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Labor Relations Representative, Central Human Resources- multiple openings (0495U, 8080U, 8079U)
University of California Berkeley


Date Posted Nov. 11, 2019
Title Labor Relations Representative, Central Human Resources- multiple openings (0495U, 8080U, 8079U)
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Professional Staff
  • Human Resources
 
 


Labor Relations Representative, Central Human Resources- multiple openings (0495U, 8080U, 8079U)

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles
, our Principles of Community,
and our Strategic Plan.


Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 20, 2019

Departmental Overview

Central Human Resources is valued as UC Berkeley's proactive people partner while utilizing the following HR Strategies:

One HR:
  • Bring clarity and efficiency to HR processes and structures through cross-team collaboration and transparent communication.


People:
  • Use development opportunities beyond training to create deeper engagement, higher trust and better performance.


Culture:
  • Apply Berkeley brand to developing a shared enterprise contributor mindset among all employees.


Responsibilities

The Labor Relations Representative will be hired at the Labor Relations Representative 4, 3 or 2 classification based on experience, qualifications, and education.

Labor Relations Representative 4 (LR4, 0495U):
  • Applies highly advanced labor relations concepts to represent the campus's objectives at the bargaining table and has authority to make binding agreements with local unions, utilizing an understanding of campus goals and priorities.
  • Conducts and guides local negotiations in various bargaining units.
  • Represents the campus as a participant in system-wide bargaining, and has authority to commit campus to system-wide agreements.
  • May lead a team to build consensus in a collaborative manner among diverse entities (for example, campus management, employees, union representatives).
  • Responsible for administering highly complex collective bargaining agreements and for interpreting the agreements.
  • Works with campus senior management to recommend campus position on settlement options.
  • Represents the campus in proceedings, grievances and arbitrations.
  • Advises campus managers and human resource professionals on labor relations and employment law implications relating to highly complex individual and campus-wide issues or courses of action.
  • Works in a highly collaborative manner with others across the organization, external contacts of significance, and members of campus management at all levels.
  • Leads and conducts extremely complex and varied analysis of issues or concepts and develops resulting recommendations.
  • Functions in a lead capacity.


Labor Relations Representative 3 (LR3, 8080U):
  • Under general supervision, handles Public Records Act and Request for Information and other related requests from campus constituents, outside agencies or unions in a timely manner and within prescribed compliance guidelines.
  • Under general supervision, prepares notices to unions, reviews requests from unions and works with designated Labor Advocates or Policy and Practice staff members to ensure a timely and appropriate response.
  • Under general supervision handles moderately medium to complex grievances and questions of a specific group of unionized employees to problem solve on a variety of issues.
  • Works on projects or other requests by the Director, Labor Advocates or Policy & Practice team members while prioritizing work assignments and conducting moderately complex analyses.
  • Works in a collaborative manner with diverse entities across the campus organization.
  • Prepares reports concerning the type and frequency of problems and their solutions including input of data into databases.
  • Ensures managers are in compliance with policies and contract provisions.
  • Analyzes situations that are moderate in scope and complexity and a variety of factors to determine most effective bargaining strategy working in tandem with internal teams.


Labor Relations Representative 2 (LR3, 8079U):
  • Under general supervision handles moderately complex grievances and questions of a specific group of unionized employees to problem solve on a variety of issues.
  • Analyzes situations that are moderate in scope and complexity and a variety of factors to determine most effective bargaining strategy.


Contract and Policy Administration:
  • Analytical & project management responsibility to administer response on collective bargaining, HEERA, & informational obligations.
  • Central person in Labor Relations Dept. for all union access issues; coordinate/draft LR Manager responses to union authorities regarding these issues.
  • Independently coordinate response for contract obligations through independent assessment/analysis.
  • Analyze/assess need for response to requests for information on matters through independent analysis/research to ensure accuracy.
  • Administer/monitor contractual job steward activity.
  • Monitor HEERA, unit exclusion, access violation, employee organization registration by Policy & advise office of record of required changes.
  • Independently determine need to provide notice to employee organizations, taking into consideration HEERA, past practice &/or University management for all contracts/Policy.
  • Independently analyze proposed policy, procedural & work related changes to determine notice requirements/research alternatives to determine response.
  • Analyze reporting/tracking needs & develop mechanisms for executive level reporting.
  • Utilize current program to provide interpretive/trending analysis utilizing various technologies to create reports/identify trends
  • Works in a collaborative manner with diverse entities across the organization.


Relations with Employee Unions:
  • Maintain appropriate union/management relations through all forms of communication with union reps.
  • Responsible to respond to union requests on bargaining & non-grievance matters. Independently analyze data & assess information for release according to relevant records laws, practices, & HEERA.
  • Provide interpretation of Policy & labor contracts regarding rights of unions to access/represent employees & organizing strategies, referring to HEERA principles. In collaboration with LR consultants, conduct labor management meetings, provide research/recommendations in resolution of complex personnel matters.
  • Independently initiate meet & confer/discuss meetings with union organizations, including analysis/assessment & identifying strategy to respond & to convey management's objectives.
  • Collaborate with Compensation to conduct meetings with unions regarding comp. actions;
  • Research & respond to requests for information, recommend solutions to address union challenges, provide logistical support. Independently assure monitoring of system-wide program announcements & ensure notice to local bargaining units.
  • Prepares reports concerning the type and frequency of problems and their solutions.
  • Independently determine need to prepare original or customized communications to management & employees on bargaining, contract interpretation, accretion information, HR issues/updates & instructions for implementation of contract/policy provisions (both confidential/non-confidential communications). Independently respond to communications inquiries.
  • Facilitate collaboration with LR Consultants to prepare post-bargaining session updates for management/supervisors, includes preparation of confidential details for Executive Director & Executive Management.
  • Responsible for drafting response to union activity in collaboration with the LR Manager.
  • Designated lead for Labor Relations website maintenance.
  • Solely responsible for maintaining website design & managing content, including updating union contracts, policy manuals, posted staff department assignments, documents/links, etc.
  • Ensures managers are in compliance with policies and contract provisions.


Special Projects, Training:
  • Independently or in collaboration with consultant, prepare & conduct training to supervisors/managers regarding collective bargaining issues, contracts & policy/contract compliance.
  • Manage &/or support special research projects & assignments that require data collection, critical thinking, analysis, communication, & reporting.
  • Assist in administrative, analytical & back-up support to other Labor Relations Representatives in the department.


Required Qualifications

Labor Relations Representative 4 (LR4, 0495U):
  • Possesses advanced analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of campus policies and procedures; advanced knowledge of functional area and understands how work impacts other areas in Human Resources and the campus.
  • Has advanced knowledge of labor/employment law and the principles and techniques of labor negotiations.
  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of the principles of advocacy in order to represent the campus in complex and sensitive dispute forums.
  • Has advanced knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and court decisions regarding employment related matters.
  • Possesses specialized knowledge within labor relations field.
  • Demonstrates skills necessary to bargain and represent the campus' interests effectively.
  • Demonstrates ability to lead and mentor other labor relations professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle extremely difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively.


Education/Training:
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.


Labor Relations Representative 3 (LR3, 8080U):
  • Demonstrates analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of the principles of advocacy in order to assist with preparations for representing the campus in various dispute forums.
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies; and work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Knowledge of campus policies and procedures, or ability to learn.
  • Knowledge of labor/employment law.
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and court decisions regarding employment related matters.
  • Demonstrates skills relating to bargaining strategies that will lead to desired outcomes for multiple entities.
  • Knowledge of other areas of human resources.
  • Demonstrates ability to handle difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively.


Education/Training:
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.


Labor Relations Representative 2 (LR3, 8079U):


  • Demonstrates analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of campus policies and procedures, or ability to learn.
  • Knowledge of labor/employment law.
  • Knowledge of the principles of advocacy in order to represent the campus in various dispute forums.
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and court decisions regarding employment related matters.
  • Demonstrates skills relating to bargaining strategies that will lead to desired outcomes for multiple entities.
  • Knowledge of other areas of human resources.
  • Demonstrates interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to handle difficult or volatile situations/individuals effectively.
  • Experience with Human Resources, Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining in a union environment.
  • General knowledge of labor and employment laws, including other public sector labor laws, National Labor Relations Act, Labor Code, Fair Labor Standards Act, etc., including recent developments and practices, applicability to the public sector.
  • General knowledge of the Information Practices Act, Public Records Act or HEERA requirements for information release, including release of personnel type records, creation of data for bargaining.
  • Demonstrates ability to write detailed, well organized, concise, analytical reports, procedures, web content and training documents.
  • Demonstrates skill or ability to analyze labor relations information, problems, situations, practices and/or procedures to define the problem or objective; identify relevant concerns, identity patterns and relationships, formulate logical and objective conclusions and recognize alternatives and their implications.
  • Extensive organizational skills to independently manage and prioritize multiple tasks and priorities with conflicting deadlines.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with all levels of the UC Berkeley community, system-wide and with outside professionals.
  • Experience in a customer service environment including skills to handle difficult and sensitive matters
  • Ability to work with a high degree of confidentiality and independent judgment.
  • Strong Skill and ability to communicate with a high level of professionalism, clarity, accuracy.
  • Ability to maintain a service focus in work assignments and convey that in all written, oral and electronic communications.
  • Proactively provides customers with a complete understanding of processes and possible outcomes.
  • Skills to independently manage, organize and prioritize work to achieve timely progress on simultaneous projects, distribute efforts appropriately among competing projects, meet deadlines, and maintain a high level of productivity.
  • Demonstrates skills and ability to actively listen, observe, identify information requested, ask questions to understand and appreciate diverse perspectives, interests, and underlying needs of others, responding appropriately to a wide variety of requests.
  • Technical skill and ability to accurately utilize the MS Office suite of business software application, Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.
  • Experience with labor and employment laws, including other public sector labor laws, National Labor Relations Act, Labor Code, Fair Labor Standards Act, Information Practices Act, Public Records Act or HEERA requirements for information release.


Education/Training:
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.


Preferred Qualifications

Labor Relations Representative 3 (LR3, 8080U):
  • Prior UC or higher education in Labor Relations a plus.
  • Prior Public Agency experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of Public Records Act a plus.


Labor Relations Representative 2 (LR3, 8079U):
  • Ability to monitor, enter, review and utilize necessary database information.
  • Knowledge of University of California System-wide personnel practices, policies, procedures and a wide variety of labor contracts and agreements; skill to apply policy and practices.
  • Experience with University of California systems and programs.
  • Ability to learn, master and utilize new applications as they become available.





Salary & Benefits

LR 4 annual salary will commensurate with experience, training, and education- up to $140,000 anually.

LR 3 annual salary will commensurate with experience, training, and education- up to 120,000 annually.

LR 2 is a non-exempt position. Hourly rate of pay to commensurate with experience, training, and education- up to $45.50 hourly.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This position will be hired at the LR 2, LR 3, or LR 4 level based on experience and qualifications.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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