Responsible for analytical review of the University of Houston benefits programs to ensure tall regulatory compliance standards and requirements are met.
Analyzes hire, termination and benefits data in the UH and ERS PeopleSoft systems for benefits purposes.
Conducts compliance reviews of FMLA cases, in accordance with applicable state and federal law; conducts annual FMLA case audits.
Enters and reviews leave of absence (LOA) data in the University's HRIS system.
Process contributions and withdrawals and approves applications within the University's sick leave benefit plans based on eligibility.
Calculates, reviews and provides reports of leave dates, eligible prior state service, transferable sick and vacation hours and longevity pay. Communicates leave and prior state service information to Payroll and other departments as needed.
Develops and executes timely communications (e.g. website information updates, training materials, and informational fliers), related to benefits and leave administration, for the human resources department and employees.
Responsible for the development and maintenance of monthly and annual benefit and leave administration reports.
Provides accurate financial reporting and billing reconciliation for benefit and retirement programs.
Ensures administration and compliance of Affordable Care Act rules and regulations.
Provides benefit-related information for new employee orientation and other benefit-related training offered to University employees.
Assists with strategic planning of the LOA program and other benefit projects.
May lead complex benefit and leave administration related projects.
Ensures compliance with all HR policies and procedures.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelors and 3 years experience.
Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.
Requires a minimum of three (3) year of directly job-related experience.
Additional Information / Preferred Qualifications:
5 years of experience managing Leave of Absence process including FMLA, military, sick time and disability.
Strong ACA background, someone who’s very fluid in this area.
PeopleSoft experience a plus.
Strong knowledge of benefit processes and systems.
Strong technical skills and attention to detail. Someone who thinks out of the box.
Great time Management and prioritizing skills a plus.
Excellent customer services skills. Strong presentation skills and the ability to interact with top executive constitutes as well as frontline employees.
Comfortable explaining and presenting benefit information in front of large audiences.
Previous experience in higher education a plus
Additional Salary Information: Free health insurance for full-time employees.
Dental. Outstanding Retirement plans, Discounted gym membership, College Program offering compensation for continuing education, On site Day Care Facilities, Tuition scholarships, Discounts to many local restaurants / merchants and much more.
Internal Number: (STA005310)
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the leading public research university in the vibrant international city of Houston. Each year, we educate more than 40,750 students in more than 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, on campus and online. UH awards more than 8,000 degrees annually, with more than 200,000 alumni. UH is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university.