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Employee Labor Relations Consultant Senior

Location: Honolulu, HI Additional Locations:
Job Number: 779874 Date posted: 03/21/2019
Description:

Consults with management to provide expertise and guidance in facilitation, planning and execution of employee relations, labor relations and equal employment opportunity (EEO)/affirmative action (AA) related matters. Plans, implements and provides on-going maintenance of employee relations, labor relations and EEO/AA programs and procedures. Works collaboratively with other areas of human resources to ensure consistent application/interpretation of employee relations, labor relations, and EEO/AA policies, practices, contracts and strategies. Serves as a resource on applicable state and federal laws, regulatory requirements, collective bargaining agreements, and organizational policies, principles, practices and methodologies and ensures human resources practices comply.

Responsible as chief spokesperson for negotiating regional agreements as it relates to decisional/effects bargaining, and local collective bargaining agreements, or National Agreements as assigned.    Interprets and administers all aspects of collective bargaining agreements, including negotiations and grievances. Conducts investigations of grievances, disputes, and employee complaints/concerns. Designs, develops, and conducts internal audits. Provides advice and guidance on effective management practices related to workforce relations and change management. Provides training to management negotiation teams. Develops bargaining strategies and proposals. Develops and delivers individual and/or group training presentations on variety of employee relations, labor relations and EEO/AA topics. Facilitates resolution of labor grievances, disputes, and employee complaints/concerns. Investigates and coordinates arbitrations, mediations and litigations. Conducts and/or oversees complex formal investigations, compliance reviews and external audits. Acts as liaison between Region, Program Offices, and state and federal agencies. Develops, implements, monitors and coordinates employee relations, labor relations, EEO/AA and human resources compliance programs and procedures. Facilitates meetings/committees and leads projects, as needed. Develops and coordinates training of management negotiation teams. Serves as lead resource and mentor to employee/labor relations staff in areas of orientation and training, technical knowledge and skills development, and issue/problem resolution.



Essential Responsibilities:

  • Consults with management to provide expertise and guidance in strategy development as well as facilitation, planning and execution of employee relations, labor relations and equal employment opportunity (EEO)/affirmative action (AA) related matters.

  • Provides advice and guidance on effective management practices related to workforce relations and change management.

  • Works collaboratively with other areas of human resources to ensure consistent application/interpretation of employee relations, labor relations, and EEO/AA policies, practices, contracts and strategies.

  • Develops, implements, monitors and coordinates employee relations, labor relations, EEO/AA and human resources compliance programs and procedures.

  • Serves as a resource on applicable state and federal laws, regulatory requirements, collective bargaining agreements, and organizational policies, principles, practices and methodologies and ensures human resources practices are in compliance with such.

  • Interprets and administers all aspects of collective bargaining agreements, including negotiations and grievances. Works closely with collective bargaining leaders to coordinate and implement bargaining agreement actions.

  • Delivers individual and/or group training presentations on variety of employee relations, labor relations and EEO/AA topics.

  • Facilitates meetings/committees and leads projects, as needed.

  • Investigates grievances, disputes, and employee complaints/concerns. Determines substance of concerns or allegations. Documents and reports findings.

  • Facilitates resolution of labor grievances, disputes, and employee complaints/concerns. Investigates and coordinates arbitrations, mediations and litigations. Documents and reports findings and end results.

  • Designs, develops and conducts internal audits. Recommends and implements appropriate action.

  • Conducts and/or oversees complex formal investigations, compliance reviews and external audits. Acts as liaison between Region, Program Offices, and state and federal agencies.

  • Develops and coordinates training of management negotiation teams. Develops bargaining strategies and proposals.

  • Compiles and distributes EEO/AA reports and statistics.

  • Serves as lead resource and mentor to employee/labor relations staff in areas of orientation and training, technical knowledge and skills development, and issue/problem resolution.

  • Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • Minimum five (5) years of progressive professional human resources and labor relations experience, with emphasis on employee relations, labor relations, collective bargaining, EEO, alternative dispute resolution and/or human resources compliance.

  • Minimum two (2) years of management experience or two (2) years of leadership experience obtained through high level consultative, program administration and/or project management/facilitation accountabilities and demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Labor/Industrial Relations, Human Resources or related field OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.



  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Valid driver's license.



  • Additional Requirements:

  • Experience as chief spokesperson negotiating renewal of existing CBA's as well as first time agreement for newly organized groups.

  • Working knowledge of relevant employment and labor laws and regulations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in conflict resolution, decision making, influence, interpersonal relations, oral communication, problem solving, results orientation, systems thinking, written communication, self-motivated, initiative, detail-oriented, multi-tasking, prioritize, group presentations, group process facilitation, and project management.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in leadership.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in word processing, spreadsheet, and database PC applications.



  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in collective bargaining agreement administration, including negotiation, arbitration, mediation and grievance.

  • Previous management experience.

  • Related experience in healthcare industry.


  • Master's degree or Juris Doctorate in Business Administration, Labor/Industrial Relations, Human Resources or related field OR six (6) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • Primary Location: Hawaii,Honolulu,Dole Service Center 680 Iwilei Rd. Ste. 101 201 Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Human Resources / HRIS Department: Rgnl -HR Mgmt Support Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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