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Tamra Facciola


Tamra Facciola is a Business Partner and member of the HR Solutions Center team, a unit that functions under the direction of MCCCD’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources.  Solutions Center team members provide Employee Relations support to the College’s 4,000 plus employees in the areas of Dispute Resolution, Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance. 

Prior to joining the MCCCD community, Tamra was a private practice attorney in Arizona, focusing on all aspects of employment law.  Tamra received her juris doctorate degree from Arizona State University College of Law, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona.

For six years, Tamra taught as an adjunct faculty member in the ASU College of Law Lodestar Mediation Clinic.  Clinic students receive extensive training as interest-based mediators, completing the clinical portion of the clinic as volunteer mediators in the various Maricopa County Justice Courts’ mediation programs.  Tamra has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Phoenix College and Mesa Community College, and was a faculty member and Director of Paralegal Studies at Metropolitan College in Phoenix where she coordinated the Associates and Bachelor of Arts Paralegal Studies programs.  She has presented a variety of continuing education programs for the Arizona State Bar and has served as a member of the Executive Council of the Arizona State Bar’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. 

Tamra has worked on a variety of employment law matters, including a federal Fair Labor Standards Act case concerning pay scales of Navajo police officers (Boye v. United States, 2010-5043, (Fed. Cir. 2011)).  Prior to graduating from law school, Tamra worked as an intern at the Arizona Agricultural Employment Relations Board and served as a judicial Clerk to the Honorable Armando de Leon, judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court.  Tamra was the first recipient of the National Law Student Award by the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research for her paper entitled Male Sexual Jealousy as Motive in Physical Violence and Homicide Against Women and has served as a volunteer with the Maricopa County Superior Court Order Of Protection Project and the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence.