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Sr. Employee Relations Consultant

  • Location: Fort Worth, TX
  • Salary:
  • Posted: Aug 29

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Job Summary:
The Senior Employee Relations Consultant provides a full range of employee relations services to the campus community, including consultation and support to management and employees through analysis and interpretation of University policies and procedures, review of applicable employment and labor laws, providing objective problem-solving and decision-making assistance as well as mediation and conflict resolution services. A flexible work schedule is required.
Duties and Essential Job Functions:
Serves as an initial contact for individuals seeking advice on employee relations matters by providing coaching and counsel to employees and managers; serves as an objective problem solver; provides direction on and reinforces consistent and equitable application of employment regulations, laws and TCU policies/procedures; conducts audits; identifies and reports compliance issues; coordinates issues with appropriate resources to help identify a successful conclusion.
Facilitates communications and fostering effective working relationships with employees at all levels and functions, balancing employee advocacy with stewardship of University's needs, goals and values; strives to resolve internal conflict informally through appropriate conflict management and mediation techniques; provides direction and support to TCU staff, faculty and administration regarding personal and institutional complaints and issues; collaborates with managers and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
Consults with managers to develop workplace and job expectations and to address performance issues of employees; assists with clarifying goals and objectives; provides counsel related to documenting, coaching and training; assists with preparing and reviewing formal corrective actions documents, including performance improvement plans; provides strategies for resolving complex and critical employment matters. Conducts effective, thorough and objective employment-related investigations. Writes and maintains clearly-articulated documents related to various disciplinary matters, including but not limited to notes, incident reports, formal corrective action documents/plans and investigations reports.
Supports compliance with ADA by providing counsel, reviewing accommodation requests, communicating decisions with employees/supervisors, and ensuring implementation of determined accommodations. Promotes training and advice to management in preventing and/or addressing such claims or requests. Coordinates all aspects of the performance appraisal process; prepares communications and provides training to employees to ensure timely and complete information is provided; tracks appraisals and consults with supervisors and Employee Relations Director as appropriate.
Identifies employee relations training for departments and individual coaching needs; develops, implements, and delivers training in coordination with Organizational Development. Coordinates all aspects of the exit interview program; prepares surveys, meets with employees, compiles feedback and maintains program metrics. Assists with the review and development of new as well as revisions to existing policies/procedures and employee handbook based on business trends and regulatory updates.
Analyzes current processes and procedures and recommends updates to achieve a more effective work flow; regularly maintains process and procedural documentation. Represents the department and the institution by serving on University committees, communicating with third-party agencies, and attending community-based programs. Serves as a proxy in the absence of the Director. Assists with the identification of and implementation of projects and programs. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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