Mary Beth Fitzpatrick King, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Mary Beth Fitzpatrick King, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Director of Human Resources

  • Colorado Springs CO
  • marybeth.fitzpatrick.king@gmail.com
  • 719-217-3893

Work History

Work History

Director of Human Resources

JMark Services Inc.
Jan 2014 - Present
  • Transformed HR from an administrative role to a strategic business partner, including partnering with Executive Management to drive key business and implement performance initiatives.
  • Created a new Human Resources Department by conducting key analysis of existing HR practices and developing a business plan to update all policies, procedures, services, programs, and operations.
  • Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings.
  • Maintains management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures. Revamped/revised current Employee Manual to ensure legal compliance with Federal, State and County laws (EEOC, ADA, DoD, FMLA, FLSA, Title VII). Establishes standards and procedures; measuring results against current standards and making necessary adjustments.
  • Created synchronous processes and policies for full-cycle recruiting, on-boarding and training. Successfully negotiates the hiring of all new employees; to include: SCA Contract employees, DoD employees, 1099/Independent Contractors and Part-Time/On-Call employees.
  • Partners with Executive Management to review and analyze special reports; summarizing information; identifying trends, completes SWOT Analysis continually to ensure success and compliance within the company and outside the organization.
  • Provide, monitor and regulate all defining procedures for retention, protection, retrieval, transfer, and disposal of employee records.
  • Maintain office staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising employee outcomes.
  • Enacted a bi-annual review procedure for all new employees to better ascertain ability to meet/exceed year end goals; this in turn provides documentation for raises and/or promotions.  Also enacted annual review procedures and templates; one for employees and another for managers.  This meets legal compliance for performance management, raises, and promotions/demotions.  
  • Ensures company’s legal compliance in determination of employees’ classification of Exempt, Non-Exempt, or Independent Contractor.
  • Research and ensure all company standards are compliant with ACA rules and regulations; works with healthcare broker, continually, to ensure complete compliance and adherence to changing regulations with regard to all health care benefits; choose and configure company benefits package and decide upon all terms.
  • Researched multiple levels of medical insurance, allowing for a 22% savings in medical insurance costs to the company. This also allowed the company to adopt a life insurance plan of $15,000 for each employee, as well as a LTD insurance for each employee of up to 60% of their monthly paycheck. Worked planning for company’s lower premium, putting in place a more equal burden between employer and employee.
  • Maintains employee benefits programs and informs employees of benefits by studying and assessing (surveys) benefits needs and trends; recommending benefit programs to management; directing the processing of benefit claims; obtaining and evaluating benefit contract bids; awarding benefit contracts; designing and conducting educational programs on benefit programs.
  • Researches and procures medical, dental and vision insurance for employees located OCONUS.
  • Executes the procurement and finalization of all insurance policies required for the organization; to include: Professional Liability Insurance, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Worker’s Compensation Insurance, General Liability Insurance, Business Auto Insurance and Auto Insurance for all employees who travel or utilize rental cars on business.
  • Research and obtain Defense Base Act (DBA) Insurance policy for the organization’s overseas DoD foreign contracts.
  • Responsible for creation of all State Withholding Tax accounts, Unemployment Tax accounts, and Payroll Tax accounts in states with active employees.
  • Responsible for creation of Preferred Provider List in case of Worker’s Compensation injuries in all states with active employees. This feeds into the creation of a safety plan that will give the organization a discount towards Worker’s Compensation Insurance after one year’s time.
  • Monitors and researches NCCI Rating for Worker's Compensation rating to ensure accuracy for rates.
  • Responsible for creation of and implementation of OSHA Policies and Procedures. Ensure enforcement of all policies and procedures amongst employees.
  • Assists the Executive Management with pricing proposals by calculating the employer’s cost in regards to benefits, insurance, Simple IRA matching, SUTA, FICA, Life Insurance, LTD Insurance, and WC costs.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • In the process of completing last 1 ½; years of college to obtain my BS in Human Resources.

Human Resources Manager

All Seasons, LLC.
Jul 2013 - Dec 2013
  • Ensured legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conducted investigations; maintained records; represented the organization at hearings.
  • Maintained management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures. Completely drafted an Employee Manual to ensure legal compliance with Federal, State and County laws.
  •  Recruited, selected, oriented, and trained employees. Successfully negotiated the hiring of two new employees within first month as Human Resources Manager.
  • Informed management by reviewing and analyzing special reports; summarizing information; identifying trends, completes SWOT Analysis continually to ensure success and compliance within the company.
  • Designed and implemented office policies by establishing standards and procedures; measuring results against standards; making necessary adjustments.
  • Maintained office staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising employee outcomes.
  • Provided, monitored and regulated all defining procedures for retention, protection, retrieval, transfer, and disposal of employee records.
  • Enacted a bi-annual review procedure for all employees to better ascertain ability to meet/exceed year end goals; this in turn provides documentation for raises and/or promotions.
  • Ensured company’s legal compliance in determination of employees’ classification of Exempt, Non-Exempt, or Independent Contractor.
  • Enacted a timekeeping system, as well as ensure legal compliance with Overtime Pay rules and regulations as required by Federal, State and City laws.
  • Maintained professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Staffing Specialist & Recruiting Manager - Contract Assignment

Manpower
May 2012 - Jan 2013
  • Coordinate and facilitate hiring managers and human resources combined efforts to best establish which candidates carried a superior knowledge of skills/qualifications, certifications, company values, and competencies. The span of recruiting included basic administrative positions through senior level executive positions. Responsible for the full-cycle recruiting process for all potential candidates for any given job opening.  
  • Supervise the entire hiring process, alongside the hiring manager, from recruitment to employment and post-employment issues. Complete payroll on a weekly basis for 500+ employees; to include garnishments and deductions. Also competent with processing Davis-Bacon wages.

HR Generalist

Volt Workforce Solutions - Compassion International - Contract Assignment
Aug 2011 - May 2012
  • Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.
  • Define and implement short/long-term HR initiatives in support of business unit’s strategic objectives.
  • Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements. Plan, organize, direct, control or coordinate the personnel, training, or labor relations activities of an organization. Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of subordinates and staff relating to employment, compensation, labor relations, and employee relations.
  • Advise managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes. Counsel and coach employees, supervisors, and senior management in addressing interpersonal and behavioral challenges.
  • Administer compensation, benefits and performance management systems, and safety and recreation programs; to include international employees. Perform compensation analysis for new and existing positions as required. Established competitive pay ranges that supported comparable external pricing. Responsible for career progressions/promotions compensation analysis, and making appropriate wage adjustment recommendations

Education

Education

Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Learning System - 2 Semesters

Colorado State University
Jan 2013 - Dec 2014

Successfully completed 14 credit hours of SHRM's Learning System in preparation for testing to obtain PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, and SHRM-SCP certifications.

Bachelor of Science in Communications and Public Relations

KCTCS
Jun 2008 - Jun 2009

Bachelor of Science in Communciations and Public Relations

Columbus State Community College
Jun 2003 - Dec 2004

professional successes

  • Directed an audit of original Worker’s Compensation insurance provider; found inaccuracies, overpayments, and errors in reporting of payroll as well as errors in NCCI codes. Authored letters of complaint, requesting an investigation by DORA, and was able to retrieve over $8,182.34 (+ $2,700 in car repairs) in funds returned to organization. Also corrected all errors in reporting of payroll and NCCI codes.
  • Single-handedly raised the Gross Profit Margin from $2,900 per week to over $8,700 per week in temporary staffing profits, and earned over $8,000 in Direct Hires/Contract Buy-outs within 5 weeks of being assigned to the Medical Administrative Temporary Staffing department.
  • Successfully recruited and hired over 120 employees in 2 weeks for a Fortune 500 company’s call center; to include: behavioral interviewing, drug screens, background checks, managing employees on-site, payroll, benefits, counseling, and terminations; ensuring the clients expectations were met and exceeded. Created a universal template utilized during first-round phone interviews; this increased efficiency and reduced time required to cull applicants. Improved the on-site interview process by creating synonymous Behavioral Interview standards for the entire Human Resources department to follow for existing and upcoming positions throughout the company; this created continuity and consistency throughout hiring practices across the board, regardless of the position.
  • Managed over 500 temporary call center employees during an indefinite assignment; to include payroll, benefits & commissions, counsel and coach employees, supervisors, and senior management in addressing interpersonal and behavioral challenges, manage temp-to-permanent process, and end assignments.
  • Successfully completed a three-month audit for I-9 accuracy, compliance, and completeness for a Fortune 500 company with over 10,000 employees, ensuring Federal compliance.
  • Completed company audit of NCCI Worker’s Compensation codes that allowed current premium to decrease 25%.

Certifications

Certifications

Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

HR Certification Institute (HRCI)
Jan 2015 - Apr 2018

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

Society for human resources
Jan 2015 - Jan 2018

SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)

Society for human resources
Jan 2015 - Jan 2018

Professional in Human Resources (PHR)

HR Certification institute (HRCI)
May 2013 - May 2016

United States Air Force - Veteran

Served on active duty in the USAF from 1997 - 2001 as a vocalist in the Air Mobility Command Band, stationed at Scott AFB, IL.