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Manager Human Resources

Boulder City, Nevada, 89005, United States
June 01, 2010

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Tara R. Cummins

*** ****** ****, ******* ****, NV 89005

(702) ***-****

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE: To obtain a challenging position that fully

utilizes proven experience in Management, Recruiting, Employee Relations,

Labor Relations, and Training.

EDUCATION Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

BA, Communications/Public Relations


MGM MIRAGE Employee Relations Manager, August 2007 - May 2010

New York-New

York Managed the Employee/Labor Relations functions for 2,100+ employee

Las Vegas, NV union and non-union hotel/casino.

Coached and developed the Employee Relations team to ensure their

future success in the company.

Oversaw FMLA, ADA and Worker's Compensation practices.

Coached and educated property managers and supervisors on property

policies/procedures, collective bargaining agreement and changes to

the law.

Administered Employee Review Panels and Mediations.

Conducted and developed property training program for Managers and

Supervisors to effectively discipline employees.

Reviewed all Suspension Pending Investigations and complaints of

hostile work environment, sexual harassment, discrimination and

racial discrimination with Employee Relations team to ensure fair

and unbiased resolutions.

Interviewed and recruited positions for Rok Vegas, the first

MGM MIRAGE nightclub at New York-New York.


Las Vegas, NV Assistant Employee Relations Manager, July 2005 - August 2007

Managed a staff of seven who handled the Employee/Labor Relations

functions for 5,700+ union and non-union employees, including:

Due process procedure for involuntary terminations

Harassment, discrimination and hostile work environment



Developed written position statements for Nevada Equal Rights


Assisted the Labor Relations Specialist with grievances, Board of

MGM MIRAGE Adjustments, Side Letter interpretation.

Mirage Oversaw the unemployment process for the property.

Las Vegas, NV Facilitated Management Development Program sessions on the

Collective Bargaining Agreement, Policies and Procedures, and

Effective Discipline.

Labor Relations Specialist, July 2004 - July 2005

Managed and administered grievances and Board of Adjustments with

union appointed grievance counselor.

Worked together with department Shop Stewards and Union

Representatives to resolve grievances.

Developed written correspondence from the company to the union.

Conducted due process meetings and investigations prior to all

involuntary terminations.

Station Casinos Team Member Relations Specialist/Manager, July 1999 - July 2004

Sunset Station

Henderson, NV Managed the HR functions for 1,500+ employee non-union


Interviewed and investigated all issues of dispute, thoroughly

documenting all aspects of each case, and mediated resolution.

Conducted monthly meetings with all departments to discuss

concerns, suggestions and any pending issues.

Organized and implemented Focus Groups for 25 departments within

the company.

Audited and standardized all human resources files.

Organized and managed all employee functions including, Holiday

parties, Company picnic, Award Banquets, etc.

Created and distributed employee communication.

Station Casinos Human Resources Representative, January 1997 - July 1999

Sunset Station

Henderson, NV Conducted all new hire orientations.

Handled all HR functions, including enrollment into the benefits

program, 90-day/yearly performance evaluations, vacation approvals,


Maintained database for new hires and current employees.

Station Casinos Employment Recruiter, September 1995 - January 1997


Las Vegas, NV Food and Beverage recruiter for the Corporate Station Casinos

Employment Center.

Developed job descriptions.

Assisted with the opening of two major gaming properties for

Station Casinos.

References and additional information available upon request.

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