Chelsea Allison has the responsibility of the Human Resources Operations for more than 15,000 employees in the UPS - Great Lakes District. Her responsibilities include Employee Relations, Compliance, Workforce Planning, Compensation, and Learning and Development. Chelsea is also a Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador for her District. She has been a leader for Business Resource Groups and Diversity and Inclusion at UPS for over 7 years. In her current role, she is responsible for the strategy, vision and execution of the membership growth, communication of seven different district Business Resource Groups, and monitoring the aspirational goals of the district’s Affirmative Action Plan.
A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Chelsea received a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences and Human Resources from Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan in 2002. She began her career with UPS in 1999 while attending Michigan State University, as a package handler.
Chelsea received multiple promotions since hired in 1999, and with each opportunity she has sought out opportunities for process improvement and has remained passionate about engaged and inspired leadership.
Chelsea was promoted to Full Time Human Resources Supervisor in 2007, where she assumed the responsibility of Employee Relations, Workforce Planning, and Compliance Management for 3 Centers and 400 employees. In this role, she developed best practices and a playbook in 2010 for the Human Resources Team for improving retention and improved her overall building turnover by 30%, while improving the student employment rate to meet and exceed the company’s goal of 60%, and meeting the diversification of the operations to match the communities in which these operations serve. Chelsea took the opportunity to become the co-lead developer of the District’s Affirmative Action Binder submitted yearly to the Corporate Office and a champion for managing diversity and inclusion.
In 2013, Chelsea was promoted to the role of Human Resources Manager. She managed a team of 13 Human Resources Representatives and her coverage territory was most of lower and upper Michigan. Her team developed new practices and playbooks for improving retention and increasing driver safety. She created a toolkit for the District’s Diversity and Inclusion Council to assist the new and veteran Business Resource Groups in their continued growth. Chelsea and her team implemented new supervisor recognition practices that are still used in the district.
In addition to her UPS responsibilities, Chelsea has served as an Executive Board Member for the American Heart Association’s, Go Red for Women, in Southwest Michigan. She also has served on the advisory board for Western Michigan University, a non-profit helping business students develop interpersonal and professional skills as well as leadership attributes and professional competencies through co-curricular programming. Chelsea also served on the United Way Board of Southwest Michigan from 2011-2013 and is currently an executive co-lead member for NAWBO of Southeast Michigan.
She enjoys volunteering and spending time traveling with her active family.
Chelsea and her husband, Damon, have been married for 16 years. They have four children, daughter Taja, son DJ, and twin boys Jayden and Kalen.