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Sr. Employee Relations Consultant

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 30, 2023

Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder Department of Human Resources encourages applications for a Senior Employee Relations Consultant! We have two openings available. This position will provide direction regarding the performance management process and occasional training regarding unemployment compensation, leave programs such as FMLA, FAMLI, STD, PERA STD, LTD, leave sharing, the reasonable employer process, worker’s compensation and on the job injury (OJI). This position provides guidance and occasional training to the University community regarding employee relations issues and progressive discipline. This position provides guidance to employees in addressing grievances, dispute resolutions and appeals. This position assists in developing policies and procedures for the Boulder campus that align with federal, state and local laws and State Personnel Board Rules and Procedures, COWINS procedures, as well as University and campus policies and procedures. This position assists with other programs, research, and training initiatives as needed.
We are looking for someone with at least 3 years of experience in employee relations work who has strong collaboration and communication skills.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Human Resources (HR) contributes leadership, guidance, tools and services to support employees throughout their careers at CU Boulder and to cultivate a culture which upholds the campus’ strongly held values. HR partners with campus in the achievement of the campus vision and strategic imperatives.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Advises all UCB and System Administration employees regarding all policies and procedures enforced by the Office of Employee Relations.
  • Provides advice and direction regarding the progressive disciplinary and grievance processes.
  • Assists the Manager in addressing grievance and dispute resolution matters.
  • Evaluates, collaborates, advises and recommends methods of conflict resolution in a variety of labor relations issues.
  • Ensures advice is consistent with the state personnel rules and procedures and University and campus policies and guidance provided by University counsel.
  • Reviews corrective actions and disciplinary actions to ensure they align with State Personnel Board Rules and Procedures and University policies.
  • Ensures defensible decisions by departments through advice and counsel.
  • Provides guidance regarding all leave programs, including FMLA, FAMLII, short term disability, long term disability, parental leave, leave sharing, injury leave and PERA disability.
  • Understands how the unemployment compensation program is administered. Provides training regarding programs, as necessary.
  • Assists the director with the performance management processes.
  • Researches policies, practices and procedures, case law and training programs and assists in creating new and innovative policies and programs. Conducts other research for the team as needed.
  • Works with the team and director to determine what types of programs, policies and training initiatives are needed to improve and enhance programs.
What You Should Know
  • This position will work a hybrid format with some in person days and some remote days.
What We Can Offer
  • The annual salary range is $68,100 to $70,824.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

Be Statements

Be collaborative. Be excited. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis.
  • 3 years of human resources experience in employee relations including progressive discipline, performance management and/or conflict management work.
What You Will Need
  • Understanding of performance management, progressive discipline, and grievance and dispute resolution processes and complex leave programs, such as FMLA, short term disability and leave sharing programs.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills., including the ability to ensure that key information is shared in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to develop and deliver information in multi-modes that demonstrate the needs of different audiences.
  • Sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural, political, and geographical differences and the ability to work inclusively with various constituencies with diverse lived- experiences.
  • Ability to build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Ability to research and interpret policies and procedures.
What We Would Like You to Have
  • Experience reviewing laws, regulations and policies related to employee relations matters from a legal perspective.
  • Experience training and facilitating sessions on topics such as performance management, coaching models, FMLA etc.
  • Understanding of unemployment and worker’s compensation.
  • Experience implementing Colorado State Personnel Board Rules and Procedures.
  • Higher education experience strongly preferred.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by December 10, 2023 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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