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Employee Relations Specialist

University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC Omaha, NE

Employee Relations Specialist


Vaccination Requirement

The University of Nebraska Medicine Center (UNMC) requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff, and faculty. All employees must be fully vaccinated unless they have requested and been approved for an exemption based on a recognized medical reason, a sincerely held religious belief, or a pre-approved, 100% remote work agreement. Fully vaccinated means having received one dose of a single dose COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) or both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series (Moderna and Pfizer).

As a prospective and/or a new employee at UNMC, you will be/are required to comply with the UNMC’s vaccination protocol. Non-faculty new hires, rehires and transfers will have five (5) days from the date of hire to provide proof of partial or full vaccination or to request a medical or religious exemption. Non-faculty new hires, rehires and transfers with proof of partial vaccination may have up to thirty-five (35) days from the hire date to be in full compliance with this policy. Non-faculty new hires, rehires and transfers who receive a denial of a request for medical or religious exemption will be given five (5) business days from exemption denial notification date to provide proof of compliance with this policy. Non-faculty new hires, rehires and transfers with no approved exemption who fail to comply with this policy will be separated.

EEO Statement:

UNMC is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, including an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Location Omaha, NE
Requisition Number: Staff_12185
Department HR EE Relations & Org Development 50000664
Business Unit Business & Finance
Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular
Work Schedule Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Remote/Telecommuting Yes – partial remote/telecommute opportunity
Position Summary
Investigates and prepares cases involving employee grievances and AA/EEO for assigned Units. Manages ADAA, FMLA and other LOA cases for assigned Units. Coaches managers to investigate and be proactive in matters relating to employee relations, complaints and grievances. Handles highly sensitive information and works closely with Units and external contacts. Facilitates training to Units and manages assigned projects.
Position Details
Posting Category Operations
Working Title Employee Relations Specialist
Job Title Employee Relations Specialist
Salary Grade AB22S
Appointment Type B1 - REG MGR PROF SALARY
Salary Range $54,400 - $81,600/annual
Job Requisition Begin Date 05/04/2023
Application Review Date 05/10/2023
Review Date Information:
Initial application review will begin on the date provided in the field above. Applications received prior to this review date will be considered. Applications received after the review date may be considered.
Required and Preferred Qualifications

Required Education: Bachelor's degree
If any degree major/training is required, please specify the type. (NOTE: Concentration and minors are not equivalent to a major)
Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field
Required Experience 3 years
If any experience is required, please specify what kind of experience:
Employee relations experience
Required License No
If yes, what is the required licensure/certification?
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint
Required Other Computer Applications:
Required Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Excellent communication: written and verbal. 
2. Excellent organizational and analytical skills 
3. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with other employees. 
4. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 
5. Ability to frequently work at fast pace with unscheduled interruptions. 
6. Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality. 
7. Regular attendance and timeliness – Work schedule 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
8. Public contact position requiring appropriate business-like apparel. 
9. Ability to research trends and make recommendations based on trends or change in State and/or Federal laws. 
10. Ability to commit whatever time or effort is required to ensure customer/managers and employees needs are met. 
11. Ability to continuously learn and to pursue self-development through personal study, training and education. 
12. Ability to adapt and embrace change. 
13. Speaks clearly and effectively in one-on-one, in small or large groups, taking into account diversity and culture audience. 
14. Demonstrates a sense of urgency and commitment when handling cases and completes investigations in a timely manner. 
15. Demonstrates ability and willingness to follow through on each case. 
16. Uses empathy when understanding the needs, concerns, and culture of disgruntled or negatively affected customer/employee. 
This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.
Preferred Education: Master's degree
If any degree/training is preferred, please specify the type:
Human Resources or related field
Preferred Experience:
Managing FMLA or other LOA cases. Providing training and instruction.
Preferred License: Yes
If yes, what is the preferred licensure/certification?:
PHR Certification
Preferred Computer Applications: SAP, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Publisher
Preferred Other Computer Applications:
Preferred Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
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EEO Statement

EEO Statement

EEO Statement
The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. UNMC is dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected and included. UNMC does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNMC complies with all local, state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. 

Requisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of three years employee relations experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If you do have a minimum of three years employee relations experience, please elaborate (If No, indicate NA).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Careerlink
    • Employee Referral
    • HERC
    • Indeed
    • Job Fair
    • Lincoln Journal Star
    • Linkedin
    • Omaha World Herald
    • UNMC Job Site
    • Facebook
    • NEWorks
    • Handshake
    • Other
  6. * If Other, please specify the source. Otherwise, indicate NA.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Within the past 6 months, have you been affected by a reduction in force or grant funding expiration with the University of Nebraska Medical Center?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. C.V.
  2. Other Doc

Instant Answers
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Full-time Employee
Date Posted May 5, 2023
Requisition Staff_12185
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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