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Al Hope, Sr.

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Role and Company

Human Resources Director, City of Oxford, MS

Expertise

20 years experience in human resources

Location

Water Valley, MS

About Al

AI E. Hope, Sr.
18 CR 422
Water Valley, MS 38965
Phone (662) 259-2901
Cell: (662) 202-5239

1989 - 2014 Human Resources Management

My knowledge, skills and abilities in Management, Human Resources, Employment Relations, Risk Management and Safety are above standards. I have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office and other software. I am well qualified in internal and external EEO Investigations. I've participated in numerous community action groups pertaining to youth development such as Boys and Girls Clubs and Life Skills Programs.

Employment History

2003 - 2014 City of Oxford, Oxford, MS
Human Resources Director (Retired 9/1/2014)

Coordinate and administer all Human Resources functions such as recruitment, employment relations, payroll and benefits, safety, workers compensation, EEO, Drug and Alcohol, policy review and updating, etc.

2002 City of Junction City, Junction City, KS
Human Resources Director

Conducted and administered comprehensive Personnel and Human Resources functions in the areas of recruitment, employment relations, labor relations, safety, worker's compensation, and training. Secretary and adviser to the Junction City Human
Relations Commission. Investigated complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, ADA, Fair Housing, and accommodations.

2001 - 2002 City of Junction City, Junction City, KS
Acting Human Resources Director

Performed all Human Resources function and prepared departmental budget and Personnel and Human Relations functions. Administered Drug and Alcohol program, employee classification, compensation, benefits, recruitment, selection, training and labor relations. Developed numerous personnel policies and procedures. Awarded Human Relations Director of the year from the Kansas Human Relations Association in 2001.

1995 -1997 City of Junction City, Junction City, KS
Human Relations Director

Conducted and administered comprehensive Personnel and Human Resources functions in the areas of recruitment, employment relations, labor relations, safety and worker's compensation, and training. Secretary and adviser to the Junction City Human
Relations Commission. Investigated complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, ADA, Fair Housing, and accommodations within city limits. Created the City's first Human Resources Department. Instituted the City's first Drug and Alcohol programs.

1995 -1995 City of Junction City, Junction City, KS
Human Relations/Personnel Technician

Performed administrative duties related to Human Relations and Personnel, including assisting the Junction City Human Relations Board as Secretary; handling complaints of
discrimination, recruitment, training, classification, and employee benefits. Developed the City's first Human Relations Department. Updated the City's recruitment and accident
reporting processes.

1993 -1994 United States Army, Ft. Lewis, WA
Senior Operations Officer

Coordinated all resources for over 1,000 military employees for training and real world commitments. Developed and administered first EEO program for brigade.

1989 -1993 United States Army, Ft. Riley, KS
EEO Consultant

Advised top management and major commands on Equal Employment Opportunity in the United States Army, trained commands, staff and organizations quarterly on Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management. Instituted the installation's first Affirmative Action Panel for the installation. Developed policies to assist managers in setting up divisional programs.

Education

1998 Upper Iowa University, Ft. Riley, KS
BS - Business
Graduated "Cum Laude”, GPA 3.80

1991 Central Texas College, Killeen, TX
AA- General Studies
Graduated - GPA 3.90
1989 Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI)

This institution trained employees to become consultants in the areas of Equal Employment Opportunity. This was a 16-week course for military and civilian Department of Army Personnel. The location of the training was Patrick Air Force Base, Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Professional membership and Civic Organizations

First Vice-President Kansas Human Relations Association (2002)
Society for Human Resources Management (Current national member)
Regional Executive Council on Civil Rights (RECCR) (2002)
Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) (2002)
International Personnel Management Association (2002)
Crossroads of Leadership graduate (2000)
Junction City Chamber of Commerce Board Member (2002)
Board of Directors, Junction City Boys and Girls Club (2002)
Flint Hills Regional Leadership graduate and Board of Directors (2002)
Executive Director, Junction City Human Relations Commission (1994-2002).
Leadership Lafayette graduate (2003)
Oxford Lafayette County United Way Board Member (2003-2011)

Awards received

Member of the Year Kansas Human Relations Association (2001).

Numerous military service awards and ribbons including the Army Commendation Medal 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster and the Meritorious Service Medal.

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