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Barroso Named Director of Employee Relations

Tracey Barroso Named Director of Employee RelationsApril 27, 2022 - During the April 26, 2022 Board of Education meeting, the Board appointed Tracey Barroso the Director of Employee Relations effective July 1, 2022. Barroso has previously served in the role as interim director. The appointment is part of the District's continuous improvement for families, staff, and community members.

Barroso joined SSD in 1997 in the Payroll department, before transitioning to human resources in 1999, and becoming an HR manager in 2007. In 2015, Barroso became the employee labor and relations manager, due to her experience developing District processes and procedures related to employee labor and relations within the HR manager position.

With over 20 years of experience in labor and relations, federal and state labor laws, and compliance, Barroso’s responsibilities while serving the District in the role of interim director of employee relations grew as she gained a broader perspective of the projects and plans being implemented across SSD’s various departments. She has been working closely with the District’s leadership team to provide human resources support in the implementation of processes and procedures.

Barroso and her team provided COVID-19 contact tracing and mitigation efforts during the height of the pandemic and present. By flexing existing structures and processes, creating new processes, and revising/creating new policies, she and her team were able to support and guide staff through an ever-evolving crisis.

In recent months, she has served on the Human Resources Advisory Committee to provide assistance on furthering the growth and reorganization of the Human Resources department to help enhance the support given to all SSD staff.

“I am looking forward to continuing to build relationships with all employee groups, collaborating with new leadership, and continuing to serve as a leader that supports all the members of the SSD community,” said Barroso.