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Human Resources Leaves Specialist

The College of New Jersey
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

The Office of Human Resources is seeking candidates for a Human Resources Leaves Specialist role.

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Benefits, the Human Resources Leaves Specialist is responsible for providing support to the benefits unit and employees. The Human Resources Leaves Specialist provides counseling to faculty and staff on all health and wellness and ancillary benefits. The Human Resources Benefits Leaves Specialist provides support to the campus community, educates, coordinates and communicates all types of benefits administered by the College. This position assists with updating communication related to policies and guidelines on benefit leave related programs; and serves as a resource for Human Resources and the college community with regard to leave of absence as well as benefits eligibility.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Monitors and coordinates all claims, and first reports, to ensure the backup documentation for worker’s compensation time off; collaborate /investigate all discrepancies between the paperwork and worker’s compensation time off
  • Reviews, verifies and collaborates with benefit team members to process leaves associated with workers compensation. May assist with processing claims, reimbursements and communications with the State of New Jersey.
  • Provides professional level guidance, counseling and assists with the process of determining leave entitlement and other leave of absence programs to employees
  • Serves as a primary point of contact for leave related questions for internal and external stakeholders
  • Works closely with the Office of Accessibility Resources to transition employees approaching end of leave periods to support the interactive process, including return to work
  • Works closely with payroll and/or finance to coordinate accurate deductions of premiums and deductions associated with leaves of absence
  • Maintains confidential files and tracking documentation related to leaves in accordance with HIPPA
  • Processes cases and coordinates assistance for faculty and staff impacted by COVID-19
  • Coordinates leave programs as well as ancillary benefits such as FSA/ benefit eligibility such as medical insurance.
  • Provides leave information to other benefit team members to ensure pension administration and other premiums are calculated accurately
  • Works with Academic Affairs to determine Sabbatical approvals, updates employee records to reflect leave status and collaborates with payroll to ensure compensation accuracy.
  • Monitor employee status in HRIS and make appropriate changes as needed in HRIS.
Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of one year professional experience in related fields related to the functions of this position.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited College or University in a related field. Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute experience on a year for year basis.
  • Demonstrated use of Human Resources Information Systems
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in higher education or an academic environment
  • Excellent written, verbal, analytical and technical skills
  • Technical proficiency including Microsoft, G- Suite
Employer Qualifications:
  • Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background check and reference checks
  • COVID-19 Testing and Compliance - The College has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement. To learn more, please read the policy here: COVID-19 Requirements and Protocols. You will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Human Resources office prior to your first day of employment.
About TCNJ

TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found. Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.

In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.

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