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    WHAT IS THE HUMAN CAPITAL OFFICE (HCO) 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:

    GS-0201-07/09/11/12 LEVELS:

    • 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.
    • 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

    Travel Required

    25% or less - 1 to 5 Nights Per Month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/598719200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.