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Vice President or Labor Counsel

Vice President or Labor Counsel

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Vice President, Labor Counsel with 15 years experience looking for a Executive position.
Vice President, Labor Counsel with 15 years experience looking for a Executive position.

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ERNEST F. HART 41-65 Westmoreland Street o Little Neck, New York 11363 718-224-7793 o [1]eh52c9d6@westpost.net CHIEF Human Resources OFFICER Exceptionally accomplished, poised, and visionary SeniorAdministrative and Policy professional with over 20 years of diverseexperience leveraging finely honed communication skills to buildstrong executive relationships, bring opposing views to consensus, andnegotiate favorable outcomes in complex situations. A seasoned leaderand confident decision-maker able to motivate large teams to displayoptimum teamwork and creativity to achieve organizational objectives.Adept at directing multi-level operations. Possesses broad insightsacross numerous disciplines including business administration, humanresources, law, labor negotiating, policymaking, and teaching. Able tosuccessfully advance diverse agendas of 2 city administrationsincluding the initiatives of New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg.Optimised resources and engineered significant deficit reductions. Labor Negotiations o Consensus Building o Policy Development oStrategy Development Human Resources o Collective Bargaining o Executive LevelRelationships o Administration Operational Management o Team Leadership & Motivation o Budgeting oProcess Assessment Financial Management o Deficit Reductions o Regulatory Compliance oWorkflow Processes Employment/Labor Laws o Civil Service Law o Department Restructuring PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), New York o 2004-Present Associate Vice Dean Formulate and implement the Institution's strategic and policydirection for public sector affiliate. Negotiate affiliation andcollective bargaining agreements with the University's public sectoraffiliate and its unions. Duties and achievements included: Associate Dean/Chief Operating Officer, the Affiliation at HarlemHospital Responsible for supervision of an $80M academic and clinical serviceoperation overseeing strategic planning, process assessment andredesign, operational performance management, and financial oversightincluding revenue enhancements, expense reductions, and the FacultyPractice Plan. Additional management responsibilities included humanresources, grants, School of Radiologic Technology, IT, planning, andregulatory compliance. 
Chief Administrative Officer Assumed interim transitional role for the University's affiliationwith the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation at HarlemHospital tasked with turning around a $14M annual deficit. Initiateddeficit reductions by successfully restructuring the Affiliation'sbusiness processes despite having to operate within a complexrelationship between the University and Harlem Hospital. Interfacedclosely with hospital administrators, medical directors of service andfaculty, financial consultants, and the University's chief financialofficer to bring about urgent operational reforms. Utilized finelyhoned communications skills to improve misperceptions regarding theUniversity's role in the Harlem community. Continued ERNEST F. HART - Page 2 - [2]eh52c9d6@westpost.net Associate Vice Dean Continued Assistant Vice President for Employee and Labor Relations Developed appropriate strategies and conducted successful negotiationsfor 15 University collective bargaining agreements with 10 unionsensuring correct interpretation and implementation. Represented theUniversity at numerous labor proceedings including the National LaborRelations Board. Ensured strong support for the University'scommitment to employee satisfaction and quality of work life bychampioning and directing the development and implementation ofinnovative programs. Anticipated expiration of collective bargainingagreements and realigned the University's priorities towards contractsthat rewarded superior work, promoted the development of opportunitiesfor advancement, and afforded the University more flexibility forgrowth. * Increased efficiency and decreased financial risk by orchestratinga complete overhaul of the Affiliated Harlem Hospital'smanagement.* Championed and successfully negotiated contracts based on meritpay rather than mere equity. Office of the Mayor, City of New York o 2002-2004 Chief of Staff to Deputy Mayor for Policy/Special Counsel Supervised all activities of staff responsible for development,coordination, and implementation of diverse policies and initiativesincluding reorganization of school operations, public and privatepartnerships, parent and community engagement models, and health andcommunity development. Assisted in the creation of an accountabilitysystem targeting resources to underperforming local school districts.Developed and nurtured positive relationships with funders to supportthe Mayor's non-budgeted initiatives including the Harlem Boy's Choirand the Out of School Time program. Advanced the Mayor's agenda byinterfacing regularly with executive and legislative branches ofgovernment at federal, state and local levels in addition tofoundations, community-based organizations and professionalassociations. Assumed role of Equal Employment Opportunity Officer forover 500 administration staff. 
* Played a key role in the debate and development of a BloombergAdministration policy that changed the governance structure of NewYork City Public Schools. * Appointed to Board of Directors for the Queens Theatre in thePark. New York Law School, New York o 1990-2003 Adjunct Professor of Law Conducted a course in labor law and legal writing, tracked studentprogress, and provided insightful advice and mentoring. Served on theAdvisory Board of the Law of the Workplace Program. City of Yonkers, New York o 1998-2002 Commissioner of Human Resources/Administration Oversaw human resources function for 2,000 employees. Manageddepartmental budget, health and safety, risk management, workers'compensation, and EEO functions. Provided strategic and operationalplanning advice to the Mayor. Directed reorganization of municipalgovernment operations and assigned senior personnel to manage andimplement organizational changes and improvements. Deliveredsignificant operational enhancements including the development ofefficient workflow processes, improved responsiveness to constituents,and initiated new technology and equipment upgrades. Addressedemployment and labor law issues, spearheaded collective bargainingnegotiations, and built strong relationships with key members of the 7unions representing city employees. Continued ERNEST F. HART - Page 3 - [3]eh52c9d6@westpost.net Commissioner of Human Resources/Administration Continued * Played an influential role in the development of priorities forthe City's $500M budget.* Revised and streamlined the City's human resources practicesfollowing a self-initiated review of payroll administration,appointment and promotional exams, worker pay scales, purchasingrules, as well as options for health benefit plans.* Devised a program to identify strengths and weaknesses in theCity's business and operational practices and leveraged theresults to reshape numerous departments, reallocate space andresources, and modernize obsolete technology. New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services, New Yorko 1996-1998 General Counsel Assumed newly created position following merger between New YorkCity's Department of Personnel and the Department of General Services.Retained same personnel management responsibilities as in previousposition including General Counsel overseeing 25 attorneys andresponsibility for legal matters pertaining to acquisition,disposition, and maintenance of commercial/non-residential real estate

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