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Human Resources Manager

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
October 12, 2016

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Angela Burris, PHR

Summary of Qualifications

Hands on Professional in Human Resources responsible for developing and implementing personnel policies and procedures.

Proficient in FMLA,ADA,EEOC and other compliance regulatory law

Attained OSHA’s Hazwoper 40 Certification

Possesses skill in conflict resolution and problem solving

Proficiency in computer applications (Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, ADP HRizons, Abra, Ingenium, Winstar, Nextrak, SAP, Ultipro, Acumen, Oracle, Kronos)


Leadership Chattanooga (2013)

Certificate in Career Development Facilitating-State of Tennessee (2002)

Certificate in Career Counseling- University of Tennessee (2002)

Bachelor of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology-Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia (1996)

Professional Memberships

Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)

Human Resources Experience

Obtained $75,000 in Federal and State grant monies for employee training.

Responsible for training employees on matters of safety, employee relations, HR laws, succession planning, leadership skills and skill based training.

Resolved day to day employee relations issues, including facilitating conflict resolution and problem solving within work groups and teams.

Handled all mass communications including but not limited to newsletters, internal memos and notices and relations with the media.

Directs day to day safety operations, including but not limited to Workers Compensation, OSHA, and safety training.

Directed collective bargaining agreement in a unionized environment including the maintenance of grievances, the investigation and representation of second step complaints.

Succession planning;recruited, interviewed, and selected employees to fill vacant positions.

Conducted wage survey within labor market to determine competitive wage rates, prepared wage studies and benchmark analysis.

Prepared budget of human resources operation; managed annual operating plan.

Ensured compliance of records of hired employee characteristics for governmental reporting purposes, such as affirmative action planning (AAP) standards.

Handled confidential/ sensitive materials and benefits records for insurance coverage, pension plan, and personnel transactions.

Represented company at personnel related hearings, arbitration, and negotiations.

Ensured that policies and expectations are communicated properly to new talent.

Created training needs assessment survey; conducted interviews.

Executed background investigations and performance evaluations

Mediate between the employee and the employer in cases of discrimination or harassment; and other activities that keep the employee in the workforce and employers satisfied with referrals to jobs.

Cultivated relationships within community through activities that proved corporate citizenship.

Work History

Burris HR Consulting- Proprietor, Chattanooga, TN 2014-Present

Chattanooga Publishing Company- HR Director, Interim Chattanooga, TN 2016

Chattanooga Publishing Company- HR Business Partner, Chattanooga, TN 2015-2016

Ferrara Candy Company- Human Resources Manager, Chattanooga, TN 2004-2015

University of Tennessee- Employment Career Specialist, Knoxville, TN 2002-2003

Breed Technologies- Human Resources Generalist/ Interim HR Manager, Knoxville, TN 2000-2002

Komatsu America International Company (Randstad)- Human Resources Specialist, Chattanooga, TN 1999-2000

Convergys- Trainer/Call Specialist, Chattanooga, TN 1998-1999

Turnbull Cone Bakeries- Human Resources Clerk, Chattanooga, TN 1997-1998

Siemens Automotive- Human Resources Team Associate (Select Staffing) Newport News, VA 1997

York County Human Resources- Personnel Technician Intern, York County, VA 1996

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