Assistant Director for Labor & Employee Relations - Illinois Human Resources (146812)
Assistant Director for Labor & Employee Relations
Illinois Human Resources
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois Human Resources at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks applicants for the Assistant Director for Labor & Employee Relations.
The Assistant Director for Labor & Employee Relations is responsible for Managing and administering the employee relations programs for civil service and academic professional employees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including developing, implementing, and evaluating ongoing Employee Relations policies, programs, functions, and activities. In addition, act as a liaison between Illinois Human Resources and campus units, providing support to campus units and civil service and academic professional employees on a broad spectrum of employee and labor relations areas.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Serve as Performance Partnership Program (PPP) Coordinator. Advise L&ER staff, departments and employees on the principles and procedures of the PPP, ensure that all parties are following the PPP procedures when considering discipline for an employee, monitor PPP database, analyze the PPP data to ensure program is being implemented consistently and fairly.
- Advise civil service and academic professional employees and campus units on all employee relations matters for civil service and academic professional employees; research and interpret a wide range of policies and statutes, including University Policy and Rules, Campus Administrative Manual, State Universities Civil Service System Statute and Rules, the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act, and other applicable labor and employment laws.
- Supervise lower-level professional staff in the section, and make recommendations on all employment-related decisions, including selection, retention, advancement, salary, etc.; provide or oversee initial training and provide ongoing guidance, direction, and support.
- Manage the investigative process for situations involving alleged employee and faculty misconduct; this includes advising units on the investigative process, partnering with units in conducting investigations and/or independently conducting an investigation. Upon completion of an investigation, recommend appropriate disciplinary or other employment action in accordance with sound and accepted employee relations practices.
- Serve as primary trainer for the section; develop and deliver training materials that provide guidance to campus human resources practitioners and supervisors in areas such as Policy and Rules, FMLA, workplace violence, performance management and performance appraisals, and the Performance Partnership Program. Research new training delivery models and make recommendations on implementation.
- Represent Illinois Human Resources in arbitration and Merit Board discharge proceedings, by serving as the expert witness, alongside University Counsel; assist in the planning and preparation of cases before arbitrators and administrative bodies.
- Represent IHR in campus and system-level committees such as background investigations, workers’ compensation, critical incident/threat assessment, etc.; Supervisors employees who coordinate employee relations programs including Employee Advisory Committee election, Staff Advisory Council election, employee recognition programs, etc.
- Serves as Threat Assessment Committee chairperson
- Manage the disciplinary process related to non-compliance for various University-wide academic employment training related to the Ethics Act, ANCRA, and Preventing Harassment and Discrimination
- Coordinates with OAE in responding to requests for accommodation under the ADA and investigations under Title VII and Title IX.
- Advise academic professional employees and campus units on all employee relations matters for academic professional employees, up to and including academic professional dismissal proceedings. Research and interpret a wide range of policies, including, Campus Administrative Manual, Provost’s Communications, the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act, and other applicable labor and employment laws.
- Review performance documentation for Notice of Non-reappointment requests made under Provost Communication No.11
- Provide information and guidance to departments and employees regarding day-to-day administration and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements.
- Prepare reports, charts, databases, and other information on labor and employee relations activities; includes gathering data from LER-created databases, university-wide HRIS sources, professional organizations (CUPA, SHRM), internet research, etc.
Required: Bachelor’s degree in human resources, labor and employee relations, business administration, or related field.
Preferred: Master’s degree in human resources, labor and employee relations, business administration, or related field
Required: Five years of experience in employee relations or human resources. Familiarity and demonstrated experience with human resource management principles, theories, and concepts.
Preferred: Experience in higher education
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of, or demonstrated ability to obtain knowledge of, University and campus structure, goals, procedures, policies, and practices. Understanding of special characteristics of various campus operating units. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Appointment Status: This is a full-time (100%), 12-month non-tenure track academic professional position.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
Proposed Starting Date: As soon as possible after the closing date.
Application Deadline: June 15, 2021
Application Procedures: All candidates must complete an online application at http://jobs.illinois.edu prior to the application deadline for full consideration. Qualified candidates must upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information (name, address, telephone number, and email address) for three current professional references. For additional information regarding the application procedures, please contact:
Illinois Human Resources
[email protected] (Email)
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.
College Name or Administrative Unit:The Chancellor's Office Category:2-Administrative Title:Assistant Director for Labor & Employee Relations - Illinois Human Resources (146812) Open Date:06/01/2021 Close Date:06/15/2021 Organization Name:Illinois Human Resources Operations