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Professional Assignments/Memberships

  • National Association of Professional Women Member, 2008 - Present
  • ROP Personnel Administrators Committee Member, 2006 - Present
  • LPVROP Professional Growth, Safety, and Benefit Committee Chair, 2006 - Present
  • CAROCP Staff Development Leader, 2006 - Present
  • Cal Chamber Member, 2006 - Present
  • Inland Personnel Council Member, 2001 - Present
  • SBCSS United Way Campaign Chair, 2000 - 2004
  • San Bernardino County Personnel Administrators Steering Committee Member, 1999 - 2001

Executive Summary

Tika Davé-Harris is a results-oriented, strategic human resources administrator with over ten years of HR experience and notable accomplishments of streamlining operations; successfully implementing change by skillfully assessing organizational challenges and creating actionable resolutions; developing and implementing organizational solutions; and utilizing resource management expertise to produce performance-based and customer-focused organizations. She is an analytical strategist who is able to collaborate with departmental partners to ensure consistent, compliant and effective operations. She is recognized as a results-oriented leader who utilizes effective problem solving skills and implements strategic planning initiatives in support of the organizational mission and vision. She possesses extensive experience in improvement of human resources areas to increase organizational effectiveness with emphasis on strategic planning, change management, talent management, compensation planning and reward systems, performance management, organizational development, and labor relations.

Work experience

Apr 2006Present

Director of Human Resources

La Puente Valley Regional Occupational Program
  • Instituted budget review and Cabinet approval process for new positions which increased consistency with organizational goals and verified availability of position funding.
  • Increased customer service of HR through increased personal contact with instructors and other staff evidenced by positive feedback.
  • Improved the effectiveness of storing and retrieving archived personnel documents through the development of guidelines for records retention.
  • Direct risk management and personnel operations/processes including recruitment, selection, reductions, evaluation, compensation, benefits, credentialing, staff dev., worker's comp., and records maintenance.
  • Develop, review and recommend board policies, administrative regulations, goals and objectives
  • Effectively investigate and quickly resolve complaints and employee relations disputes
  • Develop and administer the Human Resources department budget
  • Supervise and evaluate HR, short-term and substitute staff
  • Train managers to provide them with leaderships tools to supervise and evaluate subordinates
  • Advise management on personnel matters including discipline, grievance resolution and staffing
Jan 1999Apr 2006

Div. Admin. Assistant (Mgmt.)

San Bernardino County Supt. of Schools
  • Reduced employment related complaints by ensuring consistency and equity in hiring processes
  • Instrumental in getting all of the bargaining units to participate in a cost savings measure for benefits
  • Reorganized fingerprinting unit which increased revenues and enabled it to be financially self sufficient
  • Managed and directed benefits, unemployment, fingerprinting and substitute service programs
  • Administered the hiring process for short-term/substitute employees assigned to special education and alternative education programs; determined substitute placement based on skill level
  • Member of mgmt negotiations team for classified/certificated negotiations to resolve labor relations issues
  • Interpreted and applied changes in employee contracts, law, policies and procedures
  • Advised management on personnel matters including discipline, grievance resolution and staffing
  • Prepared proposed contract language for presentation during negotiations
  • Processed and resolved all personnel related complaints in accordance with complaint procedures
  • Directly supervised and evaluated 14 staff members which included technicians, specialists, and clerks.


Lisa Towery

"Tika has the demonstrated ability to create an organized structure of customer service and a friendly atmosphere where people feel comfortable going to Human Resources. Because of her professionalism, she has earned the respect of coworkers, employee representatives and staff and understands the role of Human Resources in serving both employees and the organization as a whole.

She will be coming to you with the qualities of an effective leader which are the ability to establish and manage department and organizational priorities; genuineness toward employees; effective communication and customer service skills; follow-through and integrity."

Cynthia Parulan-Colfer

"I have found Mrs. Davé-Harris to have great knowledge in the areas of personnel and developing and maintaining systems to ensure the smooth operation of her department.   It is reflective of her philosphy to ensure quality services and experiences for staff.  It was a pleasure to have worked with someone who demonstrates a high degree of loyalty to her work and carries out her assigned tasks and responsibilities with passion."

Jenny Teresi

"I observed Tika's systematic, persistent approach to solving problems and her ability to work collaboratively in the process. I also observed that her staff respected her and responded to her leadership in these endeavors.  She was able to bring people together to work toward common goals. She helped me sort through some difficult budget decisions when we were facing budget cuts. We developed a very positive and supportive working relationship throughout the two years that we worked together."


Sep 1999Mar 2001


CSU, San Bernardino

Areas of Study:

  • Administrative Regulation
  • Human Resources Management, Public Sector
  • Management of Private, Non-Profit Organizations
  • Management of Public Organizations
  • Public Administration Theory and Practice
  • Public Budget and Finance
  • Public Financial Management
  • Public Labor Relations
  • Principles of Planning
  • Program Evaluations
  • Research Methods of Public Administration
Jun 1992Sep 1997

Bachelor of Arts

CSU, San Bernardino

Areas of Study: (short list)

  • Administrative Strategy and Policy
  • Business Law
  • Corporate Finance Management
  • Expository Writing Administration
  • Fair Employment Practices
  • Government/Business Relations
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Management
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Organization and Management Theory
  • Small Business Management

Professional Philosphy


Change Management
Budget Management
Labor Relations
Interest Based Bargaining
Conflict Resolution
Oral Presentation



Designated Subjects Teaching Credential

CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing