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Human Resources Employee Relations

Temperance, Michigan, 48182, United States
January 17, 2017

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Linda H.C. Torbet, SPHR, SCP, MA

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Temperance, MI 48182

Email: / Cell Phone: 419-***-****


Vast knowledge of Human Resources Management in both public and private sectors; union and non-union environments; small and large organizations

Strong skills in managing and leading human capital

Expertise in all functions of Human Resources Management: employment; labor and employee relations; benefit administration; workers’ compensation; unemployment; succession planning; talent development; on boarding; policy administration; performance management, investigations regarding discrimination and harassment

Extensive experience in administrative functions including: developing and managing budgets and other related fiscal responsibilities

Professional Certifications from SHRM (SCP) and HRCI (SPHR)


Mercy Health System/St. Vincent Hospital, Toledo, OH 2015-2016

Approximately 3,600 employees: Union and Non-Union

Director of Human Resources (08/2015 to 09/2016)

Performed all labor and employee relations functions: grievance hearing officer, harassment

complaint investigator, discrimination complaint investigator, policy administrator, and consultant to managers

regarding day to day operations

Provided analytics on key performance indicators such as turnover, retention, and diversity

Managed a staff of three: Human Resources Business Partner (JD), Human Resources Assistant and an Employee

Service Representative

The University of Toledo 2007-2015

Approximately 6,000 employees: Union and Non-Union

Human Resources Director of External Programs/Contracted Services to local community college (11/2013 to 08/2015)

Served on negotiation team for faculty and non-faculty; served as labor and employee relations expert

Managed day to day operations of the college in a consultant role. Duties included: recruitment, on-boarding,

training, compliance reporting, ADA Compliance and Title IX and VII investigations

Human Resources Director of Operations (06/2012 to 11/2013)

Led a staff of twenty (20) Human Resources Professionals; including deployed Generalists, Compliance Specialist, Labor/Employee Relations, and Leave Advisor

Management member of negotiation team with three collective bargaining units

Responded to Ohio Civil Rights complaints. EEOC complaints; internal harassment complaints as well as Internal ethics complaints

Provided training to all levels of management on various human resource related topics including contract administration, policy administration and performance management

Human Resources Unit Director of Labor and Employee Relations (04/2007 to 06/2012)

Handled grievances; arbitration preparation and presentation, contract interpretation and application of relevant federal and state labor and EEO laws and regulations

Investigated claims of harassment, contract and ethical violations

Provided leadership to a Labor/Employee Relations Advisor, Labor and Employee Relations Specialists as well as a Leave of Absence/FMLA Advisor and interns

Member of collective bargaining committees for the employer

Anne Grady Corporation, Holland, OH 1993-2007

Approximately 450 employees: Union and Non-Union

Administrator/Associate Executive Director and Director of Human Resources (11/1998 to 04/2007)

Responsible for the overall operation of a not-for-profit 84 bed long term healthcare facility for adults with

developmental disabilities; 8 bed unit for disabled and medically fragile children; respite program for adults and

children; and off site day habilitation program serving 103 individuals

Responsible for the oversight of a 17 million dollar budget

Directly managed a staff of 15 licensed and professional employees in the areas of Human Resources, Finance,

Dietary, Nursing, Therapy and direct services and indirectly responsible for a staff of over 450 employees

Served as management representative for union & non-union grievances; negotiated bargaining unit


Human Resources Director / Generalist (12/1993 to 11/1998)

Developed recruitment and retention strategies; developed policy and benefit administration

Served on negotiation team, managed grievance process

Administered workers’ compensation claim; performance evaluation administration; training and orientation

of management staff

Investigated discrimination and harassment complaints

Representative for unemployment and workers compensation claims

Supervised a Human Resources Manager

Little Sisters of the Poor, Warrensville Heights, Ohio 1990-1993

Approximately 200 employees: All Non-Union

Human Resources Director (01/90 to 11/93)

Performed generalist duties for a non- profit 125 bed nursing home with 200 employees

Duties included: recruitment, retention, training, employee relations, benefit administration, policy writing,

Payroll, workers’ compensation claim administration, payroll and performance appraisal administration


M.A. Human Resources Management, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

B.S. Business Management; Oakland University, Rochester, MI




01/2000 to Present Adjunct Faculty, Monroe Community College, Business Division, Monroe, MI

01/2002 to 01/2006 Adjunct Faculty, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH


Toledo Day Nursery, Board of Directors

Unison Behavioral Health, Board of Directors

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