Job Overview

Summary

IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. 

The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.  The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations, and with libraries and museums throughout the United States to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. This position has the responsibility for a full range of Human Resource operational services to the Institute and its component offices.  This position serves as the project leader and principal analyst responsible for agency-wide employee relations and HR policy initiatives. Prepares guidance or regulations to reflect new policies and procedures mandated by

other

Federal agencies.  Develop policy, program objectives and IMLS implementation plans to achieve human

resources

management goals.  Evaluates human resources program consistency and recommends changes or modifications, as appropriate. Conducts evaluations and/or audits of human capital programs and initiatives to determine compliance with policy and/or regulation and effectiveness of new programs. Participates in grievance meetings and in negotiations.  Provides expert advice and technical assistance to IMLS management, including Human Resource (HR) officials. Serves as the agency's employee relations and leave expert. Reviews laws and regulations to make recommendations for changes in agency policies. 

Duties

This position is responsible for expert advice and technical assistance to IMLS management, including Human Resource (HR) officials. Serves as the agency's employee relations and leave expert. Reviews laws and regulations to make recommendations for changes in agency policies.  One will be the resident functional expert for the Employee Relations (ER) programs. Reviews issuances from OPM and develops guidance and instructions for use by the agency. Trains agency employee’s on new guidance and monitors the implementation of new guidance to ensure general consistency across the agency. . Reviews or initiates reviews of ER situations to identify discrepancies and ensure corrective action is taken. Coordinates the request and collection of proper data and information with the appropriate parties; determines the proper response to all parties.  Serves as a specialist/troubleshooter with a responsibility for providing advice to the HR Director on very sensitive or difficult problems that are presented by all staff levels of the agency.  Serves as the liaison between employees and senior management for resolution of human resource matters.  In addition, one will provide expert level support and assistance to the Office of Human Resources and senior staff to include two or more functional areas of position classification, compensation, recruitment and placement, employee relations, incentive awards programs, and workforce shaping/

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