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Sr. Human Resources Business Partner

Yorktown, VA
February 20, 2020

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Tamara Rivera-Cortes • 1-757-***-**** • Yorktown, Virginia


Provide human resource expertise to support the business in delivering positive results through consultation to senior leaders and employees. Implement human resources strategy, coach managers and employees to support overall business objectives. SIGNATURE QUALIFICATIONS

Active Secret Security Clearance

16 Years HR Experience

5 Years Payroll Experience

Talent Management

HR Policy, Process & Systems

Employee Relations & Coaching

Recruitment and Placement

Resources Planning / Budgeting

Training and Development

Project Management

Service Contract Act Compliance


Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) Textron, Newport News, VA Sr. Human Resources Business Partner June 2005 – March 2019 Directly responsible for Human Resource functions of the company, that grew from 12 personnel to over 120. Initially handling payroll and benefits, responsibilities grew to performance evaluations, employee contract negotiations and regulation compliance. Providing Contract Air Services for the Department of Defense, which involved the training support to US Navy Strike Groups, HR compliance was critical to the success of the company. As the company grew, the scope of HR work grew exponentially and included weekly HR briefings to the Executive team and the drafting of all HR sections of company contract proposals.

Ensured compliance with local/state/federal laws, regulations, company policies and Business Conduct Guidelines

Provided strategic and operational support in partnership with business unit leadership

Planed and implemented HR resources initiatives designed to maximize organizational effectiveness through talent management processes

Conducted recruitment and on-boarding for 120 employees

Provided HR support for over 120 employees

Converted the company’s payroll from paper timesheets to electronic submissions into Deltek Time and Expense

Completed bi-weekly payroll for 6 years using ADP System

Performance Improvement Plan processes

Supported competitive pay and retention practices by collecting data, researching and making salary recommendations when appropriate

Developed and delivered presentations to leaders and employees regarding human resources policies and practices

Tamara Rivera-Cortes • 1-757-***-**** • Yorktown, Virginia

Initiated, coordinated, and enforced project, operational and personnel policies and procedures. Acted as primary contact for employee relations’ issues/resolutions

Scheduled and conducted interviews

Recruitment and application selection

Evaluated Handbook Policy and Procedures

Monitored and tracked reporting from HRIS system

Corresponded with all employees in regards to Benefits Open Enrollment dates

Analyzed and completed annual Workers Compensation Audits

Completed employment verifications in a timely manner

Maintained and stayed within expense budget for supply orders by 40%

Reduced worker’s compensation injures by 20%

Scheduled and executed planning for corporate events for 100 employees

Revised previous company handbook to reflect updated changes and to comply with Federal Rules and Regulations

Prepared and submitted annual EEO and Veteran reports L-3 Flight International, Newport News, VA

Human Resources & Benefits Specialist June 2002 -June2005 Responsible for general HR duties and all benefit functions; comparing cost analysis on new Medical and Dental plans and how the changes will impact the employees and the company, putting the new benefit plans in place, informing employees via PowerPoint presentations and training.

Reviewed resumes and scheduled interviews

Conducted recruitment and new hire orientation for all employees

Managed and processed Benefits for Open Enrollment

Completed Employment verifications

Completed all HRIS data entry

Organized and coordinated company events






Microsoft Office Suite



SIRVA (Relocation Program)


Tamara Rivera-Cortes • 1-757-***-**** • Yorktown, Virginia EDUCATION

Medical Careers College, Newport News, VA Sep 1997 - June 1998 Medical Assistant

Graduated - GPA 3.94

Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, VA Aug 1995 - Aug 1997 Early Childhood Education

Certifications Held – obtained 86 credit hours while attending CERTIFICATES

Pause before Posting: Social Media Refresher LRN Legal Compliance 2019 Introduction to Cyber Security LRN Legal Compliance 2018 Anti-Corruption and Bribery LRN Legal Compliance 2018 Diversity at Work LRN Legal Compliance 2018

Protecting Proprietary Information LRN Legal Compliance 2018 Information Security LRN Legal Compliance 2018

Export Controls (ITAR) LRN Legal Compliance 2018

Export Administration Regulations (EAR) LRN Legal Compliance 2018 Creating a Harassment-Free Workplace LRN Legal Compliance 2017 Careful Communication LRN Legal Compliance 2017

Recognizing Conflicts of Interest LRN Legal Compliance 2017 Federal Acquisition Regulation LRN Legal Compliance 2017 CLEARANCE

Secret (Navy/DoD) 04/08/2018 - Current


Paige Stephens, Information Assurance Network Manager GBS Global Business Services 1-757-***-****

Matthew Mayberry, U.S. Navy Retired

Vice-Consul U.S. Department of State 1-647-***-**** Kenya Brown, Independent HCM Consultant 1-503-***-**** Innovative Consulting Concepts, Inc.

Barette Lewis, Practice Manager of Operations 1-757-***-**** Daniel S. Williams & Associates

Robert James, Assistant Director of Maintenance 1-843-***-**** Flight International

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