The primary focus of this classification is to administer, maintain, and provide ongoing support for the University's Total Rewards program, compensation, classification, and benefits. Under general direction, this classification will play a key role in the implementation and on-going advocacy of the total rewards strategy, as part of the larger HR strategy.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides support for the design/modification, implementation, and administration of classification/compensation programs including an assortment of base pay structures (e.g. pay for performance; broadband; step rates; longevity) for a variety of classifications. Assists with the evaluation of existing and proposed jobs and classify according to levels of responsibility.
Ensures that EMU compensation and pay practices are compliant with all pertinent regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, those enforced by Department of Labor such as FLSA, Wage and Hour regulations. Research and analyze laws, regulations, policies applicable to human resources compensation and benefits.
Maintains the University's online classification specification directory.
Manages the annual compensation cycle including market pricing, salary range development and review, salary budgeting and administration of merit increase and contribute to the continuous improvement of the compensation process and workflow.
Completes salary surveys for exempt and non-exempt positions and works on classifications, job evaluations, job analysis to analyze compensation, and competitive pay practices and trends.
Works closely with the HR Business Partners in advising department mangers on the appropriate classifications in projected reorganizations, including classification criteria, pay determination and salary administration.
Manages total rewards communication projects, such as total rewards statements, departmental web postings and on-line Total Rewards Communication Portal content design and updates.
Provides day to day benefits support and administration, assists with benefit plan design and vendor management.
Analyzes benefits and compensation data and compiles reports, documentation and other materials needed for collective bargaining negotiations.
Develops and analyzes metrics for total rewards unit under the guidance of Director of Total Rewards and VP of University Human Resources.
Provides regular reports and updates on spending and total rewards budget management and creates reports and recommendations on budget, utilization, communications and overall effectiveness.
Develops quality control processes and document procedures to streamline processes and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and collaborate with HR Business Partners to educate Managers.
Participates in cross-functional teams and undertake special projects of moderate complexity related to Compensation and Benefits.
Provides exceptional customer service to both internal and external customers. Performs related Departmental duties as required and assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Organizational Development, Business Administration, or related field is required. Master's degree and/or professional human resources certification is preferred.
A combined total of two or more years of progressively responsible work experience in two of the following areas of human resources is required: classification, compensation, benefits, or HRIS.
Familiarity with salary surveys and market pricing is required. Demonstrated experience in successfully managing multiple tasks and complex projects simultaneously is required.
Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and make decisions independently using rational judgment is required.
Professional certifications in one or more areas of HR administration preferred (i.e., CCP, PHR, SHRM).
Previous experience using an HRIS is required. Experience with NEOGOV, SunGard Banner HR, or similar, comprehensive online system is desired.
Experience working in a highly unionized environment is desired.
Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and advanced proficiency of Excel is required. Ability to write reports using Access, Crystal or similar reporting software is highly desirable.
Internal Number: 7601
About Eastern Michigan University
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.