HR COMPENSATION SPECIALIST
|Req #: ||144620 |
|Department: ||COMPENSATION OFFICE |
|Job Location: || University District |
|Job Location Detail: ||Roosevelt Commons West |
|Posting Date: ||04/18/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: || |
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
| The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. |
The Human Resources department's mission is to support UW faculty and staff in successfully meeting the goals of the University by providing high quality and responsive human resources support to foster an exceptional work environment that encourages, nurtures and recognizes the professional development of University employees. The department's vision is to create a premier HR organization whose staff members are dedicated to the goal of working together to provide the highest possible quality of services in carrying out its mission.
The UW Compensation Office is a functional unit within HR that provides compensation and classification expertise to departments of the UW and to UW Medicine. Medical Centers Compensation is the unit within HR Compensation that supports UW Medicine.
The University of Washington's Compensation Office has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Compensation Specialist.
Reporting to the Compensation Manager, Medical Centers, this professional-level position has responsibility for reviewing and evaluating classified and professional staff positions to ensure alignment and compliance with applicable classification and compensation standards and will exercise discretion and independent judgment in effecting, executing, and discharging various aspects of the compensation and classification function for UW Medicine. Primarily focused on providing professional level support, the Compensation Specialist will provide initial review and conduct preliminary research to enable medical centers compensation consultants to expedite position and requisition reviews. In addition, this position will be independently responsible for routine classification reviews and compensation-related actions for temporary positions.
UW HR is in the process of implementing Workday, a new HR payroll and information system is targeted for go-live in summer 2017. *Most Compensation systems and processes will change this year as a result of the transition to operations under the new system.*
The University is a highly complex compensation environment involving multiple unions and labor contracts, civil service employees and civil service rules, professional staff, state regulations, federal laws, and academic and health care accreditation requirements. This incumbent must be able to advise clients who may not fully understand the compensation complexities, helping find solutions to client business needs while adhering to the broad array of compensation requirements. This requires understanding a client's needs and desired outcomes and recommending appropriate solutions. This position functions in a highly complex compensation environment involving multiple unions and various State and Federal regulations.
The incumbent works closely with human resource staff from UW Medicine's HR Operations teams in order to ensure all re-classification requests or requisitions include required documentation. The ability to work effectively with other HR staff and a wide variety of Administrators, Managers and other UW Medicine staff is essential.
Review new and replacement/class change requisitions in UWHIRES for completeness; research and proactively resolve errors, seek out missing information, identify requisitions that may need to go through labor relations review, and facilitate the review process in coordination with the Medical Centers Compensation Consultants.
Conduct review and approval of selected classified staff reallocation requests and requisition reviews, or professional staff position review or requisitions, as assigned.
Review and approve requests for classified staff Temporary Salary Increases (TSIs).
Perform intake of all classification review requests received for Medical Centers Compensation team. Review for completeness, seek out missing information, and research and proactively resolve errors. Accurately enter information into review tracking database and distribute reviews to Medical Centers Compensation Consultants in a timely manner. Receive completed requests, send notifications, and finalize database entry for implementation.
Review and approve requests for professional staff Temporary Pay Increases (TPIs) and Administrative Supplements (ADSs).
Perform Other Compensation Office Duties:
- Participate in compensation and classification related training to further enhance understanding of UW policy, federal and state regulations, and contribute to brainstorming of creative ideas on administering programs that assist in the recruitment, retention and development of staff that meet unit objectives.
- Review literature and applicable state and federal laws/regulations that pertain to compensation practices. This includes responsibility for providing advice and counsel on issues pertaining to the Fair Labor standards Act (FLSA) and establishing the appropriate overtime eligibility status for professional staff positions.
- As a member of the Compensation team, interact, provide suggestions and implement changes to work processes; assist in the development of plans and the implementation of enhancements to the compensation and classification system.
- May assist in participation in compensation surveys, such as the Milliman Northwest Health Care survey, as well as occasional ad hoc surveys by email or telephone.
- Provide general office support, including scanning, filing, SharePoint and common drive maintenance, etc.
| Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or Public Administration or related field. |
Two years of progressively responsible work in Human Resources. Equivalent education and/or experience may apply.
Must demonstrate excellent writing and oral communications skills, customer service skills, and an ability to work within complex organizational structures while maintaining a high level of attention to detail.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| One year of compensation experience including working with job descriptions or classification specifications, evaluating job content, or providing advice on FLSA status. |
Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
Experience with UW's employment software, UWHires.
Experience in job analysis. Familiarity with the University of Washington's professional staff exemptions, application of FLSA including the "salary basis test."
Ability to be pro-active with a "can do" attitude about finding solutions to customer issues.
Ability to change and adapt to rapidly evolving office procedures and administrative systems.
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
| Office environment (cubicles) in Roosevelt Commons West. |
Occasional visits to other buildings in the University of Washington Medical Center or Harborview Medical Center. Free shuttle service is available.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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