Profile of Vaughn McDonald

Vaughn McDonald Head - Employee Relations
25 years experience 0 projects worked Jamaica
$25,000.00 /hr $0 earned
Industrial Relations

Accredited

Director (PAD)

“LEADING PEOPLE IN A DYNAMIC WAY”

Kingston, Kingston

+18769198966

vaughnp2@yahoo.com

March 1, 2019 – Current

2014 – February 28, 2019

2009 – 2014

1997 – 2000

1995 – 1997

Work experience

Head of Department (HOD) – Employee Relations

Responsibility spans:

– Industrial Relations

– Health & Wellness

– Pension & Benefits

– Compensation

Head – Employee Relations This position is responsible for: Industrial Relations Functions include

but not limited to: Providing guidance to the Management of the Company on IR matters,

developing mechanisms to maintain a harmonious relationship with all four(4) unions, giving

instructions to attornies on IDT matters, representing and leading on hundreds of hours at the

MOL on JPS labour relations issues, managing all grievances and in an amicable way, negotiating

wage contracts, acts as advisor on all enquiry/disciplinary matters, negotiates collective labour

agreements, conflict management and updating of policies and procedures Pension Management

Uniform Acquisition Employee Assistance Programme Education Loan for Employees’

Children(ELEC) Scholarship Programme for Employees’ Children(SPEC) Health and Wellness

Management Compensation Job Injury Management Employee Communication Canteen

Management Policy Development

Manager, Employee Relations

Manager, Employee Relations This position is responsible for: Industrial Relations Functions

include but not limited to: Providing guidance to the Management of the Company on IR matters,

developing mechanisms to maintain a harmonious relationship with all four(4) unions, giving

instructions to attornies on IDT matters, representing and leading on hundreds of hours at the

MOL on JPS labour relations issues, managing all grievances and in an amicable way, negotiating

wage contracts, acts as advisor on all enquiry/disciplinary matters, negotiates collective labour

agreements, conflict management and updating of policies and procedures Pension Management

Uniform Acquisition Employee Assistance Programme Education Loan for Employees’

Children(ELEC) Scholarship Programme for Employees’ Children(SPEC) Health and Wellness

Management Compensation Job Injury Management Employee Communication Canteen

Management Policy Development

Human Resource Officer-Industrial Relations

Human Resource Officer-Industrial Relations This position is responsible for supporting the

Industrial Relations functions: Ensuring harmonious working relations Provides guidance and

interpretation of the HR Policies & Procedures Manual In negotiating Union Contracts Settling

grievances and disciplinary matters Responsible for maintaining the necessary quality control in

relation to conducting audits of employee leave information and providing timely information to

relevant personnel Guide and conduct enquiries towards speedy and amicable resolutions

Investigates, justifies and makes adjustments for employee leave accrual balances in a timely

manner with a view of reducing overall leave liability to the Company Assists with Job evaluation

sessions from time to time Represent JPS at the Ministry of Labour (MOL) on industrial related

matters Represent JPS at the Industrial Disputes Tribunal(IDT) regarding dismissal cases and

other employee related matters

General Clerk

General Clerk-, Kingston

Temporary Employee

Temporary Employee- , Kingston, Summer Trainee- , Unknown or unspecified, Jul 1993-Oct 1994

Chairman – Corporate Governance & HR

Jamaica Public Service

Company Ltd. (JPS)

Jamaica Public Service

Company Limited, Jamaica

Jamaica Public Service

Company Limited

Jamaica Public Service

Company Limited

Jamaica Public Service

Company Limited

December 8, 2018 –

November 2020

October 1, 2019 – August 2020

November 12, 2018 –

November 11, 2020

2016 – 2017

2015 – Current

2016 – Current

2006 – 2009

2014 – 2016

2014 – 2016

2014 – Current

2013 – 2014

– Ensure principles fo good governance is implemented and in keeping with the public bodies

management and accountability act

– Risk Management

– Monitor compliance with applicable laws

– Ensure leadership oversight within a framework of prudent controls

– Human Resource Management

Chairman – Procurement Committee

– Review procurement process; including rendering, evaluation, contract award and reporting

mechanisms for monitoring compliance with relevant laws and regulations

– Ensure compliance with standard reporting obligations in keeping with public procurement act

2015 and public procurement regulations 2018

Board Director

Director-Sugar

Director- Jamaica Holdings(SCJHOLDING), Government Appointed HR Committee, as Sub-Group

to the Board to provide HR Expertise on all HR related and Industrial Relations Matters

Chairman-Health & Wellness

Providing oversight of health utilization using metrics and implementing various

strategies/initiatives to reducing health utiilzation. In implementing these strategies utilization

has move from a high of over 120% to a low of 94%

Co-Opted Director

Co-opted Director-eGov. Jamaica(Formerly Fiscal Services Ja.), Government Appointed HR

Committee, as Sub-Group to the Board to provide HR Expertise on all HR related and Industrial

Relations Matters

Member-Working Committee of the Labour Advisory Council-LAC(Government of Jamaica-GOJ)

Chairman – Job Evaluation Anomalies Committee

Providing technical support for a $4.3B exercise by indentifying and addressing anomalies in

salaries

Secretary-Board of Directors

Providing oversight for the Credit Union Administrative functions, liaising its th BOJ, Department

of Co-operatives and Friendly society as well as guiding the merger process between Kirkvine and

Ewarton CreditUnions

Chairman

Alternate Delegate- Credit Union(representing the Credit Union at Decision making Special

Meetings & Conferences

Member-Merger Oversight Committee and HR Working Group, JPS & Partners Co-operative Credit

Union (to now include Kirkvine & Ewarton Works Credit Union)-August & September 2013

JPS Pension Trustee

Providing oversight of members pension investments and make prudent and sound decisions on

the various investment instruments with the guidance of the Fund Managers

Director-Board of Directors

Director-Board of Directors, Credit Union-May, May 2013 Member

Spectrum Management

Authority

Spectrum Management

Authrotity (SMA)

Spectrum Management

Authority

Sugar Company

Health & Wellness

Committee, JPS

eGov Jamaica Ltd.

JPS Job Evaluation

Anomalies Committee

JPS & Partners Cooperative

JPS & Partners Cooperative

Credit Union

JPS Superannuation Fund

with over$30B in JMD

Assets

JPS & Partners Cooperative

Jamaica Public

Service Company Limited,

Jamaica JPS & Partners

Co-operative

2005 – 2008

2002 – 2004

1999 – 2002

1994 – 1996

1988 – 1993

Education

MASTERS

BACHELORS

Diploma

University of Liecester

University of the

Commonwealth

University of the

Commonwealth

Excelsior Community

College

Kingston College

Excellent analytical Conciliatory and Mediation Sound knowledge

of Jamaica’s Labour Laws Interpersonal and people management

Technical knowledge and expertise Customer orientation Result

orientation Initiative and Ingenuity Excellent communication

Interpersonal and problem solving Strong leadership Project

Management Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of applications

Strong knowledge of Oracle Human Resource Management

System Strong knowledge of PeopleSoft Human Resource

Management System

Achievements

• Signing of an agreement with JPS major union partners on eliminating a benefit with a liability of

approximately $1.2 Billion JMD IN June & July 2019

Lead JPS Wage Negotiating Team in 2015 leading to historical signing of a three (3) year contract

in two (2) sittings.the This have never been accomplished in the history of Company, thereby

concluding to the rates approved by Finance

• Implementation of an Employee Assistance Policy

• Implementation of a Canteen Management Policy

• Implementation of a Communication Protocol

• Signing of a Terms and Conditions of Employment for New Employees for the Union of Clerical

and Administrative Employees (UCASE) and the Management Bargaining Unit (MBU)

• Implementation/Roll out of the National Health Fund (NHF) applications which have resulted in

approximately forty (40) applicants

• Successfully hosted the Quarterly meetings with the Unions

• Training of Job Evaluation Committee to value jobs internally

• Implementation of Vacation & Sick Leave buy-back programme in 2014 – 2015 resulting in saving

to the Company in excess of one hundred ($100M) million dollars

• Back to school Vacation & Sick Leave buy-back programme in September 2015 resulting in

saving to the Company in excess of eleven ($11M) million dollars

• Successfully implemented an initiative to raise funds for a fellow employee diagnosed with brain

hemorrhage. The amounts were given in cash by the employees and matched by the Company.

This has resulted in raising $1.75M

• Successfully negotiated single digit increase in annual health insurance program, lower that

what has been experienced in recent years by the Company, while improving benefits up to 45%

• IDT Ruling favourable to the Company. The panel ruled unanimously that the dismissal was

justifiable

• Signing of several partnership agreements with the Union

• Successfully hosted three (3) Pension meetings in the Regions

• Partnership with several partners such as Scotiabank, NCB, Proven Services, Jamaica

Automobile Association, CPJ, Digicel, etc.

• Successfully hosted two (2) Relay for Life Runs, PUMA Fortis 5k and SIGMA Corporate Run

• Implementation of a Health & Wellness Management Policy

• Monitored and communicated with the FSC on the successful implementation of an increase to

Pensioners (1 2/3 to 1 1/10) arising from a recommendation of the Pension Trustees

• Implementation of a Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for contract employees

• Conducted training for People Who Lead People (PWLP) for approximately 277 people leaders

(2,344 hours) in JPS in:

 Creating high performance employees

 Building Trust

 Poor Performance vs. Non Performance

 Conflict Management

 Employee Discipline

 Employee Grievance Procedures

• Successfully led JPS wage negotiations in three (3) sittings and less than one month. First

innthebhistory of JPS to Ever conclude wage negotiations in such a short time and in an amicable

manner

• Successfully guided the process of Meter Reading outsourcing which was a key initiative of the

Company

• Successfully negotiated the signing of new terms and conditions of employment with All Unions

(Feb. 2013 – NWU & NWU/BITU, April 2014 – MBU & July 2014 – UCASE)

May 2020

February 8, 2019 –

February 9, 2019

December 2017 – February 2019

November 21, 2017 –

January 31, 2018

December 2015 – April 2016

Other Achievements

Certificate of Participation

Capacity Building in Public Procurement: High-Level Sensitization

Professionally Accredited Director (PAD)

Professionally Accredited Director (PAD)

Certificate of Achievement – iLEAD PROGRAMME

JPS Leadership Excellence and Development

Results-Based Leadership

JPS iLead Workshop

The BulletProof Manager Leadership Program

Centre of Leadership Development Jamaica Ltd.

The International

Procurement Institute

(INPRI) Jamaica

GovStrat Limited

Jamaica Public Service

Company Ltd. (JPS)

Mona School of Business

(MSB)

CRESTCOM

Achievements

Performance Management Bootcamp: Henry Reid (Faciliitator), February 19, 2015

Bullet Proof Managers: Crestom Trainers Leadership International, April 14, 2015 – April 30, 2016 –

(1 Year Course) Renown Centre for Leadership Management Centre operating in sixty-six (66)

International Countries

Business Continuity Planning & Business Impact Analysis: Bruce Scott (PriceWaterHouse

Coopers), May 5, 2015

Media Presentation Skills: Fay Ellington (Media Consultant), May 8, 2015

Strategic Alignment: Performance Alignment, Strategic Alignment Process & Organisational

Strategic Alignment, July 23, 2015, Management Institute for National Development (MIND)

Enterprise Risk Management: Bruce Scott (PriceWaterHouse Coopers), September 21-22, 2015

Harvard Leadership Training: (Harvard Business School), September 23, 2015

DNA & Committal Act, October 10, 2015, St. Andrew Justice of the Peace & Lay Magistrates

Association of Jamaica (SAJPLA), presented by Peter Champagnie, (President), under the auspices

of the Custos Rotelorum of St. Andrew

Business Continuity Plan: Bruce Scott (PriceWaterHouse Coopers), October 27, 2015

Job Design and Specification: Maria Pettigrew & Jossett Francis (PriceWaterHouse Coopers),

February 4, 2016

Job Evaluation: Henry Williams (Focal Point Consulting), February 26 – 27, 2016

Change Management: Giovanni Malcolm – Internal Trainer (PROSCI), August 2, 2016

8th Employee Wellness & Benefits Conference: Multi-presenters to include Arianna Huffinton, CEO,

Huffington Post – Washington DC, September 25-28, 2016

Negotiation and Leadership certification from Harvard Business – Prof. RobertC. Bordone,

Thaddeus R. Neal, Bruce M. Patton, Francesca Gino, Michael Wheeler, Lawrence E. Susskind and

Guhan Subramanain a presentation between (HBS & MIT) – May 15 – 17, 2017

Negotiating the impossible certification from Harvard Business – Prof. Deepak Malhotra – and

presentation between HBS & MIT) – May 18, 2017

Occupational Health & Safety Seminar: Occupational Safety & Health 2017 Act (Corporate Clinic),

September 14, 2017

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