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Human Resources Employee Relations

Memphis, Tennessee, United States
April 21, 2017

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Melinda Dean

Active Secret DoD Clearance

PHR/SPHR Certification scheduled 2017


Course Description Date School

Excel: The Basics 2012 Fred Pryor Seminars

Excel: Beyond the Basics 2012 Fred Pryor Seminars


Course Description Institution

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Franklin Covey

CSA Service Contract Act Summit & Training Contract Services Association

EEO Discrimination and Harassment Laws EEO Guidance, Inc.

Recruiting: Key recruiter for SOCOM, NAVSEA, NAVAIR, OCONUS, Naval Special Warfare Command, NALCOMIS, MV22 and C130J (Kuwait)

CONUS and OCONUS experience

No Non-compliance audits, lawsuits, EEO/Harassment suits

and passed 2 OFCCP desk audits.

All Employee Benefits were negotiated successfully performed without a broker.

Service Contract Act (SCA) experience.

Federal contracts experience


To/From Employer Job Title

Sept 1999 – Sept 2016 TSM Corporation (sold) Director, Human Resources

Programs and Standards: Oversee the implementation of Human Resources programs through Human Resources staff. Monitor administration to established standards and procedures. Identify opportunities for improvement and resolve any discrepancies. Responsibilities include: Department Development, Human Resource Information System (HRIS), Training and Development, Employment, Employee Relations, Compensation, Benefits, Law, Organization Development, Recruiting, and 401K to include 5500 filing. Specialized training in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, training, and preventive labor relations.

Staff: Direct and manage the work of the Human Resources staff and encourages their ongoing development. Lead the development of department goals, objectives, and systems. Lead competitive market research to establish pay practices and pay bands that help to recruit and retain superior staff. Familiar with both Deltek GCS Premier and ADP methods of payroll processing. Experience in the administration of benefits and compensation programs and other Human Resources programs.

Employee Benefits Administrator: Perform a variety of routine and complex administrative duties for up to 500 employees to administer the company benefit programs, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex 125 Plan, Life, Disability Insurance, and Retirement Plans. Analyze benefit plans negotiating with carriers for the best benefit for the employees and cost for both employer and employee, usually resulting in a reduction. Responsible for all employee issues and concerns regarding their benefits package, troubleshoot problems, and serve as interface between employee and vendor. Interpret Human Resources policies and procedures for benefits, and develop benefits policies. Administer the 401K/Roth retirement plans. Analyze 401(k) plan annually, then provide results to President. Coordinate internal and external audit activity for pension plan. Administer Workers’ Compensation and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) plans. Communicate with and assist all new hires with benefits and 401(k) enrollments. Develop New Hire Orientation Program, including revising an employee handbook, ensuring consistency and minimizing exposure to liability, and maintaining all required compliances to include ACA.

Cost Reduction and Compliance: Monitor all pay practices and systems for effectiveness and cost containment. Lead company compliance with all existing governmental and labor legal reporting requirements, including those related to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), VETS100 Reporting, EEO1 Reporting, Affirmative Action Plan, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), FMLA, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and so forth. Maintain minimal company exposure to lawsuits (as of current, none in career).

Reducing Liability: Advise managers on fair hiring practices and employee performance issues to reduce corporate liability. Direct the preparation of information requested or required for compliance with laws. Approve all information submitted. Serve as the primary contact with the company employment law attorney and outside government agencies. Protect the interests of employees and the company in accordance with company policies and procedures, and governmental laws and regulations.

Strategic Goals: Establish departmental measurements that support the accomplishment of the company’s strategic goals. Manage the development and maintenance of the Human Resources sections of the Internet and intranet sites, particularly recruiting, culture, and company information. Participate in executive, management, and company staff meetings and attend other meetings and seminars. Define all Human Resources training programs, and assign the authority/responsibility of Human Resources and managers within those programs. Provide necessary education and materials to managers and employees, including manuals, employee handbooks, and standardized reports.

Employment Law: Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, and training and development. Demonstrated ability to lead and develop Human Resources staff members. Conduct a continuing study of all Human Resources policies, programs, and practices to keep management informed of new laws and developments.

Affiliations: Maintain active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks and organizations and participate in ongoing community involvement. Possess ongoing affiliations with leaders in successful companies and organizations that practice effective Human Resources Management.

Budget Management: Develop and monitor an annual budget that includes Human Resources services, employee recognition, sports team support, company philanthropic giving, and administration. Select and supervise Human Resources consultants, attorneys, and training specialists, and coordinate company use of insurance brokers, insurance carriers, pension administrators, and other outside sources. Conduct a continuing study of all Human Resources policies, programs, and practices to keep management informed of new developments.

Personal Skills: Demonstrated ability to serve as a successful participant on the executive management team that provides company leadership and direction. Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Excellent database management and record keeping skills. Able to meet tight deadlines and effectively prioritize workload. Highly effective organizational skills and problem solving abilities. Above average oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills. People oriented with superior employee and management relationships. Dedicated, dependable and know the importance of confidentiality.

Long version resume upon request.


Robert W. Green-Former TSM Corporation Owner & President

901-***-**** (h), Owner since 1978 thru sale June 2016. Federal/Defense Contractor

Walt Besser- Former VP TSM Corporation 321-***-**** (h) 321-***-**** (c)


Rear Admiral Craig O. McDonald, USN (Ret.) Former VP TSM Corporation 703-***-**** (c) VP NAVAIR/NAVSEA and Special Projects

Richard M. Anspach - Former Senior VP TSM Corporation 540-***-**** (h) 540-***-**** (h) Sr. VP Business Development

Randy Moore – Former Senior VP TSM Corporation 571-***-**** (c)

Sr VP TRIDENT Submarine Division/NAVSEA

James Conners-VP Special Operations Division 910-***-**** (c)

Sr VP Technical Integrated Facility-SOCOM/government Training

Additional references upon request

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