This classification provides support to the University Human Resources (UHR) Division and is responsible for performing specialized administrative and general professional level human resources activities. Positions allocated to this classification will perform work in at least two of the following functional areas: benefits, compensation, classification, employment, employee/labor relations, HRIS, organization development, learning, recruitment, recordkeeping, and talent acquisition. This includes working with related federal laws including but not limited to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Affordable Care Act (ACA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Public Employment Relations Act (PERA), and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Some positions may also perform work in human-resources-related programs such as affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and unemployment compensation.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform a wide variety of professional, technical, administrative, and office support duties.
May coordinate the in-take process of new hires/rehired employees.
Enter, update, and/or retrieve information from various automated human resource systems and traditional recordkeeping systems.
Establish, maintain, and update UHR databases and generate human resources reports.
May research, compile and analyze data for special human resources projects and reports.
Answer/resolve human resources-related inquiries, providing internal and external customers with complete and accurate information based on University policies and procedures.
May originate, compose, and prepare letters, action forms, and other correspondence.
Coordinate and oversee human resources record-keeping.
May coordinate budget billing and reconciliations including budget transfers.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, or related behavioral science field, or eight years' work experience or the combination of education and work experience that enables the performance of all aspects of the position is required.
Working knowledge of Human Resources principles and practices, typically acquired through at least one year of work experience in a Human Resources related position or through the combination of graduate course work or related internship experience is required.
Detailed-oriented with strong organizational and project management skills is required.
Ability to prioritize and work simultaneously on multiple projects, adhering to budgets and deadlines is required.
Excellent communication and customer service skills, and the ability to interact positively and effectively with a diverse group of applicants, candidates, hiring authorities and others is required.
Personal computing skills, including working knowledge of word processing and statistical and data base management software applications is required. (Knowledge of Microsoft, Access, Word and Excel is required). Proficiency with Crystal or Argos report-writing tools, and Banner ERP is preferred.
Familiarity with the Affordable Care Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and EEO laws and regulations is preferred.
Must maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive documents and information with appropriate discretion and sense of urgency.
Experience working in a unionized environment is preferred.
Internal Number: 8662
About Eastern Michigan University
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.