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Human Resources Management

Texas, United States
October 22, 2016

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J. Hector Rodriguez

*** ***-*- **** **., Southlake, TX, 76092



Bi-lingual HR Professional with extensive background in domestic and international human resources function which includes multiple locations with a variety of industries. Demonstrated Leadership and a Business Partner with Sr. management in support of operational and financial goals of the organization.

Ability to work with all levels within an organization and proven track record as a “hands on” leader in Employee/Labor Relations, Recruiting, On-boarding, Ethics, Safety, Performance Management, Benefit Administration, Training, Policy and Procedures, State & Federal Employment Law and Environmental Compliance.


TRINITY FORGE, INC. January 2014 – March 2016

Human Resource/Safety Manager-Mansfield, TX

Responsible for all HR, safety and environmental functions for forging & machining operations, to include: Policy development, Recruiting, E-Verify, New Hire Orientation, Safety Training, Workers Compensation, Injury investigations, Modified duty, Benefits Administration, Purchasing and contract administration, 401K, ADA, FMLA, OSHA, Records retention, and Environmental compliance.


Ethics Officer-Xerox Services –Chief Ethics Officer –ACS

Ethics Officer for Xerox Services Ethics program, a subsidiary of Xerox Corporation.

During transition period continued as Ethics Officer for Xerox Services, a subsidiary of Xerox Corporation after Xerox acquired ACS. Maintained the same responsibilities as outlined below.

Chief Ethics Officer for ACS, Inc., Ethics and Dispute Resolution Program worldwide.

Transitioned the Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. Corporate Ethics and Dispute Resolution Operations from Washington D.C. to Dallas. Promoted to Chief Ethics Officer in Dallas, TX. responsible for:

Compliance with the Company’s Business Ethics and Compliance Office Charter, Code of Business Conduct, work place policies, and federal and state statues as applicable.

Administering the Dispute Resolution Program as part of terms and condition of employment.

Maintaining a 24/7 help line available to domestic and international employees to report Code of Ethics violations.

Implementing strategies and partnering with appropriate departments to investigate all ethics-HR/ER related matters and provide guidance on corrective actions.

Delivering, tracking and facilitating ethics training to all employees upon hiring and yearly thereafter.

Maintaining files and generating reports to Business Ethics and Governing Committee, Sr. Management and HR field staff on complaints filed investigations, dispositions and training completions.

Partnering with Sr. Management in delivery of relevant training programs through town-hall meetings at domestic and international worksites.

Updating the Code of Business Conduct, Ethics Training program.

Working with the Legal Department in litigation associated with Ethics and HR matters.

International HR Director- The Americas, ACS, Inc., Dallas, TX (Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, Chile, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Jamaica)

Leader of a team of 30 international HR Professionals in ER/LR matters.

Business Partner with management in support of business operations.

Develop, negotiate, and roll out benefit programs in the Americas.

Support and assist in Litigation activities in the Americas.

Coordinate ethics training and completions for all international countries.

Labor Relations-Negotiate and set strategies for collective bargaining in Latin America.

Conduct special investigations for Corporate HR in domestic and international operations.

Assure compliance with country’s employment and labor laws.

Administer RIF’s, Audit HR, Payroll and manage Recruiting functions in assigned countries.

US Regional HR Director-ACS, Inc., Dallas, TX

Regional responsibility (8 states) for all HR matters. Led a team of 8 HR Professionals. Business Partner with operations management for implementation of all aspects of the HR function, hiring of HR staff, on boarding, recruiting, and training, auditing HR, supported and investigated charges by EEOC, State, DOL, Wage & Hour, and ACS Ethics Code violations.


HR/ER Manager – Dallas

Multi-site responsibilities. Implement and monitor HR functions at 34 stores in TX & LA. Provide HR support in the opening of all new stores in assigned area, hire HR support staff, recruit store staff, audit store operations, regulatory compliance, monitor unemployment Insurance costs, investigate worker’s comp. injuries, and conduct Safety training.


Director Employee Relations and Organizational Development-Dallas, TX

Maintained payroll, recruited exempt, non-exempt staff for 5 call-centers and technicians for field operations. Business Partner with Regional VP, General Managers, Division HR, and Corporate Legal Staff in policy development, drug screening, relocation, and state and federal regulatory compliance. Represented the company in litigation and court mandated mediation. Provided training in supervisory skills, union avoidance, sexual harassment, performance management and organizational change.


VP HR/Labor Relations – Pittsburg, PA

Director Employee/Labor Relations (Corporate)-Stamford, CT.

Developed strategies to improve human resources functions and labor relations in field operations for 148 newspaper dailies and weeklies in the United States.

Established labor relations strategies and negotiated collective bargaining agreements in unionized newspapers throughout the U.S. Decertified 10 units.

Led a team of 4 attorneys in labor negotiations and HR legal challenges.

A team member for divestitures and acquisitions.

Investigated and represented the company in discrimination charges, unemployment hearings and DOL wage and hour audits.

Prepared department budget, recommended compensation and benefits programs.

Worked closely with Sr. management in support of organizations operational and financial goals.


Human Resources Director –Gannett/USA Today- Rochester Newspapers, Rochester, NY

Human Resources Director – Gannett/USA Today – El Paso Times, El Paso, TX

Directed the HR department and provided support services to 500 employees in El Paso and 1,300 employees in Rochester, NY.

Implemented an HRIS system that interfaced with local payroll and corporate HR reporting.

Investigated and responded to labor grievances and arbitration disputes. Negotiated bargaining unit agreements and decertified 4 bargaining units.

Introduced merit pay in one collective bargaining agreement, a first in union negotiations.

Directed the company’s medical clinic of a physician and registered nurse.

Introduced an employee orientation program, a modified duty program, and a rewards and employee recognition program.


M.A. Human Resources Management, University of Houston, Clear Lake, TX

B.A. Sociology/Criminology, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

Graduate work (independent study Business & Economics) Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

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