Length of Assignment: 
Full-time, Long-term
Location: 
Arlington, VA
Closing Date: 
OPEN
This Position: 

The Employee Relations Specialist is responsible for providing services to support a Federal Agency’s Employee/Labor Relations program, specifically, in employee misconduct, performance remediation, grievances, reasonable accommodation and suitability services.

Responsibilities: 
  • Employee Misconduct Remediation: Develop policies outlining employee conduct expectations, defining acts of misconduct, specifying the responsibilities of supervisors when handling misconduct in the workplace, establishing appropriate actions to be taken, and granting the opportunity for employees to respond to allegations. Services include, but are not limited to: Performing case management; reviewing proposed correspondence for regulatory compliance; serving as an interface with legal staff, union representatives, Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), other appropriate outside agencies, and the appropriate internal agency activities as required.
  • Employee Performance Remediation: Develop processes that address and define corrective actions for departures from acceptable standards of performance established for employees to successfully fulfill the job duties and responsibilities indicated in performance plans. Services include: Performing case management; reviewing proposed correspondence for regulatory compliance; serving as an interface with legal staff, union representatives, DOL, OPM, other appropriate outside agencies, and the appropriate internal agency activities as required.
  • Administrative Grievances and Third-Party Proceedings: Processes and procedures organizations use to objectively review complaints concerning working conditions or employment decisions affecting employees not covered by a labor agreement with a union, and engagement in alternative methods of dispute resolution, as appropriate, (e.g., mediation, fact finding, ombudsman meeting, dispute panels, and facilitated discussion.  Services include, but are not limited to: Providing comprehensive support in disciplinary actions as they relate to complaints, grievances, and appeals; leave administration, recognition and awards, performance management and appraisal, insurance benefits, Thrift Savings Plan, retirements, provide guidance and assistance in completing necessary processes and documentation; providing guidance and assistance in monitoring and assessing the value of or operation of a complaint receipt systems such as an agency complaint hotline, performing case management; assisting in the review of correspondence for regulatory compliance; serving as an interface with legal staff, union representatives, (DOLPM), other appropriate outside agencies, and providing support to the appropriate internal agency activities as required.
  • Reasonable Accommodation Programming support services: Performing case management, screening or assisting in the review of proposed correspondence for regulatory compliance; serving as an interface with legal staff, union representatives, Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), other appropriate outside agencies, and supporting the appropriate internal agency activities as required.
  • Employee Suitability services: Assisting in determining candidate/ employee suitability based on information collected outside of the HR process or within, including interviews, skills assessment, skills testing and resume review. (EAP Employee Assistance Programs.
Requirements: 
  • A Bachelor's degree and at least six years of in-depth Federal employee & labor relations experience
  • 10 years Federal employee & labor relations experience may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree

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