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Human Resources Manager

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
February 05, 2018

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H K “Rusty” Rouse, Jr.

**** *****’s Landing

Hixson, TN 37343


Work Experience

August, 2012 to Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. Director of Compliance

Present (Parent company of Chattanooga Coca-Cola,

Bottling Company)

Maintain Affirmative Action Plans and follow-up for the 69 facilities owned by Coca-Cola Bottling Company United

Act as Liaison between Company and Federal and State Agencies in the event of audits

Assist with proper defense preparation of employment related issues resulting from investigations by federal, state or local agencies

Complete annual EEO-1 and Vets 4212 reports

Responsible for the research and communication of Human Relations government regulations for State and Federal Agencies affecting our company

Conduct internal audits on Federally mandated programs (I-9 compliance, E-Verify, AAP goals)

Oversee and maintain the Company’s E-Verify process and Memorandum of Understanding

Construct and maintain all Company Organizational Charts for both Corporate and local facilities

Write SOP’s for local Human Resources to follow for Governmental Regulations

Develop good relations with Federal and State Agencies through personal contact within the regions of CCBCU operational territories by personal contact

Maintain request for employment surveys from governmental entities (BLS)

Proficient in SAP, SAP CONA, and Microsoft Products including Visio

August, 1995 to Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Company Employee Relations

August, 2012 Manager

Responsible for the administrative effectiveness, goal setting, efficiency and accuracy in Human Resources Department procedures including the direct management of a Human Resources Coordinator and a Human Resources Assistant.

Develop company policies and procedures in conjunction with management team to insure consistency in practice and business objectives

Ensure adherence to the terms and conditions of the Bargaining Unit Agreement, Company Policies and Procedures by monitoring daily implementation of policies concerning wages, hours and working conditions.

Provide Human Resources support for a two shift 20 hour per day work environment with 503 full-time employees.

Oversee and conduct employment complaint resolution and investigations.

Review discipline and grievances determining Company responses and actions through consultation with front line management and analysis of Bargaining Unit Agreement provisions. Represents the Company in meetings with employees, shop stewards and supervisors to investigate and resolve issues.

Represent the Company at personnel related hearings, investigations, arbitrations, mediations and audits.

Company representative in OFCCP audits, DOL matters and arbitration hearings.

Develops and implements training and other development programs to increase effectiveness of overall employee job performance and safety within their respective jobs.

Provides support and counsel for management staff in management techniques, company processes, and company policies and procedures.

Coordinate staffing, implement recruitment procedures and oversee selection process for Company Associates ensuring effectiveness of both internal and external employee selection process.

Develop, train and implement effective, legal and consistent personnel policy programs and procedures.

Oversee the local adherence to the Affirmative Action Plan and goals.

Participate in labor contract negotiations as a Company negotiation team member and serves as a resource in that area by providing information on the provisions and administration of the current Bargaining Unit Agreement and the significance of proposed changes.

Plan, coordinate and oversee employee events and recognition programs.

September 2004 to Bethel University Adjunct Instructor


Design lesson plans and develop curriculum for accelerated undergraduate classes.

Facilitate classes in Human resources, Human Behavior in Organizations, Strategic Planning and Leadership.

Attend and participate in training designed for Critical Thinking techniques.

September 2000 to Tennessee Wesleyan College Adjunct Instructor

September 2004

Designed lesson plans and develop curriculum for accelerated undergraduate classes.

Facilitated classes in Human resources, Human Behavior in Organizations, Strategic Planning and Leadership.

March 1995 to Goodman Manufacturing Company Human Resources Manager

August 1995

Managed a two person Human Resources Department.

Day to day responsibility of maintaining personnel policies and procedures.

Provided management staff with training and direction in safety and employee relations.

Hired, trained and over-saw disciplinary action of all employees.

Planned and implemented Employee Activities.

Responsible for all Personnel Administration and Corporate Policies and procedure implementation for 210 employees in a 24/7 hour production facility.

Mediated issues between management and employees.

Represented the Company in Tennessee Department of Labor issues

Lead successful campaign to defeat a Union Organizational drive by the Sheet Metal Workers Union

September 1994 to Creative Discovery Museum Human Resources Manager March 1995

Developed Job Descriptions, Policies and Procedures and Personnel records and files.

Developed and implemented the applicant interviewing, documentation and internal and external screening process.

Developed and implemented the Human Resources Department procedures.

Managed the Museum’s secretarial staff consisting of four individuals.

Developed the Employees’ Benefit package that included health, life, AD&D, dental and short term disability insurance, 403B Plan and Section 125 cafeteria plan.

Implemented and reviewed compliance with the EEOC/AAP guidelines.

Responsible for manager training and overall safety and health training.

Managed several non-Human Resources functions including procurement of office equipment and the overall construction of off-site Museum office space.

February 1988 to Colonial Baking Company Controller/Personnel Manager/

September 1994 Director of Operations

Managed all aspects of Personnel Administration and corporate policies and procedures.

Direct management of 9 hourly employees and two salaried employees.

Developed, trained and implemented Plant specific personnel policies and procedures.

Established, wrote, implemented and held quarterly reviews with management concerning the facility’s EEOC/AAP.

Established trained and certified compliance with ADA standards.

Investigated all plant accident and safety concerns. Conducted Safety Audits and implement Corrective Action Plans.

Developed and implemented of safety awareness programs, OSHA Standards training, and the development and successful operation of a Safety Committee.

Implemented and maintained documentation for DOT regulations and files.

Represented the company at all labor related litigation including worker’s compensation hearings, Benefit Review Conferences, unemployment hearings and appeals, liability claims and union grievance meetings.

Acted as the representative and liaison between the company and the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration, State of Tennessee Employment Security Department, Georgia Department of labor, Wage and Hour Board, OFCCP, U. S. Department of Labor, Department of Transportation, City of Chattanooga Waste Water Treatment and the Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Board.

Performed several related activities which included Environmental Policies and Procedures, SARAII reporting and compliance, Storm Water runoff procedures and solid waste reporting. Completed permits and periodic reports for waste water and air emissions. Developed and trained an emergency response team and developed and trained employees on emergency response procedures including evacuations and HAZMAT training.

December 1986 to Campbell Taggart, Inc. Office Services

January 1988 (Parent Company of Colonial Bakery)

Traveled to different facility locations around the country to train and re-establish correct procedures in plants with sub-standard audit results.


Masters of Business Degree 1984, William Cary College

Bachelor of Science Degree 1980 William Cary College

Associate of Science 1976 Gulf Coast Junior College

Continuing Education Certificates

General Civil Mediation for Supreme Court Listing

MATEC Asbestos Training

Safety Training and First Aid, Chattanooga Red Cross

Mississippi School of Banking, University of Mississippi

Numerous related seminars and training.

Outside Leadership Activities

Board of Directors, Chattanooga Region Manufacturers Association (CRMA)

Chair of the Human Resources Committee, CRMA

Chair of the Human Resources Committee, Orange Grove Center

Deacon Council, 1st Baptist Church, Chattanooga Tennessee

Immediate Past Chair of the Personnel Committee, 1st Baptist Church, Chattanooga TN

Chair, Dogwood Lodge Committee, First Baptist Church, Chattanooga, TN

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