Senior Leave Administration Analyst

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Hyde Park Campus

98700 Staff Benefits

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Job Summary:

The Senior Leave Analyst supports, coordinates and promotes all aspects of the University's leave programs, including but not limited to Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Personal and Medical Leaves of Absence, Workers' Compensation, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. In collaboration with other members of Human Resources, maintains and improves an integrated program for the University's disability benefits. Serves as the daily point of contact for departments and employees regarding issues that may arise from employee leaves of absence. Works collaboratively with a wide variety of individuals including staff at insurance carriers, internal and outside counsel, health professionals, the University Risk Management team and other University departments and department staff. Partners with departments and employees to help employees achieve a durable return to work. Ensures that the administration of all leave programs, and associated recordkeeping comply with pertinent legislation, ordinances, regulations and University policies. This position also ensures that appropriate and timely follow-up information is provided to all clients and all service and delivery expectations of leadership and employees are met.

The Senior Leave Analyst supports in the planning and execution of leave strategy. The position maintains and analyzes various types of leave information regarding University and appropriate peer policy/plan performance. Gathers and analyzes industry trends. Participates in and analyzes leaves and benefit surveys as requested.

This position is a key member of the benefits team with deep subject matter focus.


  • Provides consultation to ensure effective and fiscally responsible leaves policy/plan designs, implementation and ongoing administration
  • Assists team leadership in the planning and implementation for all leave plans
  • Works with the Benefits Team to support the University on various leave policy/plan designs, administration and implementation, including HR staff, Associate Provosts and Associate Deans.
  • Supports the team in the overall legal compliance of all leave plans and programs to avoid financial penalties and potential lawsuits. Other duties as assigned.

  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills required.
  • Experience working in a team environment, collaborating on projects, etc.
  • High level of professionalism, personal integrity, and dependability required.
  • High level of computer application skills including MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required.
  • Familiarity with plan documents and compliance issues, to include testing required.
  • High level of planning and analytical skills required.
  • Uses sound judgment to escalate questions and inquiries as appropriate.
  • Ability to make presentations to staff and leadership required.
  • Demonstrated initiative to successfully manage multiple priorities in a complex, multi-constituent's environment.
  • Able to research, analyze and present data and recommendations in an organized and logical manner required.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to consult with all levels of management required.
  • Experience working on complex issues where analysis requires an in depth evaluation of variable factors required.
  • Well-developed problem analysis and resolution skills, with ability to exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results required.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field such as Business or Human Resources required.

  • A minimum of 5+ years FMLA & leave management experience is required.

Required Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, and Reference list

All required documents must be submitted to be considered for this position

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?

Health Screen Required?

Background Check Required?


Posting Date

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Full time

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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 4/20/2018
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