Senior Workforce & Labor Relations Consultant - Sutter Health - Sacramento, CA

16 Oct 2017 9:43 PM | Anonymous

Senior Workforce & Labor Relations Consultant - Sacramento, CA

Provide a wide range of senior level employee relations and labor relations support.  Identify, investigate, and resolve union and employee issues including escalated grievances (arbitration and mediation stage), work environment scans and investigations that are deemed to be conducted external from the affiliate/region.  Provide guidance to Human Resource Business Partners (HRBP's) and Sutter Shared Services (S3) on policy and CBA interpretation and on complex employee relation issues including terminations.    As appropriate, represent Sutter Health in grievance, mediation, arbitration hearings or other labor or employment-related administrative proceedings. Actively participate in and/ or lead the development of employee engagement/proactive employee relations programs supporting the overall employee value proposition and support affiliates with implementation of the programs.  Function as lead on the development and analysis of bargaining proposals while assessing the potential impact on Sutter Health policies and programs, and statutory and regulatory operations and compliance.  Based on assignment, negotiate contracts, including those that are complex/ challenging/ politically sensitive, with a strategic focus on overall organizational objectives and conduct effects bargaining.  As a part of the bargaining process, communicate with managers of bargaining unit employees regarding contract interpretation, policy interpretation and compliance.  Represent affiliates during organizing campaigns including overall management of the campaign and its elements.  Lead assigned projects for system-wide solution.

Education: BA/BS degree in HR, Business Administration or Pyschology, or equivalent experience required. MA/MS degree desired.

Experience:  Requires an educational background in Human Resources, as would normally be acquired through a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or Psychology or the equivalent as obtained through a human resources position as typically acquired in 6 or more years of experience. Must have experience demonstrating the ability to develop, implement and administer human resources programs.  Healthcare system experience is helpful, particularly in a multiple stakeholder environment.  Must have demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group of management and staff to achieve desired outcome results as well as to manage large projects and initiate/ implement/ administer diverse programs. Experience in facilitating and leading mediation required. Experience serving as second chair during negotiations required. Lead negotiator and campaign experience preferred.

Knowledge:  Knowledge of Labor Relations and Employment laws and processes is required, as is a contemporary “human resources” perspective of labor relations.  Knowledge of employment and employee relations, regulations, law and processes are required.   Must be able to represent Labor Relations in an influential and persuasive way in dealing with a broad range of Labor Relations and Human Resources issues. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of all areas Human Resources, including compensation, benefits, recruitment, workforce planning, HRIS/e human resources, and training & development.  Knowledge of dispute resolutions and mediation techniques. Must have extensive knowledge of how to lead labor negotiations. Must have familiarity with a variety of issues that impact workplace performance and programs impacting the employee value proposition.

Required Skills: Must have the skills to effectively lead change and transition.  Requires strong collaboration skills to facilitate open sharing of information between various areas of functional expertise within the system and the affiliates.  Demonstrated ability to effectively manage/recommend through functional (vs. line) leadership and personal influence to achieve a positive effect.  Exceptional written and verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills are required to establish and maintain highly effective working relationships in an extremely fast paced and demanding work environment.  Strong analytical and conceptual skills.  Ability to develop creative solutions.  Must have demonstrated organizational skills with a keen attention to detail and the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and projects within given timelines.

Primary Location: California, Greater Sacramento Area, Sacramento
Organization: Sutter Health System Office
Employee Status: Regular
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: None
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

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