1. Cultivates and fosters a collaborative partnership with departments in addressing human resource issues that may include performing departmental specific functions and faculty administration. Counsels managers on human resource policies and procedures and contractual obligations, consult with the Director, Senior HR Generalist and HR specialists as needed. 2. Understands client organization and mission and provides proactive guidance. Establishes strong relationships with employees and union representatives in the client base. Understands the unit's labor relations environment; provides support for the enhancement of the labor strategy and relationships within the unit. 3. Provides strategic support for organizational change by advising and supporting organizational design efforts. Analyzes the impact of the change(s), explores options and offers recommendations. Consults with Director, Senior HR Generalist and HR specialists as needed. 4. Working collaboratively on client issues, builds and maintains positive working relationships with union representatives. Serves as an HR consultant in the investigation of employee relations concerns. Educates, advises and coaches managers and assist staff to resolve issues and grievances. Consults with Director, Senior HR Generalist and HR specialists as needed. 5. Participates in departmental planning meetings, provides unit specific support as required. Reviews and updates new and existing department position descriptions. Works with Staffing and Compensation Representatives as needed to support recruitment and compensation requirements. May interview selected candidates at the request of the client. 6. Meets with client base to interpret policy, contract provisions, assists with problem solving, educates on risk factors and advises on career development. Consults with Director, Senior HR Generalist and HR specialists as needed. 7. Works with department managers to achieve appropriate staffing levels. Reviews all requests for departmental layoff. Conducts due diligence with regard to departmental restructuring. Ensures compliance with state and federal employment laws and contract provisions. Gathers information and partners with General Counsel in gathering and preparing responses to CHRO, EEOC and FLSA complaints. Partners with Labor Relations and General Counsel in gathering information and preparing for arbitration cases. 8. Works with clients and Classification and Compensation to support compensation proposals such as reclassifications, salary adjustments, supplemental compensation, etc. Consults with Director, Senior HR Generalist and HR specialists as needed. Guides managers and employees through the job evaluation/audit process. 9. Consults and communicates to managers the performance management process. This includes goal setting, FOCUS and annual merit process. Reviews recommendations for performance ratings and salary increases and monitors for data integrity and compliance. Assists managers with compensation and performance issues; consults with Director, Senior HRG or HR Specialists as needed. 10. Partners with managers to implement HR programs such as Individual Development Planning, Talent Management and Performance Management. 11. Serves as a resource for the other HR functions; works with the subject matter experts as needed to support employees. This includes areas such as leave of absences, benefits, Equal Opportunity Programs & Accommodations and the Office of Diversity. 12. Partners with Organization Effectiveness (OE) and the Learning Center to address employee and/or departmental training and development needs. Works with clients to identify areas in need of attention and provide information regarding available resources. 13. Contributes to major HR projects and programs.
Required Skill/ability 5:
Developed organizational and interpersonal business skills and ability to work effectively within a diverse organization.
Posting Position Title: Human Resources Generalist 1
Required Skill/ability 3:
Superior customer service orientation and ability to respond constructively and timely. Excellent oral and written communication, influencing and conflict resolution skills. Ability to initiate actions and solve moderate problems using sound judgment.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Human Resources Generalist 1
Required Skill/ability 1:
Ability to think strategically, analytically and support change. Strong collaboration and relationship building skills. Demonstrates approachability and openness.
Required Skill/ability 4:
Demonstrated success in detailed work requiring accuracy, high level of productivity, organization and a strong sense of urgency. Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability.
Required Skill/ability 2:
Demonstrated ability and understanding of human resources with knowledge of at least two of the following areas: staffing, compensation, employment law, labor relations training and development, benefits, and HRIS applications. Proficiency with Microsoft Word/Excel; databases and other/HRIS systems.
Bachelor's Degree in any field. At least two years of related experience.
Internal Number: 57844BR
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