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UnitedHealth Group Employee Relations Investigative Consultant - Tampa, FL or Washington, DC in Tampa, Florida

Here, you'll help attract, lead, support and reward our most valuable asset: our high caliber people. Here, you're expected and empowered to be your best, to grow and to develop your skills. Be prepared to move quickly, to engage proactively, and to think strategically. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Employee Relations investigative unit will be responsible for the investigation and resolution of all cases related to Title VII and other complex and high-profile issues with potential for significant enterprise impact.

The ER Investigative Consultant role manages Title VII issues for managers and employees in entry to mid-level roles and may assist ER Investigation Managers with cases involving more senior level employees/leaders as needed. The role may also handle other investigation types as determined appropriate.

ER Investigative are responsible for triaging, investigating and resolving complaints from employees related to discrimination, harassment, accommodation, and other complex, serious issues. Using information from employee and management complaints and/or other relevant information conducts confidential investigations and documents relevant findings and reports any illegal or inappropriate activities in accordance with all laws and regulations and/or company policy. Responsibilities include: virtual and/or onsite interviews to gather and analyze all necessary information and documents related to the investigation, critical thinking and decision making to identify recommended actions for resolution, and effective communication of findings to key stakeholders. Where applicable, testimony regarding the investigation may be required. Role may also require completion of a root cause analysis.

This position partners with ER Investigation Managers and ER Case Management colleagues to ensure compliance with laws and regulations as well as collaborates and advises business leaders on outcomes and decisions. Strives to incorporate innovative thinking and works collaboratively to ensure best practice investigative techniques and protocols.

Primary Responsibilities:

Data Gathering / Analysis

  • Gather all relevant facts to drive investigations (e.g., case history, performance history, employment history)

  • Analyze data and facts gathered to determine relevance and applicability to the investigation

  • Review applicable historical documentation to identify issues / events relevant to the investigation

Conduct Investigations and Assist with Investigative Process

  • Develop / communicate rationale and plans for investigations throughout the lifecycle (e.g., allegation to resolution)

  • Apply knowledge of policies, practices, laws and regulations

  • Collaborate with internal business partners to help drive the investigation process

  • Serve as a liaison among all stakeholders in the investigation to ensure awareness and alignment

  • Recommend / implement improvements to investigation processes

Effectuate Case Resolution and Propose Recommendations

  • Negotiate with applicable stakeholders to ensure and validate appropriate actions taken during the investigation process

  • Recommend level/type of corrective action / remediation if appropriate

  • Collaborate with applicable internal partners to obtain approvals for investigation resolutions

Prepare Appropriate Documentation and Communication

  • Utilize appropriate systems to monitor and document status of investigations, and take action as needed

  • Communicate clear rationale/justification for investigation processes and outcomes to appropriate stakeholders

  • Prepare documentation as needed for external legal/regulatory agencies

  • Document and report

  • Provide ongoing reporting and analysis of investigations to all applicable stakeholders, as needed

Compliance

  • Ensure compliance with employment laws, regulations and company policies and practices

  • Stay current on relevant compliance updates and investigation best practices

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience

  • 6+ years of employee relations experience

  • 2+ years of experience investigating employment related issues

  • Knowledge of state and federal employment law including specific knowledge in Title VII, ADAA, EEO

  • Ability to travel regionally as required, likely 25%-50%

  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting, however, may be required to work from home temporarily due to space limitations

  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Effective consultation, influencing, organizational and communication skills.

  • Solid analytical and decision-making skills

  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines and commitments

  • Ability to work independently while working within guidelines and established protocols

  • Ability to work in a large organization with a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to be innovative when work streaming, while remaining within UHG established framework

  • Understand how Global HRdirect and Employee Relations impact the broader organization

  • Self-motivated and prepared to work and succeed on their own merits

Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 7 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Employee Relations Investigative Consultant, Tampa, FL, Florida, Washington, DC, District of Columbia

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