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Senior Employee Labor Relations Specialist

$70,000 - $75,000 yearly
  • Florida International University
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • Jan 29, 2024
Full time Human Resources

Job Description

Apply Instructions

Please apply directly to our website by going to https://hr.fiu.edu/careers/ , select "Prospective Employees" and reference job opening ID # 531421 under "Search Jobs".

Job Summary

Performs complex activities in support of the administration, development, and implementation of the employee and labor relations program and policies. Conducts investigations of allegations of employee misconduct, and violations of university policies and procedures. Works with colleagues and appropriate department leaders to track and maintain the flow of employee concerns initial complaint to investigation and the final disposition action, ensuring the timely delivery of investigation summaries and recommended action(s). Engages appropriate parties to resolve escalated employee relations concerns. Assists in coaching and training employees and managers on such topics as employee relations, personnel policies, and the investigative, etc., as needed

  • Manages a load of employee relations cases by providing staff (managers, supervisor, employees, and leaders) with coaching and counseling while ensuring consistent application and interpretation of university policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Conducts and finalizes internal investigations of allegations of employee misconduct to determine if a university policy and procedures, and/or any part of applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement has been violated. Reports findings and provides best course of action to resolve issue(s).
  • Conducts multiple thorough, fair, and timely reviews and assessments of complex employee relations issues including facilitating appropriate intake meetings, background research, interviews, and de-brief meetings with appropriate partners.
  • Gathers and analyzes information/research in support internal investigations to determine if a violation occurred. Reports findings to the ELR Director or Assistant Director and provides possible solutions to resolve matters.
  • Prepares and finalizes appropriate actions which are clearly and well written with appropriate presentation of facts, analysis, and conclusions, and in accordance with FIU policies, procedures, and applicable bargaining agreements.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable employment laws, university's policies and procedures, and the University's various collective bargaining agreements. Administers and interprets policies and agreements for management and staff.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the Employee & Labor Relations (ELR) tracking system and ELR employee files for assigned caseloads.
  • Acts as a lead specialist in assigned areas to review disciplinary actions including written reprimands, suspensions, pay sanctions, and terminations. Provides recommendations for complex resolution of problems.
  • Responds to information requests with the highest level of confidentiality; provides support to university administrators, managers, and supervisors in areas of contact administration, grievances, discipline, and performance management.
  • Ensures the appropriate and consistent application of approved policies, practices, and contracts.
  • Facilitates exit interviews in a timely manner and provide monthly reports of the analysis of employee responses in areas which demonstrate patterns and require immediate attention by ELR, such as high employee turnover, problems with supervisor, and or unfavorable working environment.
  • Assists the University's bargaining team during labor negotiations with assigned employee Union. Participates in negotiating, administering, and ensuring compliance with provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Provides administrative support in the processing of Nepotism, Conflict of Interest/Outside Activity Disclosures, and Flexible Work Arrangements as assigned and follows through with any necessary action to resolve conflict, and with the expiration of approved arrangements.

Job Category

  • Administrative

Advertised Salary

  • $70,000 - $75,000

Work Schedule

Begin time: 8:30 AM
End time: 5:00 PM

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Criminal Background Check

Other Information

  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
  • Travel to FIU Campus

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

Disclosures

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/download/annual-security-fire-safety-report/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and five (5) years of HR experience or Master's degree and three (3) years of HR experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with collective bargaining.
  • A thorough understanding of federal and state labor laws.
  • Experience in conducting workplace investigations.

Occupations

General-other: Human Resources