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Human Resources Board Report
Presented at the iPNB meeting in Berkeley June 21 - 23, 2002
Human Resources Board Report
Iam the Human Resources (HR) Director for the Pacifica Foundation. The purpose of the HR office is to provide leadership and expertise to the Foundation as an employer to enact best employment practices that advance the mission of the Foundation and foster a healthy understanding throughout the organization of the need to strike a balance between the practical realities of operating a business with the personnel needs of its employees.
Because I am a member of the senior management team who deals directly with personnel and personal issues that face our employees, I am required to act as both an advisor and confidant to management and employees alike. As you may imagine this is not an easy task at Pacifica where there are many constituent interests to understand and all are encouraged to fully engage in the process.
I work to instill in employees and the attentive public a sense of confidence about the conduct and intentions of the foundation. One of my goals is to help Pacifica pursue its objectives in ways that are consistent with the public interest while also upholding the laws and regulations that relate to employment activities, and employee privacy. I value and foster the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of privileged information.
I believe that educating our employees on personnel practice and law improves their understanding of the role of human resource office. This is in contrast to other managers such as accounting, programming, or production who focus on their functional responsibilities rather than assessing how employees throughout the organization are prepared to optimally perform jobs.
In developing and organizing all human resources activities of the Foundation, my primary areas of concern include employment, compensation, benefits, training, equal opportunity, etc. Current Projects & Tasks
Statistics from the ED Résumé Search
Logged & Distributed - 65 Résumé's
Received - 30 EEO Responses so far
2 - Asian/Pacific Islander, 5 - African-American, 2 - Hispanic, 20 - White
8 Female, 22 Male
9 Single, 18 Married, 3 Unidentified
All with BS/BA, 17 with MA, 4 with PHD
7 with Fair to Mid Spanish; 2 with Fair to Mid French; 1 with German, Spanish, French, Russian, and Hungarian; 1 with Italian
Two over 25 years; three 30 years and over; nine 40 years and over; ten 50 years and over; and five 60 years and over
Pacifica is a potent resource with a marvelous opportunity to educate and engage a multitude of people from all walks of life. It is also a challenging and joyous responsibility. I am blessed with an opportunity to assist a very diverse group in attaining unity in mission, understanding, collaboration and cooperation. While there is much more going on from day-to-day in the Human Resources arena, I believe these points sum up the operative areas.
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