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Human Resources Resource

Choctaw, Oklahoma, 73020, United States
March 10, 2018

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Dara A. Holmes, PHR

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

Oklahoma City, OK 73165

(405) ***-****


To obtain a challenging and rewarding career within a successful organization.

Education and Certification

Master of Business Administration-December 2009

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034

Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management-May 2006

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034

PHR, Professional in Human Resources


Director of HR, Oklahoma Health Care Authority, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

November 2016 to Present

Directs a comprehensive multi-functional human resources management program; budgets and plans for future program direction; establishes policies and standards within federal and state regulations and guidelines. Identifies opportunities for improvement and resolves any discrepancies.

Develops and implements uniform human resources management policies and procedures; advises agency managers, directors, personnel staff, employees and others concerning provisions of all relevant state and federal statutes and regulations including Title VII, ADA, FMLA, FLSA and the Oklahoma Personnel Act.

Conducts a continuing study of all Human Resources policies, programs, and practices to keep management informed of new developments.

Reviews and analyzes information from reports, studies, and projects for immediate and long range program development; participates in top level management meetings involving the formulation and implementation of programs and policies and the development of proposed legislation.

Investigates and resolves highly sensitive and confidential administrative and human resources management problems; confers with agency officials, legal counsel and others in resolving legal actions.

Represents the agency before the Legislature, employee groups, other state agencies and other organizations; serves on special committees or boards as required.

Participates in the preparation of agency budgets and administers budget for assigned areas of responsibility.

Coordinates or oversees classification studies, job audits and other activities to identify duties and responsibilities assigned to employees.

Oversees wage and salary surveys; recommendations or requests for salary changes; and salary changes authorized for specific actions, such as appointments, promotions, transfers, and demotions.

Oversees employee orientation, development and training.

Designs, directs and manages agency-wide process of organization development that addresses issues such as succession planning, superior workforce development, key employee retention, and organization design.

Manages employee communication and feedback through avenues such as agency meetings, suggestion programs, employee satisfaction surveys, newsletters, employee focus groups, one on one meetings and Intranet use.

Identifies and monitors the agency’s culture so that it supports the attainment of the agency’s mission and goals and promotes employee satisfaction.

HR Manager, AAR Supply Chain, Inc., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

March 2016 to November 2016

Ensuring that all human resources policies are followed and adhered to, including those from AAR as well as specific EEO, Department of Labor, and Affirmative Action policies.

Identifying legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensuring policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.

Administering salary administration program to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within organization.

Recruiting, interviewing, and selecting employees to fill open positions at all levels.

Managing job description maintenance program.

Managing the performance review process.

Coordinating management training in interviewing, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance review, affirmative action, and sexual harassment.

Advising management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues.

Responding to inquiries regarding human resources policies, procedures, and programs.

Reviewing and developing policies and procedures as required.

Assisting with projects and implementation of new programs.

HR Manager, Norriseal-WellMark, Inc., a Dover Corporation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

November 2010 to March 2016

Managing the human resource budget for the facility.

Providing employee development expertise.

Implementing learning and development programs across locations.

Coaching organizational leaders on human resource and professional development issues.

Ensuring compliance with key government legislated requirements and adherence to human resource policies and procedures.

Overseeing the performance management process and merit raises with the goal of providing an equitable process and results.

Consulting with managers on all areas of human resources programs, including compensation, benefits, staffing, organizational development, employee and labor relations, and performance management.

Evaluating key performance indicators used to drive functional and business performance improvements related to human capital investments.

Driving and contributing to an overall culture of continuous improvement.

Leading retention and recruiting initiatives and processes, as well as coaching managers on the processes.

Developing and revising company policies and handbooks.

Advising managers on employment laws and regulations; assisting managers with employee performance issues and developing improvement plans.

Resolving employee relations issues.

Modeling the highest of ethical behavior that is aligned with Dover corporate code of ethics and conduct.

Managing the health, welfare, and retirement benefit administration plans for the facility, including developing and managing relationships with administration vendors.

Managing all payroll related activities for the facility.

Coaching, training and mentoring direct reports, as well as matrixed reports

Delegating work according to availability, skills, developmental, and organizational needs; as well as, assessing direct report performance and providing feedback to those direct reports.

Leading merger and acquisition strategic integration plan.

Managing preparation for merger and acquisition due diligence.

Maintaining confidentiality of all matters.

Manager, Ron Waul, CPA, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

October 2001 to October 2010

Overseeing the recruitment, hiring, performance evaluations and terminations of employees.

Supervising employees while assigning daily work and long term projects to be completed.

Making daily bank deposits and managing accounts payable and accounts receivable for the company.

Managing the processing and filing of tax returns for the IRS on over 350 clients; and computing income tax for 1040 and 1041 tax filers.

Responsible for processing payroll information and filing payroll tax reports for several companies; as well as calculating 1098s, 1099s and W-2s.

Conducting all accounting functions for several oil and gas clients. Duties include maintaining all aspects of accounts payable, accounts receivable, revenue, joint interest billing, well management, general ledger maintenance, and making adjusting journal entries.

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