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ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT, LABOR RELATIONS
PRIMARY PURPOSE: The Assistant Vice President (AVP), Labor/Employee Relations leads on labor relations issues. The AVP will develop, plan, coordinate and supervise the Labor/Employee Relations program for the entire campus. SPECIFIC DUTIES: Ensure the interpretation and consistent administration of the State collective bargaining agreements for UUP, CSEA, PEF, and NYSCPBA. Build and maintain relationships with all campus constituents to facilitate the successful management of the responsibilities of the office.
Develop and adhere to measurements of success in accomplishing these responsibilities and incorporating best practice in these measures.
Ensure that Labor/Employee Relations staff effectively serve as campus representatives in all matters pertaining to management decisions in disciplinary actions, grievance decisions, transfers, separations, lay-offs, wage adjustments, time and attendance issues. Direct Labor/Employee Relations staff to serve as advisors to department administrators, supervisors and managers in the application of bargaining unit agreements, Civil Service law, University policies and procedures, State regulations, and federal law, as they pertain to the workplace. Act as liaison with System Administration Labor Relations, Governor's Office of Employee Relations, bargaining unit officials, (locally, regionally, and national) and work closely with legal counsel. Undertake interrogations and participate in hearings or delegate this function to Labor Relations staff as appropriate. Represent senior management in all meetings with Union Representatives. Oversee and participate in the development and delivery of training sessions, detailing bargaining unit agreements, counseling methods, disciplinary process, etc. Other duties as assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION
REQUIRED: Master's degree. Ten years of related experience in Labor/Employee Relations in a complex public or private corporation. Extensive experience with collective bargaining agreements to include interpretation, compliance and enforcement. Experience creating policy to support bargaining unit agreements. Supervisory experience at professional level. Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills and the ability to mediate disputes. PREFERRED: Hospital and Research Medical Center Labor Relations experience. Prior Higher Education, public sector or Healthcare experience.