Office of Human Resources (OHR) is responsible for administering employment, staff development, training, employee relations, compensation, benefits, and equal employment programs for The National Academies.
Leads, develops, implements and monitors goals, policies, programs and practices encompassing all aspects of human resources related to benefits, recruitment, staff development and retention of employees on behalf of the National Academies. Leads and directs the management and administration of strategic, financial and functional unit activities of the Office of Human Resources (OHR). Leads the OHR Management Team, weighing the impact of team decisions on each functional unit of the Office of Human Resources. Ensures the National Academies’ compliance with local, state and federal legislation related to human resources. Ensures quality customer service is delivered to the National Academies’ workforce. Ensures integrity of the National Academies’ human resource strategies and objectives related to the benefits, recruitment, staff development and retention of employees. Adds value to the National Academies by managing the integrity of all human resource responsibilities and champions ongoing business and human resource process re-engineering.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
1. Aligns human resource and business strategy in consultation with the Executive Officer NRC/NAS, Deputy Executive Officer & COO, Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel, Senior Management Team, OHR Advisory Group, and the OHR Management Team.
2. Leads, directs and develops the units of OHR.
3. Leads, directs and develops the functional service responsibilities of OHR (i.e., employment, compensation, benefits, employee relationships, staff development and human resource technology). Oversees the approval all personnel actions involving hire, transfer, promotion, termination and reduction in force.
4. Monitors activities affecting all human resource operations and locations of the National Academies.
5. Assures customer-oriented effective and efficient teamwork across human resource strategic units and functional service responsibilities.
6. Leads and directs the development and consistent implementation of human resources policies and practices throughout the National Academies. Communicates approved changes and procedural implications to employees.
7. Leads and directs the development and implementation of all human resource communication materials (i.e., external websites, intranet site, written communications, all-staff emails, posters).
8. Leads and directs National Academies’ responsibilities as mandated through local, state, and federal legislation directly related to human resources (i.e., Unemployment, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Fair Labor Standards Act, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act).
9. Oversees budgets assigned to the Office of Human Resources (i.e., OHR Core, Recruitment, Staff Development, Workforce Recognition, Fringe, and Leave). Recommends annual merit and benefit increases. Determines expected fringe and leave expenditures to be used in setting annual fringe and leave rates.
10. Oversees the management of the organizations training and development function which includes the design, preparation, and delivery of training for program and administrative staff. Collaborates to spearhead needs assessments, establishes training and development priorities according to the organization’s needs, and measures program impact and effectiveness against the goals.
11. Leads, directs and develops employee volunteer programs, wellness programs, staff award programs, work/life balance programs and quality of work experience programs.
12. Leads and directs relationships with third-party vendors, consultants, brokers, actuaries, and trustees in administering the National Academies’ human resource programs (i.e. healthcare, retirement, EAP and leave.
13. Consults on human resource functional service responsibilities which are periodically reviewed by in internal and external functional audits. Analyzes audit results and directs improvement to policy, practice and/or procedure as a result of audit findings.
14. Evaluates decisions and results of established human resource initiatives and goals. Recommends approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvement of human resource services. Works with each human resource unit to integrate their functional processes and procedures into a cohesive and effective human resource practice.
15. Serves as a center of expertise and resource to the National Academies and OHR staff on all human resource issues.
16. Directs the establishment and maintenance of human resource analytics and reports as requested by the National Academies, Executive Officer, Deputy Executive Officer/COO, Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel, Senior Management Team, OHR Advisory Group and the OHR Management Team.
17. Provides leadership and mentors employees. Trains and develops employees to successfully perform current responsibilities and encourages development of staff for future roles. Forms effective teams and cultivates a work environment that fosters teamwork. Interprets and ensures consistent application of organizational policies. Initiates personnel actions, including performance and compensation reviews and disciplinary actions.