Ms. Cochran is a human resources consultant with over 25 years of public sector human resources and labor relations experience. She works with our public sector clients on a variety of human resources issues including:
- labor and employee relations
- labor contract negotiations
- integrated disability management (FMLA/CFRA/PDL/ADA/FEHA)
- strategic planning
- employee performance management
- human resource policies and procedures
- recruitment and selection
- classification and compensation.
Ms. Cochran previously held numerous human resources positions in her career including serving as both the Director and Assistant Director of Human Resources for Solano County and as a Human Resources Manager and IT Manager for the County of Sacramento. She also served as the Human Resources Administrator for the Sacramento Transportation Authority and as a Management Assistant for the City of Vacaville.
Ms. Cochran’s human resource and labor relations experience is extensive. She oversaw all aspects of labor and employee relations including collective bargaining, mediation, arbitration, PERB hearings, EEOC claims, labor contract interpretations, settlement agreements, and employee disciplinary matters. She also provided advice to operating departments related to the Civil Rights Act, EEOC/DFEH claims, ADA and FEHA, workers compensation, recruiting standards, staffing, and employee issues. Ms. Cochran spent many years conducting and overseeing internal investigations of workplace misconduct and EEO complaints. She has also served as a project manager implementing HRIS, payroll, and applicant tracking systems.
Ms. Cochran has an extensive background working with large public works projects and public utilities serving such customers as the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Sacramento Water Agency and the Solid Waste Authority. She has wide-ranging collective bargaining experience with a broad variety of unions in this environment.
Prior to entering the human resources field, Ms. Cochran was an engineer where her experience included designing, inspecting, and administering public works construction projects. She has built sewer, water, and drainage lines, roads, transit systems and budgets in addition to negotiating multiple labor agreements, settlement agreements, and most importantly over the years, building relationships with both management and labor
California State University BA