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Employee Relations Advisor

Human Services Program Administrator | Houston, TX | Contract

Job Description
Employee Relations Advisor
Work Location: Houston, TX

Job Summary/Description
Provides professional expertise in the area of employee relations support to the university community as well as counsels and advises university leadership on employee relations matters.

Job Duties/Responsibilities/Functions (including but not limited to)
• Discusses and explains UTHealth human resources related policies with employees and people managers. Provides advice, counsel, and recommendations to people managers and employees regarding employee relations issues, discuss appropriate actions and alternatives.
• Ensures accuracy and compliance with federal and state rules and regulations and works with departments to ensure consistent application and compliance.
• Reviews local human resource policies to ensure compliance with state laws, federal regulations etc. and revise policies to maintain compliance as necessary. Develops and recommends new policies as necessitated by changes in law, Board of Regents rules etc.
• Provides advice, counsel, and recommendations to managers and employees regarding employee relations issues; ensures compliance with policy and federal and state laws; discusses appropriate actions and alternatives.
• Facilitates all pre-disciplinary meetings between employee and manager; serves as a resource to both the employee and manager during the disciplinary process. Facilitates appeals of disciplinary action and provides counsel to involved parties regarding procedural issues and policy.
• Assists departments in reduction in force (RIF) and reorganizations. Reviews RIF plans and justifications to ensure actions comply with university policy and practice; advises department of necessary revisions for actions to proceed; recommends actions to the Vice President Human Resources (VP, HR) or designee. Coordinates department outplacement support.
• Conducts timely and thorough investigations of employee claims and makes recommendations as appropriate.
• Develops and delivers training sessions on various human resources policies and procedures to people managers and employees.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor degree, preferably in business administration with an emphasis in human resources.
• Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification preferred.
• Four (4) years responsible professional experience within the area of human resources.
• Microsoft Office proficiency
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong background in investigations and research.
• Heavy Employee Relations experience required;
• Four (4) years responsible professional experience within the area of human resources.

About InGenesis
InGenesis is dedicated to placing people in positions that preserve life, improve lives and inspire others. This does not happen without passionate people, skilled colleagues who are motivated to create innovative solutions and deliver superior service to our clients. Founded in 1998, InGenesis manages thousands of employees, including pioneering healthcare, science, technology and pharma professionals. The workforce solutions company includes almost half of the Fortune 500 in its nearly 300 clients. It is recognized as one of the largest healthcare staffing firms, and InGenesis is the largest minority/women owned healthcare staffing firm in North America.

EEOC Statement
We support a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other classification protected by law.