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Tracey Mobley Chavous , PHR

Title: Director of Human Resources
Human Resources Manager
Department: USC Lancaster
USC Lancaster
Phone: 803-313-7152
Fax: 803-313-7134
Office: Hubbard Hall 118
Office Hours: M - F 8:30am - 5:00pm
Resources: Mobley Chavous, T. A. (2016, July). Defining Your Success. PHILLIS: The Journal for Research on African American Women, 4(1). Published by the Delta Research and Educational Foundation
Tracey Mobley Chavous, Director of Human Resources

Professional Profile

Stellar record of success in all aspects of management and customer service, including human resources, recruiting, orientation, training/development, and benefits/payroll
Natural motivator with creative ideas to generate revenue, enhance efficiency and productivity
Trained in elements of loss prevention and proven ability to multi-task in team or individual work setting
Experienced educator providing academic support and mentoring to students
Excellent leadership, communication, team-building, and computer skills


Human Resources Manager I (July 2012 – Present)
Human Resources Specialist (August 2004 – July 2012)
University of South Carolina Lancaster, Lancaster, South Carolina

  •  Maintain personnel files and records for all employees (classified, unclassified, student assistants, temporary faculty and staff, and grant funded)
  •  Ensure the confidentiality of personnel files and records
  •  Coordinate search committees, accommodations, for vacant positions
  •  Initiate documents to hire employees
  •  Writes advertisements for vacant positions and arranges publications in local newspapers, journals, and the USC web page.
  •  Initiate maintenance of the campus Human Resources web page.
  •  Inform and advise faculty and staff on various benefits.
  •  Serves as liaison between the Lancaster and Columbia campus concerning areas of human resources including benefits, payroll, employee relations, hiring and terminations.
  • Serves as a student organization advisor (August 2004-Present)
  • Serve as campus Equal Employment Opportunity Officer (August 2004-Present)
  • Serve as Title IX Coordinator (August 2014-Present)
  • Serve as South Carolina Women in Higher Education campus representative (August 2014-Present)
  • Serve as Instructor for a section of University 101
  • Lecturer (August 2005- Present)


Professional Human Resources Certification (May 2015-Present)

Webster University, Columbia, South Carolina (2004)
Master of Arts in Human Resources Development

University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina (2001)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Major: Management Major: Marketing Minor: Education

University of South Carolina-Lancaster, Lancaster, South Carolina (1998)
Associate in Science, Concentration: Mathematics Minor: Education