Victor A. Thomas
Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist
HUMAN RESOURCES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LABOR RELATIONS
Versatile Leader & Effective Change Agent
A solutions oriented leader possessing solid and diverse experience investigating, training and resolving complex trends of occupational treatment. A sound strategic employee advocate who is adept at following labor laws, and effective processes that raise company morale. Specializing in diverse personnel, and a catalyst for innovative initiatives, driving change, championing corporate values, vision, and bottom lines.
Federal Labor Laws Collective Bargaining Compliance Counseling & Mediation Regulatory Administration Strategy Development Unions/Mediation Diversity Initiatives Union Management
Revenue, Relationship Management, Accomplishments and Highlights Include:
Four (4) year recipient of Outstanding Performance Appraisal.
Recipient of “Good Job Award,” for reducing EEO complaints by 40%.
Chairman and Committee Member of several Diversity Boards.
Recipient of “Employee of the month,” for reducing backlog by 50% in first six months.
Reduced the number of sexual harassment and discrimination complaints.
Celebrity client experience: Oprah, Stedman, NFL players, and Hollywood Actor.
P r o f e s s i o n a l E x p e r i e n c e
Chariots of Fire Transportation, LLC
Operations Manager, 7/2013- Present
Major Contributions: Established a client base including Oprah Winfrey, NFL Hall of Famers such as Warren Moon, Roger Staubach, and celebrity Actor Marlon Wayans.
Drives 50-75 people a day.
Obtained business licenses/certification through the Public Service Commission.
Transformed presence and reputation of Chariots of Fire Transportation as a recognized competitor in the transportation industry.
Veolia Transportation (Nissi Group, Inc.)
Operations Supervisor, 6/2012-6/2013
Major Contributions: Supervised entire operations department by planning, directing, and evaluating programs and procedures.
Resolved employee grievances and problems solving issues between departments.
Coordinated scheduling for both operators and supervisors in the operations department.
Developed and managed a validated performance management tool for the organization and maintained consistency through effective communication techniques.
Identify resources in conjunction with Operations Manager and made necessary staffing changes.
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Truck Driver, 8/2011- 6/2012
Major Contributions: Provided commercial delivery service for the District of Columbia and Federal Government, the American Hotel Registry, Alcatel-Lucent, and the private industry. Lead truck driver on contract with Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc.
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center,
Independent Contractor, 08/2008, 2/2010
Major Contributions: Delivered sedan transportation service for hotel guests, celebrity services, sales, and the business corporate client at the National Harbor Gaylord Resort and Convention Center. Maintained confidentiality of individuals and used discretion in sensitive situations.
IN HIS SERVICE, LLC
In His Service Luxury Transports, LLC
Major Contributions: Established and maintained international celebrity clientele.
Operated stretch limousine transportation service for private individuals and corporate clients.
Extensive knowledge of the Maryland, Virginia, New York, and Florida transportation industry.
United States Secret Service
Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist, (GS-13), 1/2002-6/2002
Major Contributions: Trained nine (9) employment officers and all uniformed division and civilian employees on counseling, training, and mediation. Established equitable guidelines for personal appearance regulations document.
Developed and facilitated best practice trainings for employees and supervisors on employee relations, which reduced turnover and increased morale.
Reduced risks and increased document management by analyzing and recommending appropriate penalties or other corrective action for employee write-ups and performance evaluations.
Monitored EEO reporting systems to track counseling activity, formal complaints, investigations, hearings, and appeals.
United States Department of Labor
Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist, (GS-11), 04/1998-1/2002
Major Contributions: Increased diversity numbers by implementing programs catered to employees of diverse racial backgrounds. Promoted to GS-12.
Developed and delivered training programs to employees at all levels on leadership, team building, counseling for performance management, facilitation of formal/informal complaints and, resolutions.
Analyzed management practices, organizational structures, employment patterns, and lines of progression (career ladders) to determine their impact on equal employment opportunity.
Conducted legal research in sexual harassment, reasonable accommodation, violence and fraternization in the workplace.
E d u c at i o n & C e r t i f i c a t i o n s
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
University of Maryland, UC
Masters of Science, HR Management
Charles Hamilton Houston Law School Prep. Institute
Institute of Legal Studies