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    WHAT IS THE HUMAN CAPITAL OFFICE DIVISION?The HCO mission is to make IRS an employer of choice and a leader in human capital planning and management. It develops strategies and tools for recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a highly skilled and high performing workforce to support the IRS mission.

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    WHAT DOES A HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST DO? Human Resources Specialists provide advice and technical guidance to management on human resources policies and practices affecting working conditions requiring consultation with National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) and that have an impact on labor/management issues. They serve as the point of contact on labor/management issues such as grievances, unfair labor practices, appeals, etc. They research and analyze case law, contracts, precedents, policies, arbitration decisions and guidance, etc. They anticipate management needs and respond to inquiries regarding union and employee rights, implications of arbitration decisions, FLRA regulations, etc. They coordinate and develop management's position on controversial issues. They initiate actions that address problems that result from work performance that infringe on employee rights. They conduct studies, analyzing factors such as turnover, absenteeism, grievances, accidents, etc.

    As a Human Resources Specialist (Employee and Labor Relations) you will:

    • Provide technical guidance to management on the full range of human resources policies, practices, and matters affecting working conditions that require consultation with NTEU (National Treasury Employees Union), including unfair labor practices, disciplinary grievances, and appeals.
    • Research and analyze case law, the contract, precedents, policies, administration handbook and bargaining history, FLRA (Federal Labor Relations Authority), FSIP (Federal Service Impasses Panel), arbitration decisions and guidance to determine negotiability of union proposals.
    • Respond to inquiries from management and anticipate needs regarding union rights, employee rights, implications of recent arbitration decisions, FLRA regulations, etc.
    • Alert management to labor relations' implications in proposed management decisions.
    • Develop and implement methods/approaches that contribute to effective employee/union/management relationships.
    • Conduct systematic studies to develop management interests and respond to union interests at the bargaining table at the national level.

    GS-201-14 LEVEL:

    • Advise and assist the Associate Director in sensitive and confidential matters, including personnel and budget matters. You will consult with senior management and staff on critical organizational and management issues.
    • Assist the Associate Director in planning, organizing, and leading multifunctional efforts to evaluate plans and proposals for projects involving broad areas of work processes, operational practices, and integration between various functional areas.
    • Carry out high-level discussions with representatives of policy-making agencies as well as representatives from Agency-Wide Shared Services (AWSS), Treasury Department, and other agencies concerning significant labor relations issues and the development of labor relations legislation and regulations.
    • Coordinate development of the Division's labor relations strategic plan.
    • Identify management's short/long-term objectives, propose agency policy, and formulate recommendations for a labor relations program strategy that will support the accomplishment of those objectives.
    • Serve as the primary resource for senior executives and managers in matters of interest and provide expert technical advice on a wide variety of highly-complex and potentially sensitive labor relations problems.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1 to 5 Travel Nights per Month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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