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Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
EEO/Employee Relations Specialist
Houston, TX 77022 United States
Employee Relations Specialist
Labor Relations Specialist
Responsible for providing professional level expertise in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Employee Relations (ER), and Title VI/LEP (Limited English Proficiency). Ensure compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Department of Labor (DOL) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations through on-going activities and projects using discretionary measures in handling of confidential information. Assists with the investigation and resolution of EEO, Title VI and Employee Relations complaints. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Investigates and analyzes internal EEO (Title VII) and employee relations complaints and documentation and develop recommendations to management.
Responsible for the downloading, investigation and resolution of Title VI complaints.
Coordinates preparation of EEO/Affirmative Action Plan and Title VI Report for submission to the FTA.
Assists with communication and monitoring of METRO’s Affirmative Action Plan.
Analyzes current programs and develops action-oriented programs and/or procedures to further organizational commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity.
Assists with the development and facilitation of mandatory compliance training.
Develops Title VI and EEO analytical reports and provide detailed statistical and data analysis.
Designs and implements audit and reporting systems to monitor EEO progress and provide data to senior management.
Reviews current employment policies, practices and procedures to ensure compliance with current and pending regulations.
Presents EEO information at new hire orientation.
Benchmarks with other companies to develop and implement methods to improve employee engagement.
Guides managers through the performance improvement process.
Provides guidance to managers on performance problems, employee issues, disciplinary actions, terminations etc.
Assists with development and facilitation of Employee Relations supervisory training.
Conducts exit interviews; compile, analyze and develop quarterly report.
Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education, training, experience:
Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related field.
Minimum five (5) years professional experience in the area of employment law, compliance, EEO, Employee Relations, and/or other HR Generalist areas. Experience with conducting EEO/ER investigations and preparation and monitoring of Affirmative Action Plans required. Experience with EEOC and/or OFCCP regulations a plus.
Knowledge of employment law and the ability to analyze large amounts of information and apply relevant employment laws. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficient computer skills; Microsoft Office and HRIS systems. PHR/SPHR certification preferred.
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