Work experience

Work experience
Feb 2007 - Present

Consultant

Tarver Consulting

Providing expertise on Human Resources Management functions to both profit and non-profit organizations. Preparing reports and analysis on Employee Relations Issues, EEOC complaints, creating a HR reference database for future use. Developed Workers compensation programs and implemented programs that will reduce costs and improve productivity. Developed programs that brought companies into compliance with Federal and State Regulations.

Jul 2006 - Feb 2007

Regional HR Manager

Oversaw all HR functions for $229M Air and ground cargo company servicing the continental United States with 1,000 employees; oversaw HR for 11 terminals stretching from the West Coast to the Mid-West. Managed recruiting, hiring, benefits, OSHA compliance, manager consultations and legal matters pertaining to EEOC complaints, wrongful terminations and internal thefts. Performed other ad hoc assignments in support of HR and operations.

Key Responsibilities:

Providing expertise on Human Resources Management functions to both profit and non-profit organizations.

Preparing reports and analysis on Employee Relations Issues, EEOC complaints, creating a HR reference database for future use.

Developed Workers compensation programs and implemented programs that will reduce costs and improve productivity.

Developed programs that brought companies into compliance with Federal and State Regulations.

Major Contributions:

  • Conducted a compensation analysis to create a 5-year plan for standardizing the pay of warehouse agents, customer service agents and drivers at all 11 terminals.
  • Recruited/placed 2 managers for hard-to-fill positions in the Seattle and San Francisco markets.
  • Liaised with internal and external resources to mitigate fines from government agencies.
  • Maintained OSHA 300 logs, recording injuries and representing the company in any OSHA investigations.
  • Gained proficiency in ADP, Reportsmith and Ceridian software. 
Feb 2005 - Jul 2006

Workers Compensation Specialist

Aeroground Inc

Cargo transportation and warehousing company serving major airlines in the United States, Canada, Japan and China. Generated over $150M sales annually. Employed 1,700 people.

Managed the entire workers compensation function for 40 terminals, overseeing claims management, reporting injuries to insurance carrier and updating OSHA about injuries. Generated monthly status/cost reports for senior management. Handled all unemployment claims, and conducted employee training programs.

Major Contributions:

  • Eliminated $500,000 in unemployment claims liability nationwide.
  • Closed 92% of workers compensation claims in 1 year, reducing the amount of workers compensation reserve necessary by $450,000.
  • Reduced the company’s mod (experience) rating in workers compensation from 120% to 70% and lowered the unemployment insurance mod rate.
  • Implemented a safety bingo program companywide that drastically reduced injuries and injury costs, lowering one terminal’s costs from $22,000 to $500 in 1 quarter.
  • Saved $120,000 and received additional services by negotiating a contract with a new EAP vendor.
Mar 2003 - Feb 2005

HR Contractor

Office Team

Staffing company providing a variety of services to local businesses, including many levels of human resources staffing needs.

Various HR Positions

Filled temporary human resources staffing positions at companies such as Fabco Automotive, Cascade Promotion Corporation and Aeroground. Performed various jobs as assigned, often in a sole-contributor role.

Education

Education
Mar 1999 - Jun 2000

Masters of Science

Troy University