" Investigating employee complaints is a sensitive, time consuming responsibility. Before we were confronted with the sensitive task of performing numerous investigations, now with the professional services providing by Alvarez & Associates, we have the expertise required to provide for fair and accurate reports. Alvarez & Associates has allowed our District to be proactive and hopefully curtail litigation."
Camille Boden, Director/Risk Management
Santa Ana Unified School District
It is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Alvarez and Associates. I have had the pleasure of working with Alvarez and Associates for the past 10 years when a Human Resources colleague first recommenced them to me. I have found Alvarez and Associates to be professional, timely, responsive, and thorough.
I have used Alvarez and Associates to handle a number of difficult and sensitive employee misconduct cases. In each case they have been responsive and are able to begin investigating very quickly as they recognize that interviewing soon after the incident is crucial. Alvarez and Associates maintains excellent communication throughout the investigation and provides frequent updates. Additionally, the completed investigative report is very thorough and provides solid documentation for the next steps in the employee progressive discipline process. Alvarez and Associates also understands public agency budgets and the need to maintain costs; as a result, they are in constant communication with their clients and seek to find ways to bring investigations to a close once sufficient information has been gathered in order to keep costs to a minimum.
Alvarez and Associates utilizes highly experienced and professional personnel to conduct investigation for all of their cases. Whether the case involves employee misconduct, sexual harassment, or a Title IX issue, Alvarez and Associates has an experienced investigator in the area of the specific allegations that will investigate the matter with sensitivity, expertise, and confidentiality. Employees who interact with Alvarez and Associates investigators feel respected, heard, and comfortable. Even in the most difficult and delicate cases, Alvarez and Associates is able to gather the essential information and deliver that information in a format that is understandable for the employer and employee.
Human Resources administrators face two major struggles when it comes to investigating employee misconduct cases: time and proper investigation processes. I have found Alvarez and Associates to be a very competent and professional firm that is able to save time and provide an accurate, properly executed investigation. Finding and utilizing the services of Alvarez and Associates has proven to be a great addition to our Human Resources Department and our District.
I recommend Alvarez and Associates without reservation for Human Resources related investigations into employee misconduct, sexual harassment, and/or Title IX issues. If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact me
Chad Hammed, Ph.D.
Asst. Superintendent /CBO
Fullerton School District
"CPTED Safe Schools offers proactive school districts the training and support to examine their preparedness and practices for all types of potential and real emergency situations. The program is outstanding and comprehensive and gives real tools to district personnel to be prepared operationally and in terms of people to people issues. Alvarez and Associates has assembled a program reflecting excellence on all levels from planning to consulting services and it has been very useful in our district. We highly recommend it."
Jeff Seymour Former Superintendent
El Monte City School District
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