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Human Resources Service

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
January 05, 2017

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Michael E. McGill

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Caldwell, Idaho 83605-4943 - 502-***-****

Human Resources Specialist

US Dept. of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation – Boise, Idaho - November 2014 to Present

Worked for Regional Office as Benefits Coordinator and Classification Specialist to service over 550 employees on the Grand Coulee Dam Project for all aspects of employee payroll, benefits, and job analysis.

•Worked as staffing / recruiting support for Security Response Force, Fire Department, Safety & Occupational Health, and Administrative Office for the Grand Coulee Dam

•Benefits administrator for all employee benefits programs including health, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, savings bonds, financial allotments and charitable contributions. Conducted open season and new-hire enrollment programs.

•Lead in retirement processing for the Grand Coulee Project and backup region-wide, conducting retirement consultations and resolving problem cases in coordination with local offices and other agencies

•Tracking of FMLA, FFLA, Advanced Leave, Leave Share Recipient/Donor Program, LWOP and Adverse Actions, leave audits, employee leave use counseling, and bi-weekly payroll oversight for over 550 employees

•Conducted new hire orientations, benefits and payroll training for timekeepers and supervisors, and responsible for communicating updates to benefits and payroll issues to the workforce

•Classification and Job Analysis duties to support Regional human resources staff in routine position description reviews, reorganizations, developing new position descriptions and internal audits

•Special projects assigned include wage and earnings surveys, workforce gain / loss reporting, exit interview trend analysis, recruiting strategies, HR compliance audits, and liaison to other agencies’ HR offices

Human Resources Generalist

USDA Farm Service Agency – Lexington, Kentucky - February 2004 to October 2014

Worked at the headquarters level to streamline administrative processes and reduce backlog of projects, increasing levels of responsibility to provide service for 1,200 employees statewide in all aspects of Human Resources.

•Conducted nearly 700 background investigations to ensure compliance with Federal security guidelines and job applicant suitability

•Lead Administrator for all employee benefits programs including health, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, savings bonds, financial allotments and charitable contributions.

•Processed over 100 retirements as part of agency downsizing and early-out program

•Participated in agency recruiting efforts utilizing the website, job fairs, local advertising, minority group outreach program, and developing new-hire orientation training materials

•Payroll administration using Kronos/WebTA system for 1,200 employees

•Training of local administrative clerks on procedure and regulation updates

•Human Resources personnel actions data entry, tracking, corrections and reports using Oracle PeopleSoft/ EmpowHR and Federal HRIS systems

•Researching regulations, policies, procedures, Code of Federal Regulations, and

case precedence for all types of labor relations, workers’ compensation, and EEOC issues.

Human Resources Assistant

US Census Bureau - Jeffersonville, IN - December 1997 to February 2004

Team member for a restructuring and expansion of the organization to include multiple work locations and changing core values.

•Worked to screen over 16,000 job applicants using civil service testing methods to create a viable group of candidates for the organization

•Assisted personnel specialists and information technology staff with pilot project to move into computer- assisted recruiting, testing and application environment

•Increasing levels of responsibility to include testing new procedures, developing training materials and leading workgroup training sessions for Census Operations

•Processed large volume of job applicants, background investigations, benefits enrollments, reduced data entry/filing workload for a union-based work environment of changing priorities and deadlines.

•Timekeeping and payroll reconciliation for 86 employees within the department

•Reports and statistics on hiring process using MS-Access database

•Represented the US Census Bureau at job fairs, public events, targeted group recruiting programs, and answered all types of public inquiries.

•Updating personnel, security, performance, benefits and workers’ compensation files

•Assisting with new-hire orientation sessions and paperwork


United Parcel Service - Louisville, KY - October 1993 to April 1997

Part Time Supervisor / Administrative Assistant to hub manager, part-time supervisor of customer counter and on-call-air pickup drivers.

•Directly supervised 7 employees involved with customer counter operations and internal package routing

•Compiled daily and weekly reports on productivity, loss management, training, payroll and operations

•Coached employees on company policies and procedures, workload management and safety

•Compliance with labor practice agreements and regulations

•Oversight of customer inquiries, complaints, suggestions and package tracking from customer counter

•Liaison to Hub Safety Committee, Management Advisory Committee, and Corporate Security


Master of Arts in Human Resources Management

2013 Webster University - Louisville, KY

Bachelor of Arts in English University of Louisville - Louisville, KY 1989 to 1996


Benefits administration, Workers’ Compensation, Recruiting & Staffing, Research, Payroll, Report writing, MS-Office, Kronos Payroll (WebTA), PeopleSoft HRIS, Training course development and teaching,


Professional in Human Resources (PHR)

June 2013 to Present


Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)

January 2010 to Present

Louisville Society for Human Resources Management (LSHRM)

January 2010 to Present

Delta Mu Delta International Business Honor Society

May 2013 to Present

Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air Force Auxiliary)

November 1986 to Present

University of Louisville Alumni Association

1996 to Present

Webster University Alumni Association

2013 to Present


I have over 19 years of civil service experience in the Human Resources field, with a consistent track record of delivering quality results to my clients and management. I have successfully handled increasing

responsibility for recruiting and staffing, employee benefits administration, worker’s compensation, retirement/ succession planning, payroll and leave functions, and writing reports and training materials. With my effective communication, learning and interpersonal skills, I have built teamwork and helped drive continued goal achievement to accomplish the Human Resources mission with successful results. I am looking for the opportunity to share my experiences in the public and private sectors with a positive team that strives for excellence in the human resources field. I welcome the opportunity to discuss how I may be of benefit to your organization.

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