The University of Colorado Boulder Department of Human Resources
encourages applications for a Senior Employee Relations
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
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
What You Should Know
- Advises all UCB and System Administration employees regarding
all policies and procedures enforced by the Office of Employee
- Provides advice and direction regarding the progressive
disciplinary and grievance processes.
- Assists the Manager in addressing grievance and dispute
- 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
- Ensures defensible decisions by departments through advice and
- 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
- Assists the director with the performance management
- 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
- Works with the team and director to determine what types of
programs, policies and training initiatives are needed to improve
and enhance programs.
What We Can Offer
- This position will work a hybrid format with some in person
days and some remote days.
- 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 collaborative. Be excited. Be Boulder.
What We Require
What You Will Need
- A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education
and experience may substitute for the degree on a year for year
- 3 years of human resources experience in employee relations
including progressive discipline, performance management and/or
conflict management work.
What We Would Like You to Have
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Higher education experience strongly preferred.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume.
- 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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