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249 Glenwood Road
Duties Description PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) provides high-quality, person centered services, supports and advocacy to approximately 120,000+ individuals with developmental disabilities in New York State. We are guided in our interactions with the people we serve and each other by compassion, dignity, diversity, excellence and honesty.
As the representative of The Employee Relations Office (ERO) at the local level, the Human Resources Specialist 1 is responsible for the administration of bargaining unit contract agreements with the public employees’ unions, (CSEA, PEF, NYSCOPBA and Council 82). ERO represents the OPWDD’s Commissioner in the administration of collective bargaining agreements with more than 20,000 state employees. As the Commissioner’s representative in employee relations matters, ERO oversees the statewide disciplinary processes of OPWDD employees. ERO answers and resolves grievances that are appealed to 2nd step and beyond. ERO provides advice to human resources professionals related to contract administration issues. ERO offers training to human resource professionals and supervisors in Employee Relations issues such as performance evaluation, grievances, counseling and discipline. ERO meets with representatives from the unions to resolve matters of mutual concern (Labor Management Meetings).
Under the supervision of the Human Resources Specialist 2 Labor Relations, the Human Resources Specialist 1 will be responsible for:
• Gather evidence from State Operations, Internal Investigation, Justice Center to make recommendation to place employee on Administrative Leave within 72 hours of incident.
• Case management of all OPWDD employees who are on administrative leave to ensure that the fewest number of employees are on administrative leave for the shortest duration of time.
• Facilitate discussions case by case to determine the necessity of keeping an employee on administrative leave or returning them to work.
• Maintain database of recommendations regarding employees’ status on Administrative Leave.
• Coordinate, schedule, and attend interrogations for Justice Center investigations.
• Investigate alleged employee misconduct, unusual incident reports, fact finding issues including gathering witness statements and documents, conducting interrogations, and writing investigative report.
• Track and maintain database on employee tardiness and absenteeism.
• Prepare and present CSEA Time and Attendance cases at Time and Attendance Panel. Facilitate settlement as appropriate.
• Conduct Step 1 hearings for contract and non-contract grievances.
• Receive all employee arrest notifications, gather necessary documentation and submit to Central Office Employee Relations.
• Provide technical advice and assistance to Management regarding interpretation and application of negotiated agreements, Civil Service Law, Department policies and procedures.
Additional Comments • All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
• Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Central Office at (518) 402-7644 or Email at Affirmative.Action@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.
• OPWDD participates in Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs. For more information go to: www.studentaid.ed.gov/publicservice.
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Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Submit Response to Posting form, cover letter, and résumé by December 11, 2018 to:
Broome DDSOO Human Resources Office
249 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905
Please reference EOA #181211A in all correspondence.