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Human Resources Manager

Meridian, MS, 39305
June 29, 2010

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LaTronda K. Riley, PHR

**** *** *********** ***** ? Meridian, MS 39305

918-***-**** Cell ? email:


Results-oriented professional seeking a senior-level position in Human

Resource Management to utilize skills in Employee Relations,

Organizational Development, Continuous Improvement, Training, Policies

& Procedures Administration and Regulatory Compliance.


Offering a Masters in Business Management with more than 12 years of

combined experience in Human Resources Administration and Management

with a proven record in Employee & Labor Relations which includes

union avoidance, employee investigations, compliance issues,

disciplinary actions & terminations, development of managers in the

field, managing pre-employment and recruiting process, managing

Rewards and Recognitions programs while ensuring compliance with all

federal, state and local laws & guidelines and company policies.


Faulkner University, MontgomeRy, AL

Master of Science in Business Management, Graduated with Honors,

12/2001 GPA 3.80

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Graduated with Honors,

5/2000 GPA 3.61

> Professional in Human Resources (PHR)

> Certified Early Learning Innovation Trainer, Civil Treatment


> Certified Positive Discipline Trainer

> Certified in ADP & EZ Labor Manager HR/Payroll Processing


> Professional Member of Society for Human Resource Management


Georgia-Pacific Corporation (02/2008 to Present)

Training Manager/Employee & Labor Relations, Pennington, AL

Responsible for managing Employee/Labor Relation functions and designing

and maintaining the training and assessment program for over 300 employees.

Work to resolve any labor issues while driving the market based management

concepts. Manages the employee selection process, promotional activities

and performance evaluations. Reviews and initiates disciplinary actions to

include terminations while adhering to the guidelines within the collective

bargaining agreement.

. Implemented an Assessment Program for the Converting operations

. Designed a training system to improve employee technical and operating


. Handles employee investigations

. Ensures Attendance, FMLA, ADA and all HR policies are administered in

compliance with guidelines

. Assists managers with the development of operator roles,

responsibilities and expectations

. Identifies and drive resolution of strategic opportunities working

with business leaders

Ashley Furniture Homestore (4/2007 to 02/2008)

Director of Human Resources, Huntsville, AL

Responsible for planning, developing, implementing and maintaining

human resources programs to meet operational needs for 6

store/distribution locations with more than 300 employees. Provided

counsel to management regarding the application of policies,

procedures and federal and state guidelines to include FMLA, ADA,

Attendance, Workers Comp.

. Created and implemented policies & procedures manuals for


. Reviewed and approved all disciplinary actions and terminations

. Managed Payroll processing through ADP & EZ Labor Manager

. Documented and Maintained training records for all employees of the


. Managed on boarding process to include involvement from all


. Created employee handbook in alignment with the company policies &


. Managed project budgets for training, recruiting/staffing and new

store openings

. Created Organizational Chart outlining the specific outcomes of

each position to include job descriptions

. Developed and implemented Safety Program for organization resulting

in decreased w/c claims

. Worked with company attorney to prepare for EEO claims

. Administered compensation, benefits and performance management


. Managed pre-employment and recruiting process including applicant

tracking, background checks and drug testing

. Managed a massive reduction in force

Georgia-Pacific Corporation (11/2002 to 04/2007)

Human Resources Generalist II, Muskogee, OK

Performed a wide range of human resource management, benefit

administration, staffing, screening, and employee relations functions

for 1400 employees with accountability for optimizing employee

relations and maintaining a union free environment; coached and

communicated policies & procedures with managers and employees to

resolve complaints in a timely and efficient manner. Recruited,

interviewed, and processed new hire set-ups, background checks,

administered policies & procedures, and maintained personnel files.

Administered health, 401K, life/disability insurance, COBRA and other

benefits. Completed quarterly audits to ensure compliance with EEO


. Administered the Hourly Wage System and perform analysis for

competitive general wage increases

. Facilitated Positive Discipline and Civil Treatment training for

hourly and salaried employees

. Served on Compliance Committee and responsible for implementing

Learning Management system

. Facilitated Code of Conduct Training to ensure all employees at

facility were in compliance

. Implemented strategies to improve retention and employee relations

. Successfully lead recruiting team for Corporate Entry Level

Engineering Recruiting Program exceeding company pre-determined

goals for filled positions by 125%

. Served on Task Analysis Team (Process 9 of Rapid Transformation) to

improve managers' performance by reducing non-value-added tasks.

Cost reduction of over $100,000/yr

. Created Curriculum based on training needs of the employees and

managed company policies and compliance including Federal & State

Employment Laws such as FMLA, ADA, Attendance, and Leaves of


Human Resources Generalist I, Pennington, AL

Managed HR functions for 80 supervisors and 1800 employees on conflict

resolution, grievance processing, arbitration preparation, EEO

investigations along with coaching and feedback to supervisors and

employees. Created training programs to educate managers and

employees on a wide range of employment issues such as discipline and

contract interpretation as well as interviewing, testing, selection &

and orientation. Implemented strategies to resolve conflicts as well

as mediate problems.

. Managed company policies and compliance FMLA, ADA, Attendance, and

Federal and State Employment Laws as well as interpreted collective

bargaining agreements for local unions. Educated managers, union

officials and employees on proper guidelines administered

- Reduced Family Medical Leaves by 68%

. Designed HR Audit Program and Assessment Process for the Southern


. Created and launched a Fiduciary Committee for employee outreach

program and established the program procedures, guidelines and


. Directed the training and development of managers during the EMRE

Attendance Tracking implementation

. Facilitated Civil Treatment Training for Managers & Employees

Tronda's hair studio (09/1996 TO 01/2002)Business Manager/Owner, Butler, AL

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