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Labor and Employee Relations Specialist/Coordinator

Company: University of Illinois
Location: Urbana
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Labor and Employee Relations Specialist/Coordinator

System Human Resource Services
Posting Category:

Serves as the point of contact for System Office/system-level grievances. This position conducts system-level grievances and investigates grievances filed by employees from the UI campuses; system office investigations; mediations, reviews policies and makes recommendations related to labor relations, grievance administration; conducts research and makes recommendations on related human resources topics and assists the Assistant/Associate Director for DEI&B with system-wide EEO, diversity and compliance requirements.

Additional responsibilities included:

Perform the system-level grievance appeal process and serve as the Senior Associate VP/CHRO's designee for grievance hearings by conducting independent investigations of grievances.
Consult with university staff, university administrators, and union representatives to obtain information and documentation needed to render system-level grievance responses.
Serve as a mediator for employee relations matters and conflict resolution for system office units.
Manage the formal complaint process and serve as a point of contact in determining the appropriate processes based on the nature of the complaint. Coordinate the investigative process and serve as an investigator.
Research topics and issues related to labor and employee relations and offer recommendations regarding policies and procedures for resolving issues identified as part of the grievance and complaint processes.
Conduct research, gather data and analyze information regarding nondiscrimination, affirmative action, and diversity and then provide recommendations for improving processes and/or ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws as well as University policies.
Oversee the Ethics Training Discipline phase for all three universities and the system office.
Ensure compliance with the Records Retention Plan by managing the grievance, discharge, and job search recordkeeping process.
Serve as a mediator for resolution of informal complaints and/or conflicts.
Assist with maintaining and updating content in the Diversity section of the System HR website.
Respond to data requests for internal and external institutional reporting requirements related to EEO, ADA, Accessibility, Title VII, Title IX, and other related requests.


Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

Two to five years of experience in human resource administration or related experience that demonstrates the application of laws to policies and procedures and/or demonstrated experience in employee relations, labor relations, or equal opportunity and knowledge/experience in human resource systems.
Knowledge of state and federal employment law.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong analytical skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft applications.

Preferred: 1. SHRM-CP or SHRM-SP 2. Formal training and/or certification in mediation or investigations.
Appointment Information
This is a full-time, 12-month Academic Professional position.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
For full consideration, candidates must apply and submit a letter of application, resume, and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references by 6 pm on 11/28/2022 or visit

System Human Resource Services
(217) 333-2600

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the System Human Resource Services, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at 217-333-2600, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 9000392
Job Category: Academic Professional
Campus Location: Urbana%56461364%

Keywords: University of Illinois, Champaign , Labor and Employee Relations Specialist/Coordinator, Other , Urbana, Illinois

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