Human Resources Associate-Employee Relations

New York State Teachers Retirement System
Full Time
Albany, NY 12211
$66,261 - $86,456 a year
Posted 5 days ago
Job description

The primary responsibilities of the Human Resources Associate-Employee Relations will be to proactively manage employee concerns/issues through various forms of intervention such as problem solving, mediation, training, and counseling. In addition, the Human Resources Associate will interpret and administer the contract, mediate and negotiate complaint resolutions with the union representatives and respond to union information requests.
Minimum QualificationsA Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of experience managing Employee Relations issues
An Associate’s degree and five or more years of experience managing Employee Relations issues
A High School Diploma or equivalent and ten or more years of experience managing Employee Relations Issues
Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong working knowledge of US Federal and State Employment laws
  • Sound critical thinking, problem-solving and negotiating skills, with the ability to apply those skills to a wide range of HR issues
  • Solid analytic skills and ability to present data to identify trends and offer strategic advice
  • Excellent communicator, writer, and presenter
  • Strong at thinking analytically and able to interface effectively with employees at all levels
  • Proficiency in PC applications such as Outlook, Excel, Word, SharePoint and Teams
  • Understanding of the concept regarding strict confidentiality
  • Experience with NYS Civil Service Systems
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

Physical DemandsNone
EEO StatementNYSTRS is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is valued and recognized as a source of strength and enrichment. We seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, and encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.
Job Duties

The Human Resources Associate-Employee Relations will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day advice and guidance to employees, HR professionals and managers on a wide range of employee relations topics such as: performance management issues, claims of unfair treatment, discrimination, or harassment
  • Advise on workplace issues and disciplinary actions including terminations, warnings, and grievances
  • Create, implement and maintain tools to improve managers’ and HR’s understanding of appropriate handling of workplace issues, such as checklists, performance improvement plans, and other tools
  • Identify, develop and facilitate the delivery of relevant trainings for managers, and employees on related Employee Relations topics
  • Conduct internal investigations into employee complaints and concerns about performance and/or behaviors
  • Collaborate with HR Management team to discuss/minimize potential investigations or arbitrations including claims settlements and responding to unemployment claims and hearings
  • Prepare spreadsheets, reports and presentations for internal partners that analyzing data and provide insight
  • Oversight of Labor and Management committees
  • Ensure that all employment laws and legislation are followed
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Provide courteous and timely customer service to both internal and external clients

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Special Instructions to Applicants
This position is “Confidential” and does not come under the jurisdiction of the Department of Civil Service. New appointees to confidential positions must serve a one year probationary period. If you are currently employed by NYSTRS in a confidential or negotiating unit position, you will be granted a leave without pay from your current position while you are serving the probationary period. Upon successful completion of the probationary period, the hold on your current position will be discontinued and you will no longer have any rights under Civil Service Law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $66,261.00 - $86,456.00 per year

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