The University of Kansas Hospital - HR Careers

HR Lead Investigator Job

Facility: The University of Kansas Hospital - Main Campus


Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours: 8am - 5pm

Work among the best. We are a top 25 employer in the metro area offering a wide array of career opportunities within our organization. We have a leading reputation for patient care, medical education, research, and community service. We value and respect the talented, committed, and diverse people who make up our health system; they are our most important strength. The health system offers very competitive wages and an outstanding benefit package.

We currently have an opening for HR Lead Investigator

Reporting to the Director of Labor Relations provides advice, support, and resolution to Managers, HR Leadership Team, and Executive Leaders on a broad range of escalated employment issues including HR investigations, HR policy interpretation, disciplinary performance management, and resolution of employment-related disputes. Through investigations will identify risks of non-compliance with HR policies, procedures and best practices, and will recommend appropriate remedial action to address concerns.


Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

Develop standardized investigation process, including determining issues appropriate for escalation, documentation, and work flow.

Utilize HR case management tool to log, track and manage Employee Relations cases, and to report identified trends and problem areas.

Primary investigator of all employee relations matters involving or related to harassment, discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, safety, and workplace violence.

Assist HR Employee Relations with internal investigations involving violations of HR policies, procedures, and practices.

Investigate labor grievances filed at Step 1, 2 and 3 in the negotiated grievance process.

Provide prompt recommendations on effective remedial action to address employee relations matters that will minimize legal exposure and is consistent with the organization's policies, procedures, best practices, and applicable labor agreements.

Support managers in conducting disciplinary meetings, warnings, terminations. Prepare and maintain related documentation.

Facilitate the flow of information and ensure appropriate parties are kept up-to-date while maintaining the utmost confidentiality regarding Employee Relations issues.

Interpret and provides guidance on Human Resources policies and procedures.

Provide training support on a variety of Employee Relations subjects, as required.

Keep abreast of all state and federal employment laws, rules, and regulations.

Assist with the execution of HR compliance programs, internal audits, and government audits.

Support "ONE HR" culture and mutual accountability and respect within HR team


High School Diploma or equivalent required

BS/BA Degree required

Master's in Business Administration or Human Resources required

Juris Doctor or PhD/EdD/DBA in Human Resources related discipline or field of research required

PHR, SPHR or SHRM-CP required

7+ years of HR experience with a heavy emphasis in employee relations investigations required

Knowledge of federal, state, and local labor and employment laws and regulations required

Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills required

GPHR preferred

HR experience in Health Care preferred

Experience in employment and labor law preferred

Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and judgment while working collaboratively with others required

Demonstrated ability to communicate with all levels of management and employees required

Technically proficient in Microsoft Office Suite systems including, but not limited to, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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