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Location: Wailuku, HI Job Number: 922843 Date posted: 01/08/2021

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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 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. 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. Provides input to bargaining strategies and proposals. Develops and delivers individual and/or group training presentations on variety of employee relations, labor relations and EEO/AA topics.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Plans, implements and provides on-going maintenance of 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.

  • Analyzes Business Unit needs; anticipates potential barriers due to union, contractual or legal constraints; acts quickly to generate alternative approaches or strategies; provides long-term and broad views regarding labor implications of business decisions; plans, creates and implements strategies to attain goals.

  • Develops and 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. Assists in administering corrective action plans

  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with Unions

  • Ensures thorough case management to minimize liability and achieve fair and appropriate outcomes to disputes.

  • Facilitates resolution of labor grievances, disputes, and employee complaints/concerns.

  • Assists in coordinating arbitrations, mediations and litigations. Documents and reports findings and end results.

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

  • Conducts, participates in and/or oversees complex formal investigations, compliance reviews and external audits. Acts as liaison between Kaiser Permanente and state and federal agencies.

  • Compiles and distributes EEO/AA reports and statistics.

  • Provides training to management negotiation teams. Provides input to bargaining strategies and proposals.  

  • Participates in negotiations as directed by the Director, Human Resources

  • Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • Minimum four (4) years of progressive professional human resources experience, with emphasis on employee relations, labor relations, collective bargaining, EEO, alternative dispute resolution and/or human resources compliance or related experience.

  • Education

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration with emphasis in human resources, labor relations, or related field, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Valid driver's license.


  • Additional Requirements:

  • 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.

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


  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous management experience.

  • Related experience in healthcare industry. 

  • Master's degree in business administration, with emphasis in human resources, labor relations, or related field.
  • Primary Location: Hawaii,Wailuku,Maui Memorial - Cottage Buildings Additional Locations: United States Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: variable Working Hours Start: variable Working Hours End: variable Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-MHS-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Human Resources / HRIS Department: Regional HR -Employee and Labor Relations Travel: Yes, 10 % 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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