Leaves & Workers' Compensation Lead

UCI Health
September 21, 2023
Offerd Salary:$66,700
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Updated: Aug 21, 2023 Location: Orange-Campus Job Type: Department: Medical Center Human Resources

Job Opening ID: 58075

Working Title: Leaves & Workers' Compensation Lead

Department: Medical Center Human Resources

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 008676

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

The UCI Human Resources (HR) enterprise is comprised of three unique business units: Medical Center, Health Sciences, and Main Campus. UCI HR's vision is to empower people to drive a culture of innovation, learning, and service that requires us to enable the success of individuals within the UCI community and those who aspire to join. Workforce Relations provides strategic guidance and oversight across the enterprise in the areas of labor and employee relations, HR investigations, HR policy and compliance, and leaves administration. https: // hr.uci.edu/

The Leaves & Workers' Compensation Lead serves as a critical resource for the team and supports for the Leaves Administration Supervisor. The Lead will serve as the go-to for unique complex issues and escalated cases as well as leading projects, contributing to development of new strategies and programs, and supporting team member development. Assigns caseloads and other tasks to the team. The Lead also manages a caseload and provides indivdiual contributions. Provides subject matter expertise and effectively counsels employees and managers regarding all aspects of disability, leave of absence, workers' compensation, benefit plans, utilization of entitlements under applicable laws and regulations, UC Policies and collective bargaining agreements. Applies highly advance concepts to guide complex analysis, ensures compliance, and evaluates various employee option(s) of significant scope and impact to the University and employee. Applies knowledge of job protected leaves to manage leave of absence (LOA) process for employees. Provides consultation, assistance and manages leave cases. Coordinates with workers' compensation, disability management, benefits, and labor and employee relations.

Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.

$66,700.00 - $118,500.00 (Annual Salary)


Minimum six years of progressive benefits, worker's compensation, leave, and/or like experiences. Professional administrative experience in higher education and understanding of an academic environment with University of California professional experience strongly preferred.

Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Thorough knowledge of FMLA, CFRA, PFL, PDL, Workers Comp, Military Leave, ERISA, HIPAA and applicable state and federal laws. Working knowledge of rules and regulations affecting employee benefit programs. Ability to maintain confidentiality and safeguard information. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively and with confidence. Skill and sensitivity in dealing with others. Ability to handle difficult and complicated issues with professionalism and sound judgement. Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to build relationships, collaborate and problem solve across all levels of the organization. Critical thinking and problem solving skills. Ability to provide high level of service and adapt to shifting priorities. Knowledge of computer databases and Windows software. Ability to effectively utilize case management software. Knowledge of CA workers compensation, and disability insurance programs, such as experience in the administration and counseling of income replacement insurance plans Ability to motivate and develop team members.


Training with an emphasis on worker's compensation, benefits, payroll, other HR related service, call/service center experience, or in other related fields.

PHR/SPHR, SHRM/SHRM-CP, World at Work or like credential (preferred).

Knowledge of state laws pertaining to SDI and federal laws governing SSDI; Knowledge of UCI organization, UC policies, procedures, and structure; Knowledge of UCI payroll personnel system and procedures;Knowledge of and application of UC's Insurance regulations and medical plans. Knowledge of UC or UCI collective bargaining agreements.

Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment
  • The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
  • Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https: // hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

    Closing Statement:

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

    We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

    UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected].

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