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Thursday, May 31, 2012
Another new executive joins McFührer, who knows what this guy will be up too...
Labor Relations and Human Resources Division welcomes Barry Chapman,
who starts today as HR Business Partner supporting Operations and
Safety. Barry has an extensive background in Human Resources leadership
roles and a particularly strong knowledge of transportation operations.
As we restructure Human Resources, Barry also will supervise our dedicated recruiter for Operations, Carol Crossen.
The HR Business Partner position is a new one to TriMet, but is the
predominant model used in large organizations throughout the country.
Typically, the HR Business partner offices in one of the business areas
they support. HR Business partners are distinguished by their subject
matter expertise in a broad number of HR disciplines, such as
organizational development, training, change management, talent
acquisition, organizational design, employee relations, compensation
practices, compliance, and workplace investigations. Think of them as
hands-on HR Directors with few or no direct reports. The HR Business
Partners bring their broad skill set to bear to help the areas they
support achieve their business goals; they also use their knowledge of
the areas they support to influence the organization-wide HR policies
and services to make them more relevant and user friendly to the
In addition to Barry, Angela Burns-Brown is
transitioning from Recruiting Manager to a HR Business Partner position;
she will support Public Affairs, Legal, and the General Manager’s
Office. On June 18, Stacy Chrest will join TriMet as a HR Business
Partner to support Capital Projects and Finance & Administration.
Stacy spent more than a decade as a HR Business Partner with Mercer, a
large compensation and benefits consulting organizations, which TriMet
Along with implementing the HR Business Partner concept,
we are reorganizing our recruiting function. Adam Robbins will focus
his recruiting efforts on candidate sourcing for all TriMet’s open
positions. Jean Brown will recruit across the organization for
non-exempt (hourly) positions and lower-level exempt positions. The HR
Business Partners will recruit for management-level positions. And, as
mentioned, Carol Crossen will recruit for the entry-level operations
positions with support from others, as needed.
An new organizational chart for Labor Relations & Human Resources will be circulated shortly.
Please join me in welcoming Barry, whose office space is across from Angela Burns-Brown