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Human Resources State University

Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted:
February 06, 2018

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R. Spencer Foster, Jr.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15234

Cell Phone: (412) 527 - 5975

Email: ac4db0@r.postjobfree.com

Education:

Doctoral Candidate – Sociology – (ABD)

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Major G.P.A.: 3.9/4.0

Master of Arts – Sociology – April 2006

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Major G.P.A.: 3.9/4.0

Master of Science – Industrial/Organizational Psychology – December 1986

Radford University, Radford, Virginia, Major G.P.A.: 4.0/4.0

Bachelor of Science – Psychology – June 1985

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, Major G.P.A.: 3.5/4.0

Professional Experience:

Program Manager – Office of Equal Opportunity: May 2015 – July 2017

Employee Relations/Office of Equal Opportunity Division, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Charged with the primary responsibility of implementation and management of Port Authority’s EEO program and served as the organization’s EEO officer.

Reviewed all goals and timetables, offering advice for revision needed to ensure equal employment opportunity after approval by the CEO. Responsible for completing and coordinating data to measure progress. Developed and implemented EEO Policy, a written EEO program, and internal and external communication procedures. Reported periodically to AGM – HR and CEO on progress of each area in relation to the Authority’s goals. Assured that current and legal information affecting affirmative action is disseminated to responsible officials.

Served as primary OEO Investigator, investigated all aspects of discrimination complaints in accordance to with established procedures in a fair, impartial, and timely manner. Maintained an investigation file for each complaint received, compiled statements from witnesses, and collected policy statements and other related information.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Officer: September 1998 – March 2003

Human Resources Department, Sun Healthcare Group, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico

Responsible for all Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) compliance activities for over 300 facilities nationwide, covering over 50,000 employees.

Developed and maintained Affirmative Action Programs (AAPs) for facilities meeting reporting requirements of Executive Order 11246 (as amended) and related regulations including data collection, statistical analysis, and AAP development using The Complete AAP, Cyborg, and Lawson Payroll systems, and Microsoft Excel and Word. Coordinated compliance reviews and audits by federal agencies and prepared reports and analyses. Served as primary liaison with federal compliance officers and investigators to resolve technical issues related to compliance reviews and audits nationwide.

Managed federally mandated reporting, including the Employer Information Report (EEO-1), the Federal Contractor Veteran’s Employment Report (VETS-100), and the Equal Opportunity Survey of Federal Contractor Establishments (EOS).

Developed affirmative action and EEO policies and procedures. Provided updates on regulations and procedures to senior management, human resources vice presidents and directors, including memos, position papers, and presentations using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Served as a team member on Lawson Insight Payroll system conversion project. Served as a member of the Design and HR Teams, actively participating in business procedure reviews, system testing, team meetings, and providing subject area expertise. Developed system modules and user documentation and manuals.

Business Manager/Human Resources Consultant: July 1996 – September 1998

Personnel Services, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia

Provided administrative and managerial support to the operations of the Personnel Services Department and the Assistant Vice President for Personnel Services.

Developed and coordinated administrative budgets for salary and operating accounts (approximately $1.2 million per year) and provided financial analyses using Microsoft Excel for Macintosh for all departments and divisions reporting to the Assistant Vice President.

Served as a member of the Human Resources Consulting Team, providing comprehensive human resource management support to assigned areas, including recruiting/selection, classification and employee relations.

Served as a member of the HRIS Implementation Team, conducting risk/control analyses, conducting user training on Banner SCT HRIS software, and providing user support as part of the User Support Group. Developed user documentation and policy/procedure manuals.

Provided administrative support to the Assistant Vice President, including researching and developing reports, position papers, presentations, and proposals on Human Resource Management related issues using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for Macintosh.

Operations and Special Projects Manager: July 1994 – July 1996

Office of the Associate Vice President for Personnel and Administrative Services, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia

Personnel Practices Analyst/Management Intern: April 1993 – July 1994

Office of the Executive Vice President, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia

Agency Management Analyst/Systems Administrator: July 1990 – March 1993

Personnel Services, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia

Recruiter/Personnel Analyst: July 1987 – June 1990

Personnel Services, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia

University Teaching Experience:

Graduate Teaching Fellow: January 2003 – April 2010

Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Graduate Teaching Assistant: August 2003 – April 2004

Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Graduate Teaching Fellow: September 1985 – December 1987

Psychology Department, Radford University, Radford, Virginia

Research Experience:

Qualitative Researcher (Dissertation Project): May 2010 – December 2013

Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Graduate Research Assistant: August 2006 – August 2007

Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Other Professional Experience:

Team Member – Electronics: June 2014 – May 2015

Target Store #1217, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Publications & Presentations:

Published author of ten peer-reviewed scholarly articles and conference proceedings (four sole-authored and six co-authored articles) in Business, Psychology, and Sociology.

Presented twelve scholarly and professional presentations at academic and professional conferences in Business, Human Resources Management, Psychology and Sociology.

Full listing of publications/presentations and individual articles are available upon request.

References Available Upon Request



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