ERNEST F. HART 41-65 Westmoreland Street o Little Neck, New York 11363 718-224-7793 o eh52c9d6@westpost.
net CHIEF Human Resources OFFICER Exceptionally accomplished, poised, and visionary Senior Administrative and Policy professional with over 20 years of diverse experience leveraging finely honed communication skills to build strong executive relationships, bring opposing views to consensus, and negotiate favorable outcomes in complex situations. A seasoned leader and confident decision-maker able to motivate large teams to display optimum teamwork and creativity to achieve organizational objectives. Adept at directing multi-level operations. Possesses broad insights across numerous disciplines including business administration, human resources, law, labor negotiating, policymaking, and teaching. Able to successfully advance diverse agendas of 2 city administrations including the initiatives of New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg. Optimised resources and engineered significant deficit reductions. Labor Negotiations o Consensus Building o Policy Development o Strategy Development Human Resources o Collective Bargaining o Executive Level Relationships o Administration Operational Management o Team Leadership & Motivation o Budgeting o Process Assessment Financial Management o Deficit Reductions o Regulatory Compliance o Workflow 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 policy direction for public sector affiliate. Negotiate affiliation and collective bargaining agreements with the University's public sector affiliate and its unions. Duties and achievements included: Associate Dean/Chief Operating Officer, the Affiliation at Harlem Hospital Responsible for supervision of an $80M academic and clinical service operation overseeing strategic planning, process assessment and redesign, operational performance management, and financial oversight including revenue enhancements, expense reductions, and the Faculty Practice Plan. Additional management responsibilities included human resources, grants, School of Radiologic Technology, IT, planning, and regulatory compliance.
Chief Administrative Officer Assumed interim transitional role for the University's affiliation with the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation at Harlem Hospital tasked with turning around a $14M annual deficit. Initiated deficit reductions by successfully restructuring the Affiliation's business processes despite having to operate within a complex relationship between the University and Harlem Hospital. Interfaced closely with hospital administrators, medical directors of service and faculty, financial consultants, and the University's chief financial officer to bring about urgent operational reforms. Utilized finely honed communications skills to improve misperceptions regarding the University's role in the Harlem community. Continued ERNEST F. HART - Page 2 - email@example.com Associate Vice Dean Continued Assistant Vice President for Employee and Labor Relations Developed appropriate strategies and conducted successful negotiations for 15 University collective bargaining agreements with 10 unions ensuring correct interpretation and implementation. Represented the University at numerous labor proceedings including the National Labor Relations Board. Ensured strong support for the University's commitment to employee satisfaction and quality of work life by championing and directing the development and implementation of innovative programs. Anticipated expiration of collective bargaining agreements and realigned the University's priorities towards contracts that rewarded superior work, promoted the development of opportunities for advancement, and afforded the University more flexibility for growth. * Increased efficiency and decreased financial risk by orchestrating a complete overhaul of the Affiliated Harlem Hospital's management. * Championed and successfully negotiated contracts based on merit pay 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 initiatives including reorganization of school operations, public and private partnerships, parent and community engagement models, and health and community development. Assisted in the creation of an accountability system targeting resources to underperforming local school districts. Developed and nurtured positive relationships with funders to support the Mayor's non-budgeted initiatives including the Harlem Boy's Choir and the Out of School Time program. Advanced the Mayor's agenda by interfacing regularly with executive and legislative branches of government at federal, state and local levels in addition to foundations, community-based organizations and professional associations. Assumed role of Equal Employment Opportunity Officer for over 500 administration staff.
* Played a key role in the debate and development of a Bloomberg Administration policy that changed the governance structure of New York City Public Schools. * Appointed to Board of Directors for the Queens Theatre in the Park. New York Law School, New York o 1990-2003 Adjunct Professor of Law Conducted a course in labor law and legal writing, tracked student progress, and provided insightful advice and mentoring. Served on the Advisory 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. Managed departmental budget, health and safety, risk management, workers' compensation, and EEO functions. Provided strategic and operational planning advice to the Mayor. Directed reorganization of municipal government operations and assigned senior personnel to manage and implement organizational changes and improvements. Delivered significant operational enhancements including the development of efficient workflow processes, improved responsiveness to constituents, and initiated new technology and equipment upgrades. Addressed employment and labor law issues, spearheaded collective bargaining negotiations, and built strong relationships with key members of the 7 unions representing city employees. Continued ERNEST F. HART - Page 3 - firstname.lastname@example.org Commissioner of Human Resources/Administration Continued * Played an influential role in the development of priorities for the City's $500M budget. * Revised and streamlined the City's human resources practices following a self-initiated review of payroll administration, appointment and promotional exams, worker pay scales, purchasing rules, as well as options for health benefit plans. * Devised a program to identify strengths and weaknesses in the City's business and operational practices and leveraged the results to reshape numerous departments, reallocate space and resources, and modernize obsolete technology. New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services, New York o 1996-1998 General Counsel Assumed newly created position following merger between New York City's Department of Personnel and the Department of General Services. Retained same personnel management responsibilities as in previous position including General Counsel overseeing 25 attorneys and responsibility for legal matters pertaining to acquisition, disposition, and maintenance of commercial/non-residential real estate
and contracting for goods and services for New York City government. New York City Department of Personnel, New York o 1994-1996 Deputy City Personnel Director and General Counsel Steered development and implementation of personnel and employment policies for City workforce of over 200,000 members. Advised and rendered opinions to senior government officials on litigation matters including employment/labor law, personnel issues, ethics, and civil service law. Directed defense of employment litigation before administrative bodies. Managed Citywide Office of Occupational Safety and Health issues. Served as Corporate Secretary to the Institute of Public Service. Represented City's interests to state agencies and the New York City Council. Career Note: Previous Experience Includes: Director of Litigation, New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), Albany, NY, 1991-1994 o Assistant Commissioner for Employment and Disciplinary Matters, New York City Department of Sanitation, New York, NY, 1988-1991 o Senior Special Counsel, New York Stock Exchange, New York, NY, 1987-1988 o Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney, New York, NY, 1983-1987 EDUCATION Juris Doctor Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA BA, Social Science Fordham University, New York, NY CURRENT APPOINTMENTS Chair-New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, Member-New York City Charter Revision Commission, Member-Committee on Character and Fitness, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 1^st Department, Member-New York City Board of Collective Bargaining, Trustee-Queens Public Library PAST APPOINTMENTS Chair-Personnel Review Board, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation Chair-New York City Equal Employment Practices Commission AFFILIATIONS New York State Bar Association, Public Employer Labor Relations Association Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association Resume Resume
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