Manager, Labor Relations University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: 36427 Salary: Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience.
Position Description: Reporting to the Director--Employee and Labor Relations, Campus Human Resources (CHR), the Manager, Labor Relations represents the University in collective-bargaining negotiations, labor arbitrations, internal administrative hearings, and proceedings before the California Public Employment Relations Board.
Supervises Employee & Labor Relations Advocates who are high-level professional staff, most of whom are licensed attorneys, with an in-depth understanding of all areas related to labor relations and human resources. They are assigned to specific exclusive representatives (unions) and are responsible for the day-to-day administration of their respective contracts. Collaborate with Employee & Labor Relations colleagues and the Director on an as-needed basis as issues arise. Expected to exercise a high level of independent judgement in areas of responsibility.
Works collaboratively and establish highly effective working relationships with campus clients to resolve a full range of HR-related issues on a project-by-project basis.
Partners with Director on strategic planning initiatives, collective-bargaining strategy and contract administration, policy implementation, and staffing needs. Represents the Director and department at campus-wide and system-wide meetings and trainings, as requested.
Evaluates the merits of employee complaints (grievances, administrative reviews, and unfair labor practice charges) by interviewing witnesses, reviewing policies and relevant documentation, contracts, conducting complex legal research, and identifying strategies for the University's response. Provides consultation services to University management, employees, and designated representatives including analysis and interpretation of University policies and procedures and applicable employment and labor law, contract administration, organizational development, problem-solving and decision-making assistance and conflict resolution services. Participates in and leads supervisory/management training activities, including seminar design and facilitation on labor relations issues.
Coach and counsel managers and employees in clarifying goals and objectives, enhancing problem solving, planning, and communication skills. Conducts workplace investigations. Performs other duties as assigned. Occasional travel is required.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.