As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for six consecutive years. The Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, a top ranked public policy school, serving over 500 students in three graduate degree programs: Master of Public Administration, Executive Master of Public Administration, and Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management. The school is defined by a tradition of rigorous study, innovative research, and a commitment to public service. Our graduates and faculty provide the ideas, expertise, and leadership that guide government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private companies around the country and throughout the world.The Evans School of Public Policy & Governance has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Human Resources Manager.The Evans School Human Resources Manager serves as a human resource generalist providing professional human resources support to the Dean, faculty, other staff and academic student employees at the Evans School. This position provides leadership and expertise in human resources policies and procedures, employment and employee relations and the payroll function. This position reports to the Director of Finance and Administration.RESPONSIBILITIES:Academic, Staff and Student Human Resources:Provide advice and counsel to supervisors in the recruitment, selection and hiring of professional, classified and student staff. Lead the development and expansion of recruiting a diverse staff. Write and review position descriptions for new and replacement positions and position reviews. Analyze job requirements, determine essential functions and identify criteria to fill specific vacancies. Serve as hiring manager in UWHires.Ensure compliance with federal and state laws, UW policies and procedures, and union contract regulations for faculty, staff and academic student employees and searches. Develop, recommend and monitor Evans School policies and procedures for compliance of UW rules, regulations and best practices.Provide advice and counsel on payroll issues to all Evans School faculty, staff and students, including the Dean, associate and assistant deans and staff supervisors.Oversee Academic Student Employee hiring process, ensuring postings are in compliance with University, union and Evans School policies and procedures, including issuing appointment letters each quarter.Review, monitor and advise on internal equity of staff and temporary faculty positions.Serve as departmental point of contact for central HR resource departments such as AHR, upper campus employee relations, recruitment and employment services, labor relations, compensation and benefits. Investigate circumstances and recommend course of action to supervisor. Answer inquiries for advice or information; maintain effective employee relations. Investigate, mediate and engage in complaint resolution.Working closely with staff leadership and Dean, facilitate annual merit and performance evaluation processes for all staff. Provide consultation and guidance to supervisors in completing forms and conducting effective evaluation meetings. Manage corrective action efforts as needed.Review, provide advice and counsel, and coordinate appointment changes and position reviews for professional and classified staff.Manage disability accommodation process and ensure proper documentation is requested and retained, and employees and supervisors understand applicable policies. Serve as liaison with UW Human Resources as well as the Disability Services Office.Operations:Manage Workday processes, facilitate and provide guidance to managers and staff with questions. Serve as a unit Workday expert.Run Workday reports as needed.Maintain confidential HR documentation in accordance with UW Records Management policies and procedures.Oversee the payroll function to ensure that all employees are hired and paid on time and correctly.Provide initial review of all new appointments, determine appropriate payment mechanisms, and determine compensation levels and payroll titles. Oversee the Evans School timekeeping and leave functions including ensuring compliance with UW policies and recordkeeping. Consult with employees and supervisors who have questions about work schedules and leave, including alternate work arrangements and telecommuting policies. Ensure compliance with Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policies, including approval letters.Communication and Process Improvement:Create content for and maintain Evans School HR online tools, including procedural guidelines and instructions, directory rosters, web-based and downloadable forms, best practice and training materials, templates and links to additional resources. Develop and maintain databases and other tracking tools and utilize data resources available through central units to track human resource information including salary comparisons, staff reports and other information as necessary. Manage documentation process for Evans School Human Resources. Ensure document retention schedules are being adhered to, develop methods to readily access information or documents and research/recommend solutions for sharing information with appropriate Evans School faculty and staff.Training and Development:Work with supervisors to prepare for onboarding of new staff for new Evans School staff. Develop, manage and conduct formal and informal training sessions on University, state and federal policies and procedures. Support and partner with Director of Finance and Administration to provide training and workshops on a variety of topics to enhance supervisor effectiveness and employee retention and satisfaction. Work with leadership staff to coordinate staff professional development and recognition plans. REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor's Degree and three years of increasingly responsible human resources experience. Supervisory experience and working knowledge of applicable federal and state personnel policies, rules, regulations, and laws. Demonstrated ability to communicate in both written and oral forms with all levels of University employees. Ability to work well under pressure, deadlines, and changing priorities. Ability to work independently and have demonstrated strong customer service strengths and problem resolution skills.Ability to work with diverse people with tact, diplomacy, discretion, sensitivity, and confidentiality.Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel) and excellent writing skills.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIRED:University of Washington human resources experience to include knowledge of University personnel policy and procedures for faculty, professional, classified staff, and graduate students.Demonstrated experience in processing/supervision of payroll function. Experience working with Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, Workday, MyFD.Professional human resources certification or equivalent designation.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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