the Oklahoma Personnel Act and the

Merit Rules for Personnel Administration to promote consistent and fair

decisions. Review, interview, and investigate information from reports,

studies, projects, and visits for immediate and long range program

development; participate in top level management meetings involving the

formulation and implementation of programs and policies and the development

of proposed legislation. Post vacant job positions, screen, interview, and

perform background checks, make recommendations to the Commissioner of

Labor of hiring candidates. Investigate and resolve highly sensitive and

confidential administrative and human resources management problems; confer

with agency officials, legal counsel and others in resolving legal actions

involving district court or the Merit Protection Commission.

. Implement newly required state performance management process (pmp).

. Conduct internal investigation resolving internal grievance.


Masters in Public Administration, Norwich University, Northfield, VT

Graduated June 11, 2010 36 Credit Semester Hours

Relevant Coursework: -Public Safety and Crisis Management

-Public Organization and Resource Management

-Legal & Ethical Issues in Public Management

-Public Policy and Planning

Thesis: Examining Illegal Immigration Enforcement over our Southwest


Bachelor of Science, Personnel Management, University of Central Oklahoma,

Edmond, OK

Graduated August, 2000 126 Credit Semester Hours

Training and Certifications

Certified Grievance Manager through the Oklahoma Merit Protection

Commission, 2000

Mediation Training, 2009

Management Training through the Office of Personal Management (OPM) (150

Plus Hours)

Professional Affiliations:

-Oklahoma Public Employee Association (OPEA)

-University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) Alumni Association

-National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)

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