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Resume for Kathleen Boutot

    Kathleen M. Boutot

59 Ponemah Hill Road, Bldg. 1-204

Milford, NH 03055

Cell: (603)204-3879

 

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION ANALYST

Dedicated and detailed-oriented professional with background in benefits management and compensation initiatives, providing cost effective programs designed to attract and retain top talent. Exceptional ability to organize, set priorities and complete multiple projects within established deadlines. Collaborative partner with strong analytic skills and effective communication in establishing successful partnerships with all levels of organization.

 

Demonstrated Competencies

 

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Successfully converted performance management program to competencies and goals-based automated system; introduced systems and pay-for-performance philosophy to executive management. Created employee/management training and communication plans for implementation at local site. Program subsequently adopted by corporate U.S. operations.

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Established new employee benefit programs, including welfare and defined benefit/contribution plans, as a result of company buy-out. Exercised significant role in development of new plans; requiring close collaboration with coverage providers and corporate legal counsel, including design of plans and documents.  Successfully implemented all plans, including all plan documents in compliance with governing laws and regulations, within the first year.

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Converted from managed-care to consumer-driven health plan philosophy as a result of corporate-wide initiative for site. Introduced new plans to employees and management through instructive presentations, and development of educational material, including data supporting necessity for conversion to consumer-driven philosophy.

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Led site in conversion from activities-based to outcomes-based wellness philosophy, creating program informational material and employee communication plan (used corporate-wide), resulting in improved employee satisfaction with program requirements.

 

Professional Experience

 

Elbit Systems of America, Merrimack, NH                                                                                                                                          2005 - 2015

Owned by Elbit Systems Ltd., international leading provider of high-performance products and system solutions with operations in New Hampshire, Alabama, Florida, Texas and Virginia.

Senior Benefits and Compensation Analyst

Provided analytic and administrative function to develop, implement, manage and administer benefits and compensation programs and policies. Responsible for corporate performance management program, including system configuration, maintenance, employee/management training.

 

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Designed, evaluated and modified benefits programs/policies to ensure current, compliant and competitive.

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Performed feasibility studies, analysis, and surveys ensuring programs aligned with market trends.

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Researched, interpreted and ensured compliance with federal and state regulations including HIPAA, COBRA, ACA and FMLA. Managed New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation program.

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Administered benefit plans including medical/wellness program, dental, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, section 125 plan, short and long-term disability insurance, defined contribution and defined benefit plans. Managed corporate executive 409a plan for all locations.

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Coordinated company-wide employee meetings, open enrollments, annual biometric screenings, flu shot clinics.  Provided guidance/advice to other locations’ Human Resources staff.

Professional Experience (continued)

 

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Managed actuaries, vendors and legal counsel for Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan Form 5500's and nondiscrimination testing for welfare, defined benefit and defined contribution plans.  Point of contact for defined benefit/contribution plan nondiscrimination and accounting audits.

 

Kollsman, Inc., Merrimack, NH                                                                                                                                                                           1985 - 2005

Leading manufacturer of avionics, electro-optic systems for commercial, military markets and medical instruments systems contractor.                 

                                                                                                           

Benefits and Compensation Analyst, 2005

Promoted into position, performing professional level analytic and administrative functions to develop, implement, manage/administer company benefits and compensation programs and policies.                                                                   

Benefits and Compensation Administrator, 1994 - 2005

Promoted into position to provide benefits service and assistance in interpreting benefits and compensation guidelines and policies. Administer benefit programs in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

 

Senior Personnel Assistant, 1985 - 1994

Personnel Assistant - Benefits

Responsible for organizing and processing benefits information and providing benefits service to employees.

 

 

Education & Professional Development

 

Lockton Dunning: Health Reform and Compliance, HIPAA, FMLA, COBRA, ACA Reporting

Ceridian: ACA, COBRA, Employee/Manager Self-Service, Benefits Open Enrollment

SAP SuccessFactors: Human Capital Management, Performance Management, Business Intelligence, Reporting, Analysis and Design, Succession Planning

Institute for Personal Development: Benefits & the Law

Lorman: Workers Compensation Law Seminars/Workshops

New Hampshire Department of Labor: Labor Laws Seminars

Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green: Annual Employment Law Update Seminars

Uhas Computer Training, LLC: Basic/Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel

New Horizons: Basic/Advanced Microsoft Excel

 

Graduate, Mascenic Regional High School, New Ipswich, NH

 

Human Resource Affiliations/Memberships

 

Human Resources Association of Greater Concord

Greater Nashua Human Resources Association

New Hampshire Employee Benefits Council

Manchester Area Human Resources Association

Southern New Hampshire Survey Group

New England Employee Benefits Council

Society for Human Resource Management

 

Computer Skills

Ceridian Human Resources Information System

Success Factors Performance Management System

 

Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel