Human Resources Employee Relations Investigator II-CT

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Job Title:   Human Resources Employee Relations Investigator II

School District:  CREC

City/State:   Hartford, CT

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Position Open Until:  07/08/2022

Job Description:

Human Resources Employee Relations Investigator II

Position Purpose The Human Resources Employee Relations Investigator II will conduct, coordinate and document a variety of workplace and school-based investigations of a confidential and sensitive nature. Works collaboratively with schools, programs and departments, union representatives, outside counsel, and CREC leadership, to provide efficient and systematic resolutions to investigations. In addition to demonstrating strong knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures in employee relations and investigations, the Human Resources Employee Relations Investigator II will maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders in a diverse work environment. The incumbent assists in complying with CREC’s obligations under Title VII and Title IX regulations.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct confidential, internal investigations concerning possible violations of CREC policy, discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, DCF standards, equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws, and other employee relations matters
  • Use appropriate and acceptable standards/methods of investigative practices to complete a thorough investigation
  • Compile relevant documents to create comprehensive written investigation reports that clearly identify the issues investigated, relevant policies, and a summary of relevant evidence
  • Prepare and maintain accurate logs and complete reports and other documentation relating to investigations
  • Provide guidance and recommendations for problem resolution to managers, supervisors, and employees
  • Contribute toward development and improvement in areas of employee relations practices and procedures
  • Maintain current knowledge and understanding of applicable state and federal laws and regulations related to EEO, affirmative action, collective bargaining, unions, labor relations, and human resources
  • Advises management and employees on concerns related to CREC policy, performance management, progressive discipline, and applicable state and federal employment laws
  • Effectively recommends termination and disciplinary actions of employees to the Director of Human Resources
  • Ensure programs, policies, and procedures support and enhance the goal of achieving a diverse workforce Additional Duties
  • May participate in bargaining negotiations as requested
  • Develop and deliver training, communications, presentations, and information programs for employees/groups of employees
  • May assist with preparation of plans, policies, documents, and reports including EEO-1, affirmative action plans, organizational charts, labor agreements, and employee handbooks
  • Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong organizational and time management skills and meticulous attention to detail in order to effectively manage a variety of projects
  • Ability to manage multiple, ongoing, and complex caseload of employee-related incidents, grievances, and complaints
  • Ability to prepare and deliver written and/or verbal presentations
  • Ability to communicate, interact, work cooperatively, and develop and maintain positive relationships while promoting an inclusive culture in a diverse workplace
  • Strong conflict resolution and restorative justice/practice skills
  • Ability to review progress and evaluate results of goals and initiatives and update management as appropriate
  • Thorough knowledge of investigations and employee relations principles, practices, procedures, and legal requirements, as well as applicable federal, state, and local employment-related laws and regulations ● Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency of computer platforms, databases, and applications including, Google Drive, and Microsoft Office Suite


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3+ years’ experience in employee relations and workplace investigations or equivalent combination education, training and experience
  • K-12 knowledge/experience preferred
  • SHRM Certification preferred Equipment
  • Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, copy machines, fax machines, and telephones Travel Requirements
  • Limited travel to and from meetings/events Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
  • Works in standard office environment FLSA Status
  • Exempt