Job Requisition Number: 27317. Central Human Resources is valued as UC Berkeley’s proactive people partner focusing on the following key priority areas:
One HR: Bringing clarity and efficiency to HR processes and structures through cross-team collaboration and transparent communication.
People: Using development opportunities beyond training to create deeper engagement, higher trust and better performance.
Culture: Applying Berkeley brand to developing a shared “enterprise contributor” mindset among all.
•Conducts highly sensitive complex investigations under various campus policies. •Reviews highly sensitive documentation and maintains confidentiality. •Performs investigations for key campus and administrative departments involving. • Manages and conducts high profile joint investigations with other key departments within HR or outside the department. •Interviews witnesses and perform credibility assessments to make findings about the veracity of complaints. •Examines records and verify information to determine support of charges, complaints, and allegations. •Analyzes allegations and complaints to establish the accuracy and authenticity of the facts and evidence. •Will be expected to use a high level of diplomacy and have comfort working with senior administrators and staff to best determine and identify key issues, risks and policy considerations. •Prepare and manage the completion of high-level, high-profile reports on the results of investigations. •Recommend the implementation of corrective actions to remedy problematic conditions and identify ways to improve productivity and employee conduct, and to prevent noncompliance, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement. •Identify and implement standard investigative procedures to ensure consistency in the application of policies and procedures when performing investigations. •Guide staff members from a process standpoint in the performance of investigations and identify training needs to ensure that investigations are properly performed. •Understand union rights and responsibilities and interact with union officials during investigations as necessary, working in coordination and collaboration with the Labor Relations Team. •Compile investigative findings and clearly present findings in reports. •Report and disseminate findings of activity and concerns to superiors, affected persons, and/or internal/external counsel. •Testify in administrative hearings, arbitration, depositions and trials as appropriate. •Ability to navigate through change management. •Attend meetings and trainings when required. •Ability to bring “best in class” investigative skills to the unit. •Ability to manage process. •Design and implement process maps. •Perform other duties appropriate to the assignment.•Has advanced knowledge of employee relations practices and programs. •Has advanced knowledge of applicable state and federal employment laws and regulations (example: FLSA). •Strong Investigations background. •Strong interview skills and demonstrated ability to work in a large, complex, heavily unionized and diverse operating environment with multiple work locations and a large employee population. •Strong written and oral communication skills. •Organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills. •In-depth knowledge of auditing, interviewing and investigative techniques. •Ability to synthesize large amounts of data (qualitative and quantitative). •Demonstrated high standards of integrity and confidentiality. •Strong leadership, problem solving and computer skills. •Strong research skills. •Working knowledge of effective evidence preservation and collection techniques. •Comfortable engaging in public speaking and demonstrated ability to conduct presentations. •Ability to effectively write investigative reports. •Ability to learn and adhere to HR, campus, and systemwide policies and procedures.
Education/Training: •Bachelor’s Degree or 7-10 years of relevant investigations experience.
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