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Employee Relations Specialist - Department of Human Resources
The Employee Relations Specialist is responsible for conducting incident and disciplinary investigations and departmental administrative reviews, as well as review and access witness reports, incident reports, statements, and other workplace reports and findings submitted by departments, managers, or staff to determine if policy violations have occurred. S/he will also be responsible for drafting and issuing reports with official findings and proposed solutions to resolve employee relations matter. The incumbent works closely with HR Client Services, the Office of Institutional Diversity Equity and Affirmative Action (IDEAA), the University's Office of General Counsel, the Office of Compliance and Ethics, and others on a variety of matters concerning workplace behavior. Reporting to the University Director for Employee Relations & Engagement, the Employee Relations Specialist has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
Investigations and Reports
Conducts investigations in response to complaints involving reported employee workplace behavior issues which may result in progressive discipline.
Drafts investigative reports based on findings relating to workplace behavior.
Leads and/or assists and provides guidance to departmental investigators engaged in incident investigations.
Reviews departmental investigation reports into workplace behavior which could lead to progressive discipline and make recommendations based on findings.
Employee Relations and Engagement
Handles grievances filed under the HR Dispute Resolution Policy and/or applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement and presents findings.
Provides guidance to employees, business partners, and stakeholders regarding employee relations issues and policy interpretation and application.
Works with HR staff and business partners to address existing or potential employee relations issues.
Works with HR staff and University business partners including, but not limited to, IDEAA, the Office of General Counsel, Internal Audit, and others on employee relations matters (such as behavioral issues, layoffs, disciplinary actions, layoffs, policy application and enforcement).
Creates and conducts comprehensive live and electronic training for University employees, department managers, and divisions on matters related to employee relations, progressive discipline, and performance management.
Serves on relevant University committees, representing HR as may be determined by the Director for Employee Relations and Engagement.
Completes other duties, as assigned.
Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate specialization
Three (3) to six (6) years of relevant HR or relevant and applicable work experience
Demonstrated proficiency in the application of HR policies and practices
Knowledge of labor relations law and practice, state and federal wage, hour laws, and FLSA
Strong investigatory skills with attention to accuracy and detail
Strong analytical, problem solving, written, and verbal communications skills
Ability to interface and effectively communicate with various levels of management
Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information with a high degree of professionalism
Ability to relate to a culturally diverse university community; and to work well under stressful conditions
Masters in related field
Higher education experience
Familiarity with Work Day
Salary Hiring Range: $75,000 - $80,000
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About Georgetown University
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