The Employee Relations Investigator/Consultant is part of a team that is responsible for providing employee relations support for nearly 8,000 faculty, staff and students within the School of Medicine and Public Health. The consultant will advise SMPH faculty, staff and students of UW Madison and SMPH policies and procedures, conduct prompt, thorough, and fair HR investigations, provide training to HR and to departmental leaders, case management, conflict management and analyze trends of concerns in the institution.
SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.
Provides support and management for the institution's employment relations program. Provides consultation, drafts and updates policies and procedures, develops and presents training modules, hears grievances, manages appeals, recommends remedies for disputes, and establishes strong business partnerships.
40% Advises employees, supervisors, managers, and human resources staff regarding sensitive employee relations matters and documents activities according to established polices and procedures while ensuring institution-wide consistency in application of situational outcomes
5% Collaborates with university stakeholders on employee/employment relations matters, including matters that overlap with their offices and/or areas of specialty
10% Consults with employees, employee representatives, supervisory staff, and various campus offices seeking information and advice regarding a variety of employment relations issues, provides information and advice, and assists in resolution of the issue to the extent required
5% Collaborates with governance groups and campus stakeholders regarding the development and administration of policies, procedures, and appeals related to employment relations issues
5% Serves as a liaison to internal and external campus stakeholders regarding employee relations issues
5% Drafts, updates, and presents training material for the university employment relations program
10% Develops policies aligned with campus objectives and institutional employee relations strategies, and guides employees and divisions through employment relations policies and procedures
10% Guides divisions in grievance issues, employee disciplinary transactions and terminations, performance management, and workplace leave matters. Hears and adjudicates grievances and manages appeals
10% Conduct SMPH Employment investigations - Initiates the process, conducts the investigation, produces a summary/report on the findings and follows up with affected parties
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required Qualifications: - 3 years of experience with employee relations/workforce relations, investigations, employment law or related fields - Experience handling internal investigations within workforce relations/human resources - Demonstrated ability to coach, guide and support managers in assessing and addressing unsatisfactory performance, behavior concerns and policy violations - Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making - Demonstrated ability to manage sensitive, emotional, and confidential situations in a composed, discrete and professional manner - Strong interpersonal skills including excellent written and verbal communications - Ability to set priorities, manage multiple responsibilities, and deliver against deadlines - Sound critical thinking, problem-solving and negotiating skills, with the ability to apply those skills to a wide range of HR issues - Ability to work with diverse employee groups - Strong customer service skills - Strong working knowledge of the state, federal, and local laws, regulations, ordinances, and policies related to employment, including FMLA and ADA
Preferred Qualifications: - 5 years employee relations experience - Experience working in higher education - Mediation experience - AWI-CH, Association of Workplace Investigators Certificate Holder or similar workplace investigator certification
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $95,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/)
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.
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Empl Rel Spec II (Inst)(HR054)
A530260-MEDICAL SCHOOL/ADMIN/HUMAN RESOURCES
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.