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Madison, MS, 39110
September 15, 2008

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Madra Bell

*** ******'s Drive

Madison, MS *****



Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS

School of Graduate Studies

M.S., High Distinction, (3.9 GPA) May 1998

Major: Economics (Agricultural)

Honors: Alcorn State Graduate Assistantship

Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS

B.S., Magna Cum Laude (3.72 GPA), May 1996

Major: Economics (Agricultural)

Honors: National Dean's List (1993-1996)

Who's Who Among American College Students


Academic Excellence Award from the Mississippi

Legislature (1996)


Nov. 2007- VBA/VA Regional Office

Present 1600 E Woodrow Wilson Ave.

Jackson, MS 39216

Program Analyst (GS-09)


As a Program Analyst, I make general eligibility determinations for

veterans participating in Vocational Rehabilitation Services. I coordinate

weekly orientation meetings and testing groups for our veterans and audit

the purchase card charges for the staff members . Allocate funds for

invoice payments in the accounting system, organizes and maintain files,

coordinate office needs, timesheets, answer phone inquiries, distribute

the mail, manage office supplies and equipment.

VBA/VA Regional Office

June 2003- 1600 E Woodrow Wilson Ave.

Sep. 2006 Jackson, MS 39216

Human Resource Specialist (GS-12)


I served as the Human Resource Liaison for the Jackson VA Regional

Office. I coordinated, developed, and managed activities related to

personnel management. I prepared documentation for management

officials involved in disciplinary and adverse actions, grievances, and

related process. Was responsible for ensuring that station policies and

procedures complied with the National contract negotiated between the

union and the VA. Provided guidance to employees relating to employee

benefits programs. Served as the station’s EEO Program Manager. I

was responsible for ensuring that the station complied with the policies

issued by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. I was also the

station’s Coordinator for the Worker’s Compensation Program.

Sept. 1999- VBA/VA Regional Office

June 2003 1600 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave.

Jackson, MS 39216


Veteran Service Representative (GS 10)

Served as the primary contact for veterans and his/her representative.

Explained benefit programs and entitlement criteria, conducted

interviews, identified issues, gathered relevant evidence, adjudicated

claims. I authorized payments for cases that did not require rating

decisions, and input data necessary to generate the award and

notification letter to the veteran describing the decision and the reason

for it. Conducted interviews in person or by telephone with veterans,

eligible individuals, representatives, and advocates. Explained the full

range of VA benefits and all related programs (including

disability and death compensation and pension programs, education,

vocational rehabilitation, and other related entitlements, small or

disadvantaged business utilization, VA health care, home loan guaranty

program, life insurance, federal and state laws relating to domestic

relations, and federal, state and local assistance programs. Assisted

claimants with completion of the application and other forms.

October 1998- USDA/National Agricultural Statistics Service

June 1999 1835 Assembly St. Room 1008

Columbia, South Carolina 29201


Agricultural Statistician (GS-9)

Applied statistical techniques on a daily basis to survey planning, data

collection, analysis and interpretation of data on the production and

marketing of crops, livestock, and livestock products. Completed the

Census' of Agriculture on aquaculture and horticulture in the state of

South Carolina. Edited over 400 questionnaires during the Census,

analyzed the data and submitted valid estimates based on the analysis

summaries. Provided training to field data collectors on techniques for

successful delivery of questionnaires.



Skilled using several Microsoft Windows based Software programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, CWINRS, and HRIS.

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