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Paisley Bryant
HR professional with a passion for building collaborative relationships and coaching executive management to have a positive impact on their results, and the organization as a whole. Proven success in partnering with business leaders to optimize organizational effectiveness in both union and non-union environments.
Director of Human Resources Aug 2014Present State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration Denver, CO
  • Serve as the HR Director for the Executive Director's Office of the State agency that oversees the Office of the State Controller, the Office of Administrative Courts, the Division of Central Services, Statewide Programs, and the Division of Human Resources
  • Supervise the HR team that supports DPA in the areas of day-to-day human resource operations
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to staff and facilitate effective collaboration among units
  • Lead project to evaluate and update all state human resource policies
  • Administer performance management plans and serve as a consultant with administrators on strategies and action plans to increase individual employee performance effectiveness
  • Created and launched the agencies first leadership academy; a one year intensive program that provides education, mentorship, and training to emerging leaders
  • Conducted two culture and climate surveys in divisions that were struggling with reduced productivity and low morale, which led to a successful re-organization of positions and duties
  • Analyze statistical data and reports to identify and determine causes of personnel problems and develop recommendations for improvement of organization's personnel policies and practices.
Human Resources Manager Jun 2009Aug 2014 Denver Public Schools Denver, CO
  • Served as the primary HR business partner for school leaders within a network of 13 secondary schools, in one of the nation's most progressive urban school districts.
  • Responsible for solving employee and labor relations issues for a network of 13 schools, with a combined staff of 600 employees
  • Provided counsel and assistance on a broad range of HR and human capital management issues, including employee staffing and retention, performance management, conflict resolution, and staff training and development
  • Conducted investigations of workplace, Title IX and harassment claims and make recommendations to administrators based on outcome
  • Worked closely with the teachers, paraprofessionals, and educational office staff unions
  • Utilized available data and engagement surveys to coach principals and help drive high stake teacher renewal decisions
  •  Served as the human resource expert on FMLA, ADA, unemployment claims, and employment law matters.
Compliance Officer Jun 2006Jun 2008 Assurity Financial Services Englewood, CO
  • Executive responsible for creating and managing the regulatory compliance division of a mortgage lender, which originated and funded conventional, VA and FHA loan 
  • Created and implemented compliance policies and procedures
  • Hired, trained and managed compliance division staff
  • Oversaw state, federal and agency audits with a 100% success/pass rate.
  • Filed appropriate compliance reports with regulatory agencies.
  • Served as a confidential point of contact for employees to communicate with management, seek clarification on issues or dilemmas, or report irregularities.
  • Consulted with corporate attorneys as necessary to address difficult legal compliance issues.
Intern / School Counselor Jan 2005May 2007 Emily Griffith High School Denver, CO
  • Counseled students on academic, career and personal matters.
Quality Control Manager Nov 2001Jun 2006 National Lender Services Denver, CO
  • Managed the quality control division for a company that provided a third party post-closing audit program for lenders.
  • Audited large volume of closed loans including FHA, VA, FNMA,FHLMC and Private Investor Products.
  • Hired and managed staff of 11-14 employees.
  • Managed HR matters for the division.
Closer/Funder Aug 1999Oct 2001 First Franklin Financial Denver, CO
  • Prepared closing documents, verified settlement statements, funded loans, and performed post-closing audits.
Master of Science : Organization Leadership, HR Management REGIS UNVERSITY Denver, Co
Master of Arts : Educational Counseling UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX Denver, CO
Bachelor of Arts : Social Sciences COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY Fort Collins, CO
Community Service

Alumni Advisory Board Member, First Descents, 2012- Present

Board Member, re-org, 2010-Present

Volunteer and Foster, Big Dogs Huge Paws, 2007-Present

Board Member and Foster, Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue, 2006-2007

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