USFPG’s Kelley Caporice earns national HR certification

Kelley H. Caporice, PHR, human resources generalist in the USF Health Office of Human Resources, recently earned the Professional in Human Resources certification from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

The designation certifies that she has demonstrated proficiency in HR ethics, laws and best practices.

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“We are excited and proud of Kelley,” said Lori Withrow, PHR, SHRM-CP, director of USF Health Office of Human Resources. “This is a tremendous personal and professional accomplishment. Those three letters signify that an individual possess the theoretical knowledge and practical experience in human resource management, enough so to pass the rigorous and time-limited exam. Kelley not only mastered the exam, but demonstrated real-world application of the material learned.”

Caporice has been with USF Health since 2002, when she joined the HR team for the USF Physicians Group. In her 14 years at USF Health, she has handled components of payroll, new hire orientations, employee benefits, leaves of absence, training, and employee relations, among other duties. Caporice is active in committee work and has been coordinator or co-coordinator of employee appreciation events since 2008.

The USF Health Office of Human Resources provides HR services to both State and USF Physicians Group employees at USF Health and is located on the first floor of the Faculty Office Building (MDF), just across from the Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare.

HRCI is a national credentialing organization for the human resources profession and offers certifications across HR disciplines. By earning PHR certification, HR professionals demonstrate a mastery of the technical and operational aspects of HR practices and U.S. laws and regulations.