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Employee Relations Human Resources

Fairfax, Virginia, United States
August 28, 2018

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Andrea Parker, PHR

Bristow, VA *****



Degreed, certified, accomplished, polished, and integrity driven professional offering several years of progressive human resources experience across multiple environments, with an innate ability to align HR fundamentals amid diverse corporate cultures. Engaging an empathetic approach with quick comprehension of organizational issues, applying sound judgment designed to resolve client issues or staff concerns with a sense of humor and positive attitude, while supporting a leadership style that is solution driven, respects people at all levels, and maintains the highest measures of confidentiality offering a level of consistency with trust as an individual contributor, or on a team.


Full-time, Permanent, $85,000 – $105,000


None – Clearable


• Incisive analytical skills. Able to make critical assessments and set priorities

• Exceptional at having very difficult conversations with decorum.

• Diplomatic and persuasive. Eager to listen and can articulate a clear vision.

• Excellent model of tact and discretion. Committed to highest levels of service.

• Self-confident, ability to develop strong and trusting relationships.

• Team-player, performance driven, motivating and supportive.

• Accountable, approachable, flexible and responsive.

• Entrepreneurial mindset and creative spirit

• Self-starter, hands-on, and intellectually curious.


Northrop Grumman Corporation

5/2017 – 6/2018

Human Resources Business Partner

Demonstrated a commitment to ethics and integrity with the ability to rapidly assimilate and learn core business practices to absorb massive amounts of data and concisely communicate information to Cyber client groups and stakeholders. Displayed ownership of time sensitive processes with limited data and make sound decision in situations that are complex and constantly ambiguous. the ability to prioritize in a high-impact, environment; be able to work Proven experience with talent management, leadership bench development, employee relations issues, compensation, total rewards, performance management and talent acquisition strategies


Ability to navigate cultural and business sensitivities within a large organization to drive performance, employee engagement, inclusion and accountability

Managed Cyber client groups averaging 500-600 employees

Experience working in a matrix or homeroom environment

Information Innovators Inc. Springfield, VA

9/2016 - 3/2017

Human Resources Generalist

Tactical and strategic business partner support to senior executives, operations management and staff to ensure consistent and compliant appropriateness balancing the scope and mitigating risk to the company. Ownership of the H1B program, company handbook, FMLA expirations, litigation liaison. Manage complex internal investigations, terminations, and performance improvement plans providing an advisory approach to maneuver through challenging discussions, offering performance results with dignity and respect. Up-to-date on HR trends, OFCCP and EEOC compliance. Assist with company-wide open enrollment, and performance management initiatives. Maintain updates to company policy and procedures. Accountable for maintaining successful relationships that foster security and repeat reliance. Monitor and support requests for visa sponsorship. Engage external council for law suits and immigration nuances. Ability to assist and support all HR related disciplines providing guidance, leadership and verification of information as well as reasoning of process. Entrepreneurial mindset, with a focus on cost and impact. Comfortably transition from administrative tasks, metrics, training, employee relations to leadership roles for change management. Performs other duties as assigned.

HMS Host, Northern VA

9/2013 – 4/2016

Human Resources Manager

Trusted advisor with advanced knowledge of HR processes, operations and systems in a matrix organization with measurable training results. Work closely with field employees, regional and local management teams, corporate staff and other trainers on delivering effective training solutions Responsible for providing leadership and support in strategic and functional areas of human resources including recruiting and employment, personnel administration, employee relations, job evaluation, compensation management, organization development and ongoing training to promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality. Coach and advise associates, managers and directors Provide guidance on disciplinary actions. Lead and manage the recruiting and hiring process, Ensure all actions of the company are accomplished in an ethical manner. Unit openings, closings and income extension plan (IEP) strategies. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), General Leave, Open Enrollment, etc. Lead annual performance appraisal and promotion process, action plans. PeopleFirst advocate, recognition programs, contests, celebrations etc.

Dyrect Solutions, Northern, VA

3/2009 – 9/2013

Human Resources Business Partner

Government Contractor in HR Generalist/HR Consultant/HR Manager roles providing support, counsel and direction to ensure consistency in the application of company policies, procedures and practices in addition to compliance with employment laws. Pro- vide full scope Recruiting. Facilitate New Hire Orientation. Payroll, Benefit and 401k/403b, WC administration. Compensation Analysis. AA Plans. P&P Manuals. Manage Performance Review process. Prepare and deliver Performance Improvement Plans (PIP), Handle Employee Relations issues. Terminations. Advise, influence, guide and coach managers on all aspects of people management and the HR implications of business strategies. Ensure alignment and support of corporate culture while driving HR processes and strategies that support change. Provide expertise in coaching/development, conflict management, organizational development, training and HR program implementation. Provide data analysis, metrics and tools that demonstrate progress toward achieving key milestones. Assist in the development, design, and execution of Corporate HR Programs for organization effective- ness. Change Agent - Partner with and coach leaders and managers to facilitate organization and culture change.

SPC, Gainesville, VA

7/2007 – 1/2009

Human Resources Manager

Expanded infrastructure to support standard measures of HR accountability with a focus on compliance and cost reduction mea- sures. Managed payroll, employee benefits, 401k, training, performance and, employee relations functions. Compiled data for equi- ty in compensation including analysis, surveys, prevailing wages etc. Developed and implemented AAP/EEO compliance programs, policy and procedure manuals, job descriptions and performance management processes. Conducted new hire orientation, open enrollment, sexual harassment training, and required testing. Managed external vendor relationships for contracts, renewals, off- site education and managed care. Responsible for employee recognition programs. Established regular communication on Well- ness and EAP programs Established system software reporting enhancements Conducted site visits for safety compliance Served as EEO Officer, immigration law liaison and safety committee member.

Core Consulting Solutions, LLC Northern, VA 3/2004 – 7/2007

Human Resources Consultant

Self-directed, small business subject matter expert with government affiliates, non-profits, Native 8(a) organizations and commer- cial clients to deliver quality consulting services among various industry groups. Innovative advisor to senior management on re- quirements for process redesign, strategic development, succession planning, team building, and organizational enrichment. Trained employees and managers on HR policies and procedures, employee relations, performance management, and diversity. Provided full-cycle recruiting for administrative, professional and technical personnel to support corporate environments and gov- ernment contracts. Implemented Affirmative Action Plans, ISO 9000 compliance, compiled EEO-1 and VETS-100 data for reporting. Managed intern programs, career fairs, employee coaching, community outreach services and employee portal communication. Provided project coordination as needed.

PRIUM, Atlanta, GA

7/2000 – 5/2002

Human Resources Manager

Managed the employee experience from hire to separation. Conducted all employee recruitment, managed the on-boarding process, compliance training, benefits orientation, employee relations issues, compensation, policies and procedures, and payroll. Developed vendor relationships for managed care plans and other insurances. Processed unemployment, workers comp, life, and AD&D claims. Managed administration for 401k and 5500 reporting. Handled the employee appraisal process, performance im- provement plans and exit interviews.


BS - Bachelors of Science, Business Management

Shorter University, Lawrenceville, GA

MBA – Masters in Business Administration

Keller Graduate School of Management, Duluth, GA

MHRM - Masters in Human Resource Management

Keller Graduate School of Management, Tyson’s Corner, VA


PHR, Professional in Human Resources – Active


Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) national


Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PeopleSoft, CostPoint, SAP Ultipro, SharePoint, ADP, Taleo

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