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WHAT DOES A HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST DO? Human Resources (Employee/Labor Relations) 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) 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 (Federal Labor Relations Authority) regulations, etc. Employee/Labor Relations Specialists 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 absenteeism and grievances, etc.
WHAT IS THE HUMAN CAPITAL ORGANIZATION 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
As a Human Resources Specialist you will:
- Provide authoritative advice and technical guidance to management at all levels 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 National Agreement, MSPB (Merit Systems Protection Board), 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, MSPB (Merit Systems Protection Board) 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 extensive and systematic studies, analyzing such factors as absenteeism, grievances, etc., to identify the nature and extent of employee relations problems.
- Serve as the principal point of contact on labor management matters of concern, including grievances, unfair labor practices, appeals, labor relations training, etc.
- Serve as the ALR (Area Labor Relations Specialist) charged with conducting contract negotiations with NTEU (National Treasury Employees Union); serves as primary point of contact and/or SME (Subject Matter Expert) for various employee/ labor relations committees, groups, areas, etc.
- Independently conducts manager training and outreach on complex issues such as FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act), reasonable accommodations, Due Process requirements, unauthorized disclosure violations, regulatory requirements, and employee tax compliance.
If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov
Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month may be required
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