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KATHERINE M. RITCHIE 

9827 Waterside Circle
 
Indianapolis, IN 46278
 
(317) 872-0227
 
duchessk@riteng.com

HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL

Regulatory Compliance Project Management
 
Compensation and Benefits Administration Employee Relations
 
Union Relations Trainer/Educator

Results-oriented, industrious, analytical individual with 9+ years experience in human resources and project management. Primary focus has been design and implementation of company-wide policies complying with governmental regulations of Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Drug Free Workplace mandates, and Occupational Safety and Health Act. Particularly adept in employee benefits administration, educational seminar planning and execution, employee needs assessment and problem solving. Recognized for dependability, efficiency, positive attitude, and strong organizational skills. Proficient with Microsoft Office Software.

CAREER SUMMARY

SUSQUEHANNA ,WFMS-FM WGLD-FM WGRL-FM   Indianapolis, IN 1999 - Current

Personnel Director

SEARS, ROEBUCK & CO Home Services, Indianapolis, IN 1997 - 1999

Area Human Resources Manager

2 -250 employee districts in an international retail and service company

bulletSensitively transitioning employees to a new way of doing business based on developing leadership/people skills at all levels and acting as an agent of change.
bulletAggressively developing Human Resource Specialists to new level of professionalism through coaching and training.

Effectively leading management to create sound Human Resources practices through coaching and counseling throughout the districts by traveling to all branch locations

LAU INDUSTRIES, A DIVISION OF TOMKINS INDUSTRIES, INC., Indianapolis, IN 1994-1997

Human Resources Specialist

350+ employee manufacturing firm specializing in propellers for heating and air conditioning.

bulletCarefully restructured employment records for compensation, policy compliance, and benefits through diligence and transitioning to computerization.
bulletEfficiently facilitated employment of 300-370, including over 100 new hires each year.
bulletSuccessfully arbitrated four out of five union grievances, resulting in financial savings and increased management credibility.
bulletMonitored legal compliance issues regarding EEOC, OSHA, ADA, FMLA, and FLSA.
bulletCreated and presented orientation for over 100 employees annually, ensuring compliance with OSHA, education of hearing conservation, and improving handbook knowledge.

WOODS WIRE PRODUCTS, INC., Carmel, IN 1989-1994

Benefits Associate

1000+ employee international manufacturer of extension cords.

bulletAnalyzed coverage needs, wrote criteria, solicited and evaluated bids; recommended selected carrier and implemented smooth transition resulting in increasing benefit levels while lowering costs.
bulletEducated and trained employees about their company provided benefits through group presentations, written communication and individual consultation resulting in greater understanding and more efficient use of benefits.
bulletDesigned, wrote, implemented, promoted and interpreted company drug and alcohol policy to ensure confidential and lasting treatment for dependencies striving for a drug-free workplace.
bulletResearched and investigated unpaid or mispaid health insurance claims daily in order to resolve disputes in a favorable and timely manner.
bulletReconciled computer listed employee insurance coverages with printed invoices, calculating premiums, and generating check requests monthly to ensure accurate and timely payment of premiums.
bulletInvestigated, recorded, and traced employee work-related injuries and illnesses for Worker's Compensation carriers and OSHA, which contained medical treatment costs, reduced insurance premiums and significantly improved employee safety.

AAA HOOSIER MOTOR CLUB, Indianapolis, IN 1987-1989

Marketing Assistant

200+ employee state-wide administrative office of national automotive service organization.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

SCA, INC., International, Non-Profit, Volunteer, Educational History Organization 1986-1997

Project Manager

Regional Chairman of the Board

Local Newsletter Editor

bulletManaged and directed all aspects of event planning for 200-600 participants in educational, recreational, and leadership administration forums during past 12+ years producing high repeat attendance and positive evaluations.
bulletSuccessfully transformed 16 year, 8000 member national gathering from 30% to 80% family participation through assessment and analysis of needs and interests.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

B.A., Communications and English, Hanover College, Hanover, IN. 1984

M.S. Pursuit, Human Resources Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, (1984-1986, 98% completion)

Human Resources Association of Central Indiana 1996 -1997