Labor Relations Associate/Labor Relations Manager

Location
Stony Brook, Suffolk County
Posted
Jan 24, 2014
Campus Description: The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients’ lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of Stony Brook University’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It includes Stony Brook University Hospital, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, SBUH is the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center. We are home of the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. At Stony Brook Medicine, we put the power of ideas to work. Join our team at Stony Brook Medicine – the best ideas in medicine.

Budget Title: Personnel Associate/Senior Personnel Associate

REF#: UH-S-5802-14-S

Department: Labor Relations

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Grade: MP-4/MP-5

State Professional Position

State Line#: To Be Assigned

Campus: Stony Brook-University Hospital


Required Qualifications: Personnel Associate MP-5: Bachelor's degree in Labor Relations, Human Resources, Business Administration or related field. Three (3) years professional experience in Labor Relations, Human Resources, or related field; strong customer service skills, communication, computer, and interpersonal skills. Must be a team player; must be able to travel locally and to Albany for various hearings; strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Senior Personnel Associate MP-4: Master's degree in Labor Relations, Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field. Five (5) years professional experience in Labor Relations, Human Resources or Business Administration, preferably in higher education or the public sector; must be able to travel locally and to Albany for various hearings; and strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Personnel Associate MP-5: Prior healthcare experience, higher education or public sector experience. PHR or SPHR.
Senior Personnel Associate MP-4: Prior healthcare experience, higher education or public sector experience; comprehensive knowledge of labor relation issues, theories and practices. Thorough knowledge of employment laws in NYS. PHR or SPHR.

Brief Description of Duties: Under the general supervision of the Director of Employee and Labor Relations, and in consultation with the appropriate offices such as Human Resources and Counsel's Office, the Labor Relations Manager investigates and resolves grievances that are filed pursuant to the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreements; investigates and resolves potential disciplinary matters; provides guidance to managers and employees concerning the interpretation of the Collective Bargaining Agreements and works to ensure the consistent and equitable application of the provisions of the Agreements and policies, procedures and laws pertaining to the workplace.
    • Reviews grievance and meets with grievant, union representatives and supervisors, where appropriate, to gather information concerning the allegation. Evaluate the allegation contained in the grievance with the goal of resolving the issue in a timely manner. Where settlement is not possible, as the President's designee, issues a Step 1 decision and represents the University in subsequent steps in the grievance process, including arbitration.
    • Investigates potential disciplinary cases: Reviews request for disciplinary action from supervisor, identifies witnesses to be interviewed and prepares questions and documentation needed for witness interviews and employee interrogation. Adheres to contractual requirements in conducting disciplinary investigations and completes all stages of the disciplinary process from investigation to resolution in a timely manner. Prepares Notice of Discipline. Seeks resolution to disciplinary matters and, where settlement is not possible, participates in the subsequent steps in the disciplinary process, including arbitration.
    • Provides guidance to Managers and employees in the interpretation of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreements affecting all employees. Provides advice to supervisors on evaluating potential disciplinary matters.
    • Develops and implements policies and procedures for State employees, consulting with SUNY Systems Administration, the Governor's Office of Employee Relations, and local, regional and statewide bargaining unit representatives, as appropriate. Advises managers regarding mandatory terms and conditions of employment of State employees covered by the Taylor Law. Participate in training activities of the department.
    • Meets regularly with union representation to discuss contract administration issues including potential contract grievances and workplace concerns. Identify and clarify issues and, in conjunction with affected department, works to resolve issues. Conduct informal and formal labor/management meeting of each bargaining unit. Prepares materials for these meetings, briefing the President as required, supervising the preparation of minutes and monitoring the progress of agreed upon resolutions. Oversee the implementation of specific contractual programs.
    • As a member of the Employee and Labor Relations Department, participates in regular meetings to review and revise current practice and policy, with specific emphasis on ensuring consistency in the administration of the Collective Bargaining Agreements and the Policies of the Board of Trustees, Civil Service Law and University policies and procedures and State Regulations and Federal Law as they pertain in the workplace.
    • Provides periodic reports on outstanding grievances and Disciplinary cases and provides written responses to Improper Practice charges and other proceedings pertaining to the Collective Bargaining Agreement or Civil Service laws such as probationary reviews. Prepare and participate in labor/management committees.

Special Notes: Shift: Full-time day position, pass days are Saturday and Sunday.

Stony Brook University Hospital - The position is a Management Confidential, full time, FLSA Exempt (not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA) appointment. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. This position reports to the Director of Labor Relations. The successful candidate for the position is required, prior to the start date, to successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook University's Employee Health Services, and submit (3) written professional references.

**Resume review will begin immediately. Applications must be received by February 17, 2014


Additional information is available at the following links:
http://www.stonybrook.edu/cjo
http://www.stonybrook.edu/lrweb/
http://www.stonybrookmedicalcenter.org

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in applying for the above position should submit a state application, resume and cover letter reflecting UH# to:
Stony Brook University Medical Center

Labor Relations Search (5802)
UH Human Resources

Professional Recruitment
3 Technology Drive, Suite 100
East Setauket , NY 11733-4073



Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 02/19/2014, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND EDUCATOR.
IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police

Job Category: B) Administrative and Professional Positions (excluding teaching and patient/clinical care).
Posting Date: 01/22/2014
Additional Categories:




PI71479505