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Megan Raye

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Megan Healy Raye, CEBS, PHR

76 Fletcher Road, Woburn, MA 01801

megan.raye@verizon.net 978-314-6430

http://www.linkedin.com/in/meganraye

SUMMARY ____

Experienced HR Generalist capable of building a solo soup-to-nuts HR Department (including payroll and recruiting) from the ground up, or providing a more focused eye using my expertise in Benefits Management, Compliance, and Leave Administration.

EXPERIENCE __

Next Step Living, Inc., Boston, MA 2010 – Present

Director of Human Resources

Played key role in building NSL from startup of 24 employees to largest Home Performance Contractor in the Mass Save Program with over 460 employees in 2.5 years for which I received a 2012 PIC Achiever Award from the Boston Private Industry Council.

BENEFITS

Ÿ Fall 2012 Implemented rollout of ADP Comprehensive Benefit Services and online Open Enrollment

Ÿ Negotiated with vendors; managed implementations, administration, and annual Open Enrollments with Benefits Fairs

Ÿ Presented benefits updates at employee meetings; provided one-on-one benefits counseling

Ÿ Expanded benefits offerings from health plan only to include: Dental, Life, LTD, FSA, EAP, Pre-tax T-Pass, and 401k

  • Researched, proposed, created, implemented, and administrated NSL's first Retirement Plan
  • Introduced new HMO and PPO plans in 2012 with more benefits and only 1.65% net premium increase

RECRUITING

Ÿ Served as in-house recruiter for entire company

  • Managed hiring process, conducted interviews, performed reference checks, issued verbal offers and written employment agreements
  • Implemented new hiring procedures and online recruitment site, Designed and wrote job descriptions

Ÿ Performed onsite recruitment at job fairs, college campuses, career centers, and industry events

  • Lead Panel Speaker at "Companies That Are Hiring" MA Green Career Fair October 2011 & 2012

COMPENSATION

Ÿ Implemented Kenexa and conducted company-wide salary market comparison

Ÿ Helped create career path salary structure for Customer Service Department

Ÿ Conducted salary surveys when creating new position

COMPLIANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Ÿ Supervised HR Administrator, HR Assistant, and Office Administrator

Ÿ Improved and maintained compliance with all federal and state laws governing employment, payroll, and benefits administration

  • Managed EEOC, WC claims and audits, H1B Visa Application, Fair Share Reporting, Davis Bacon

Ÿ Conducted new employee orientations, back ground checks, and terminations

Ÿ Managed confidential and sensitive employee relations issues, consulted with attorney and brokers as needed

PAYROLL

Ÿ Performed wage and hour audit and transitioned employees to non-exempt as necessary

  • Managed transition from Semi-monthly to new Weekly payroll for affected employees July 2010

Ÿ Processed and then supervised processing for Semi-monthly and Weekly payroll

Ÿ Managed transition from Paychex Payroll to ADP Workforce Now

Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA 2008 – 2010

Human Resources Manager

Created Human Resources Department in established private school for almost 200 employees.

Ÿ BENEFITS: Negotiated with vendors; managed implementations, administration, and open enrollments; Introduced HMO with deductible and employer-funded HRA which reduced premiums by 15%; Revised 403b plan documents and administration to comply with new federal regulations; Presented benefits updates at employee meetings; provided one-on-one benefits counseling

Ÿ ADMINISTRATION: Improved compliance with all federal and state laws governing employment, payroll, and benefits; Conducted new employee orientations and termination processes; Revised and published Employee Handbook; Created new hire, annual increase, and faculty renewal letters; Created and managed annual non-faculty evaluation process; Researched and implemented an implemented school-wide employee ID badge process; Managed confidential and sensitive employee relations issues

Ÿ PAYROLL: Performed wage and hour audit and transitioned employees to non-exempt as necessary; Managed transition from monthly-in-advance to bi-weekly-in-arrears; Processed bi-weekly payroll for 165 employees through ADP; Managed transition from ADP PC/Payroll to Pay eXpert and Online Time and Attendance

Ÿ RECRUITING: Managed hiring process; conducted interviews and reference checks; Lowered recruitment costs by implementing new hiring procedures and online recruitment site; Designed and wrote job descriptions

Unitarian Universalist Association, Boston, MA 2005 – 2008

Benefits Manager

Responsible for benefits management for almost 150 Boston-based employees and 50 nation-wide.

Ÿ Managed employee and retiree benefits: health, life, dental, long-term-disability, workers' compensation insurance, domestic partner benefits, housing allowances, continuing education, employee loans, FSA's and HRA's, EAP, and retirement plans; instituted annual Benefits Fair.

Ÿ Supervised HR Assistant

Ÿ Managed transitions from HMO to self-insured PPO and from payment in advance to payment in arrears

Tufts University,Medford, MA 2004

Summer Study Advisor

Managed Tufts Summer Study Program for high school students

Ÿ Recruitment: school visits, correspondence, and marketing

Ÿ Processed applications, correspondence, billing, and financial aid

Ÿ Designed Orientation: created student handbook and flyers

Ÿ Coordinated 4 College Life & Planning Workshops

COMPUTER SKILLS __

Excellent computer skills, able to learn new programs quickly. Word, Excel, ADP (HRB, Pay eXpert, Reporting, FlexDirect, BeneDirect, Time & Attendance) Paychex, PowerPoint, Outlook, GMAIL, Chrome, Firefox, Explorer.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS __

International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists, Member

Ÿ Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) June 2009

Ÿ Compensation Management Specialist (CMS) June 2009

Ÿ Group Benefits Associate (GBA) December 2007

Society for Human Resources Management, Member

Ÿ Professional in Human Resources (PHR) January 2009, recert 2012

Ÿ Essentials of Human Resources Management January 2007

New England Human Resources Association, Member

EDUCATION __

Tufts University, Medford, MA Coursework Completed for Ph.D. in Drama May 2005

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA M.F.A. in Dramaturgy, 2002

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA B.A. with Honors in Theater Arts, cum laude, 1996

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