Open Date 06/04/2021
Requisition Number PRN26409B
Job Title Human Resources Technician
Working Title Absence Management Technician
Job Grade D
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (see Job Summary for additional
VP Area President
Department 00410 - Human Resources
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 16.50
Open Until Filled Yes
The Absence Management Technician is a customer-friendly member
of the Human Resources department that is dedicated to providing
exceptional service to all employees of the University of Utah.
They are dedicated to accuracy, efficiency, and providing excellent
customer service. The Absence Management team excels at building
relationships, problem-solving, and conflict management. This
position is a great opportunity to increase human resource
knowledge and skills in a fast-paced, team oriented, environment.
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted
as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and
qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Beginning July 1, 2021, University of Utah HR Management is
piloting Hybrid work. The Absence Management Technician will work a
minimum of 1 day per week from HR located in downtown SLC , and the
remaining days from home.
This position is considered Category IIA : Not required on
campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of
the University of Utah's response to COVID -19. An employee hired
into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone,
printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the
telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of
Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting
- Administers and manages the leave of absence, disability, work
place injury programs and other related duties.
- Identifies and researches difficult issues related to leaves of
- Interprets Family Medical Leave Act ( FMLA ), Families First
Coronavirus Relief Act ( FFCRA ), Short and Long Term Disability (
STD , LTD ) and Worker's Compensation (WC) plans, programs,
policies and procedures for employees and provides advice and
recommendations for remediation of escalated issues and plan /
- Responds to employee and department inquiries regarding leave
plans and programs, vacation donations, and any other Absence
- Acts as a liaison between the employee and applicable third
- Maintains all employee records accurately in all applicable
- Administers HR-related processes compliant with applicable
laws, rules and regulations.
- Appropriately handles controversial or sensitive employee
issues with discretion.
- Meets all required deadlines.
Three years office experience with at least one year experience
in Human Resources or equivalency required. Demonstrated human
relations and effective communication skills also required. Data
entry experience is preferred. This position has no responsibility
for providing care to patients.
- Previous experience with FMLA procedures and processes.
- Demonstrated human relations and effective communication
- Cross-cultural competence and ability to contribute to the
University's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Exceptional verbal/written skills and attention to detail.
- Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office
- Data entry experience.
- PeopleSoft experience preferred.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience
working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and
possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education
for historically underrepresented students.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as
minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and
protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is
extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with
University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable
accommodations in the application process will be provided to
individuals with disabilities.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race,
ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex,
sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression,
pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or
protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on
the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it
operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The
requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities
extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the
application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the
Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for
Civil Rights, or both.
To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you
or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual
misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the
Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity
and Affirmative Action:
Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO
135 Park Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu
For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/
To inquire about this posting, email:firstname.lastname@example.org
(%email@example.com) or call 801-581-2300.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement
Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may
elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become
eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact
Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who
previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits
from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and
restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)
366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management
at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the
This position may require the successful completion of a
criminal background check and/or drug screen.