UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/14/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/23/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Leave of Absence Analyst will serve as an advisor and administrator of leave of absence programs for various leave types (FMLA, CFRA, Pregnancy Disability Leave, STD/LTD, Military, etc.). Communicating effectively and confidentially with employees/supervisors/managers, the analyst will ensure timely, accurate processing of leave of absence requests in accordance with UCSD policies and federal and state employment laws, and will serve as the subject matter expert regarding leave requirements, time off work, return to work and benefits related matters.
Determine eligibility for various leave types requested by employee, and provide employees with required timely notice.
Counsel employees and supervisors concerning qualifications of leave and related employee benefits.
Documents leave management activities in the case management system in a timely, accurate and professional manner.
Verify all medical documentation and FMLA Certification forms, and understand information contained; may require communication with physician's office to clarify content.
Maintain continuous contact with employees on leave and coordinate all aspects of restrictions for work, Fitness for Duty certifications, and Return to Work guidance.
Maintain employee leave records which include confidential medical information in accordance with federal and state laws, and company policies and procedures.
May work with employee relations, worker's compensation and/or accommodations in developing return to work strategies or accommodations under the ADA or ADAAA, when necessary.
Collaborate with Worker's Compensation and Accommodations unit.
Produce and manage reporting metrics and analytics for all leaves.
Contributes to process/service improvements to gain efficiencies and/or enhance the customer experience.
Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in related area plus three (3) years of experience processing and managing leaves of absences.
Demonstrated working knowledge of FMLA, CFRA, PDL, SDI/PFL, ADA, USERRA, ERISA and HIPAA.
Strong written and oral communication skills to explain policies and procedures, and union contract articles as related to leaves of absences.
Proven time management, organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
Ability to work independently and with others, including ability to manage projects effectively, and taking initiative and using sound judgment.
Must have a high degree of confidentiality and demonstrate respect and due diligence in sensitive situations.
Experience working at the University of California system.
Employment is subject to both a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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