Supports the Strategic HR Partner as the leave and accommodation Center of Excellence subject matter expert across the enterprise. Responsible for driving HR excellence across respective service lines in all areas related to leave programs and accommodation management.
Analyze data and provide summary of observations related to leave of absence management- making uses, including identifying trends and/or gaps in the data.
Serve as liaison with leave of absence vendor.
Maintain relationship and ensure quality and service standards are met per vendor contract.
Maintains reasonable communication with employees on leave to facilitate smooth and timely return to work; relays communication between employees and their managers during leave in instances of complex leave requirements or escalations.
Partners with Worker's Compensation and Risk Management to oversee the return-to-work process for employees returning from extended FMLA, workers' compensation, or other leave(s).
Receives, reviews, and provides guidance to leaders and employees on accommodation requests under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Research available accommodations and review the options as part of interactive process.
Drafts and/or recommends revisions to company leave policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Maintains complete and accurate records of leave and accommodation requests in accordance with specified legal requirements and documentation of best practices.
Assist in the identification and development of transitional return to work programs, assisting employees return to work in a safe and timely manner and providing the employee with temporary modified jobs where applicable.
Work with supervisors to adjust workplace accommodations within the scope of return-to-work programs.
Educate department heads on the value of a successful return-to-work program and recommended best practices that will improve their trends and experience.
Mentor departments and explore return-to-work opportunities by providing suggestions of potential modified jobs within their industry.
Identify the functions that are critical to the job and that the employee must be able to perform with or without an accommodation.
Provide organization with recommended best practices that will improve return-to-work trends and experience.
Maintains knowledge/expertise on existing/proposed changes in all regulations; interprets and applies relevant laws, regulations, codes and standards, including making recommendations for work environment changes based on interpretations and principles of professional practices.
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
This position can site within the Geisinger footprint with remote work option, however on-site presence may be required for business needs.
Bachelor's Degree-Related Field of Study (Required)
Minimum of 3 years-Related work experience (Required)
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
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Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.