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HR Works, Inc.

Leave and Benefits Coordinator

East Syracuse, NY   13057

We're Growing!!  If you are interested in a career in employee benefits and are passionate about delivering quality service, we encourage you to consider HR Works, Inc.

  • Offers competitive compensation with excellent benefits package and a GREAT culture
  • Best Place to Work in New York State  - Our 10th Consecutive Year on the List!
  • Recognized as one of the fastest growing consulting firms in the U.S.

HR Works' rapidly-growing outsourced benefits area is currently recruiting for a Leave and Benefits Coordinator to work in our East Syracuse, NY location.  This role will assist clients with Leave administration and overall benefits administration for all welfare benefits.   Duties also involve working directly with clients’ employees to answer questions related to leave eligibility and application, as well as benefit inquiries which include assisting with online enrollment. 


Leave Administration:

  • Respond to client’s HR/employee request for medical leave
  • Send applicable paperwork and required forms (FMLA, State Disability and Paid Family Leave, Supplemental STD, LTD) to employees
  • Answer employee inquiries on FMLA/disability
  • Submit FMLA and carrier disability and family leave forms for processing
  • Follow-up with carriers on the status of disability and paid family leave claims
  • Update leave tracking system
  • Communicate with employees on leave re: status of claims, expected return to work dates, providing updated medical documentation, etc.
  • Provide status updates to clients
  • Monitor leave status and follow-up as needed
  • Distribute weekly leave reports to clients

Benefit Administration:

  • Support day-to-day benefit administration for clients as needed.
  • Assist with issues related to processing benefits and HRIS data.
  • Respond to employees’ inquiries related to benefit coverage, claims issues, COBRA, etc.
  • Perform monthly carrier invoice reconciliation and provide summary to clients.
  • Assist with annual open enrollment process for clients. Participate in employee meetings/benefit fairs and assist with online enrollment


  • Assist employees with system navigation for first-time enrollments and annual Open Enrollment, reset employee passwords, etc.
  • Setting up and maintaining Leave tracking records

Client Maintenance:

  • Offer clients recommendations on benefit compliance, trends, and best practices
  • Work with carriers on new and renewed benefits relating to employee communication and delivery

Documentation & Reporting:

  • Create, implement and maintain streamlined processes and written procedures.
  • Track data/activities in order to prepare reporting for clients and carriers.
  • Document issues and outcomes into leave tracking system.

Vendor Relations:

  • Work with carriers to administer employee leaves.
  • Work with carriers to resolve employees’ claims issues


  • Minimum of two (2) years in employee benefits or related HR experience
  • Benefits administration and HRIS experience a plus
  • Knowledge of benefit plans and compliance requirements
  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now preferred


  • Excellent customer service and follow through skills
  • Strong communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Ability to take initiative and act proactively
  • Strong administrative and documentation skills
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve by adapting knowledge and experience
  • Ability to work under pressure with multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality


  • Bachelor's degree or Associates degree or commensurate work experience will be considered

Additional Comments:

HR Works, Inc. is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. HR Works, Inc. will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.


Are you an HR Generalist looking for an opportunity to work for one of the best companies around?

The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for supporting all activities associated with Human Resources. Critical to this position is a motivated, self-driven team player. The ability to multi-task and change priorities is crucial as the Human Resources office is a fast-paced environment with many initiatives taking place simultaneously. Human Resources is a service organization and as such, representatives must have patience and the flexibility to address personnel issues as they arise and treat all employees in a warm, friendly, accommodating manner.  This position must have the ability to communicate with employees and relay information from introductory to advanced levels.

This position will focus primarily on Benefits and Workers Compensation....

The essential function of this position is to administer the benefit plans for G&C Foods including but not limited to Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Life Insurance and Disability Policies.  In addition, the HR Generalist will administer Leave of Absence requests for our employees in compliance with regulations of FMLA, PFL, NYS Disability, NYS Workers Compensation and ADA. 

Benefits Administration

·         Provide Education on all benefit programs to new hires and current employees on an on-going basis

·         Process benefit enrollments and cancellations

·         Monitor online enrollment process, troubleshoot problems if needed

·         Process COBRA enrollments

·         Administer Annual Open Enrollment

Workers Compensation Administration:

WC Board Forms in particular C-11 and C-240 Forms;

OSHA Reporting Including Logs and Forms with Safety Manager;

Maintain Workers Compensation Claim files

Communicate change of status to HR, employee’s Dept and Carrier

Monitoring the 1st Aid program and working with Broker’s 1st Aid unit;

Following-up with injured workers to see how they are doing and on return to work;

Working with the WC carrier to address any questions pertaining to the claims;

Work with Broker on benchmarking reported claims, lost time and claim costs

Ensures business is compliant with state specific Workers’ Compensation regulations.

Acts as the point of notification and contact for associates regarding any incident or injury that could or has resulted in a Workers’ Compensation claim. Serve as an associate advocate.

Point of contact for all documentation regarding incident. This includes internal safety notifying and investigation details as well as any health information relevant to the claim from outside medical providers and treatment notes. Health information is limited to medical related to the injury.

Initial and ongoing point of contact to internal and external business partners for the duration of the claim.

Leave of Absence Management

·         Meet with employees that request leave of absences or are out of work for more than 1 week with anticipate leave required

·         Disability and Leave Management Administration including FMLA, DBL, WC, PFL, ADA

·         Communicate change of status to HR, employee’s Dept and Carrier

Human Resource Policies and Compliance

·         Educate employees on Handbook Policies during Orientation

·         Educate and advise employee, supervisors and managers on company policy, state and federal regulations as needed

·         Maintain company compliance bulletin board with mandatory state and federal postings, audit semi-annually and as laws                         change.

Other Specific Tasks:

Unemployment Administration

Back up to Payroll Administrator including processing of weekly payroll if needed

Employee Termination Letters, and other communications

Other Special Projects as requested by the HR Manager

Education and Experience required

Bachelors Degree in HR or related field preferred, SHRM Certification Preferred

2 to 4 years’ experience in the Human Resources field required

Experience with Workers Compensation Administration strongly preferred

Experience with Leave Administration strongly preferred

Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment

KSA (knowledge skills and abilities) required

Knowledge of NYS Workers Compensation Laws and Reporting Requirements (OSHA)

Knowledge of Federal and State HR compliance law and procedures

Strong understanding of confidentiality and HIPAA compliance

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong computer skills, including MS Office Suite (Word, Excel,)

Demonstrate ability to manage multiple and complex administrative processes. Strong interpersonal skills

Superior communication (oral and written) and presentation skills.

Superior ability to develop rapport at all levels

Strong ability to stay focused and provide well-documented progress reports

Please apply at


Human Resource Administrator

To coordinate, manage and administer the Human Resources functions within the Department of Medicine at Upstate Medical University, acting as a liaison with the main Human Resource Office, MedBest, Payroll Services, Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Employee/Labor Relations. The ideal candidate will possess good organizational and communication skills, experience dealing with confidential information, ability to multi-task, approachability.

Primary areas of responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and assist in recruitment of new physician faculty for State or Research Foundation as well as support staff for RF and MedBest.

  • Employee Relations

  • Compensation

  • Research Administration

  • Performance Evaluations

  • Payroll/Timekeeping

  • Perform other miscellaneous related duties as requested


Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate field and 4 years of progressively responsible experience required. Master's Degree and SHRM or PHR certification preferred. 2 years of prior supervisory experience preferred.

Apply on line at

MedBest is affiliated with and supports the mission of Upstate University Health System. EOE


Director of Human Resources

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Human Resources in our Syracuse, NY office.

Primary areas of responsibility include employee relations, compensation, welfare and benefit plan administration, professional development, performance management, recruitment, diversity, communication/implementation of quality of work/life programs, interpretation and communication of Firm policies and procedures for all offices, consulting with the firm’s labor attorneys and Chief Operations Officer on human resources matters and developing human resources operational budget through forecasting and anticipating requirements.

Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of a BS/BA degree (Master’s or J.D. is preferred), the ability to instill respect of staff and attorneys, and maintain an approachable, positive demeanor, along with a minimum of 10 years of progressive human resources experience, with 5 years in a management capacity. Demonstrated knowledge of HR practices in the areas of employee relations, staffing, compensation, and benefits is required. Candidates must also possess a strong client service attitude, excellent verbal and written communication skills, listening and problem-solving skills, demonstrated leadership ability, a high degree of discretion and independent judgment.  The ability to travel to all of Bond’s offices is also required. SPHR certification desired

For confidential consideration, please send your resume to [email protected]. We are an EEO employer.



OCM BOCES, Personnel Office, Main Campus, 110 Elwood Davis Road, Syracuse.
The successful candidate will be responsible for overall support to the personnel department.  Prepare and maintain personnel records for summer school employees. Maintain accurate and up-to-date personnel records and supply pertinent information to BOCES employees relating to Worker’s Compensation.  As needed back-up for BOCES Recruitment, Cooperative Recruitment to include placing classified ads. Proficiency in MS Office preferred. This is a provisional appointment to a competitive Civil Service position.  Passing score on the examination is required for continued employment
For more information, visit our website at
Send letter of interest and resume to OCM BOCES, Personnel Office, PO Box 4754, Syracuse, NY 13221 EOE



HR Recruiter/Generalist

Syracuse, NY, USA Req #1455

We are currently seeking an energetic professional with a passion for Recruitment and Human Resources. The HR Recruiter/Generalist primary function will be responsible for administering all aspects of talent acquisition and to support staffing objectives by recruiting and evaluating job candidates, advising agency leadership on hiring decisions and managing applicants throughout all stages of the hiring process. In addition, this position will be involved in a wide variety of HR functions including but not limited to: on/off-boarding, benefits, training, policy/procedure development, and special projects.

Liberty Resources, Inc., headquartered in Syracuse, New York, is one of Central New York’s most diversified and trusted human service agencies. Liberty continues to expand its geographic reach and scope, providing an array of services to individuals, children, and families.


  • Three (3) years of recruitment and/or HR-related experience.
  • Associates degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Must have excellent computer proficiency utilizing web-based systems and
    database/HRIS platforms.
  • Experience in a health or human services environment preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills on phone, in person and electronic communications.
  • Ability to multitask, organize and working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must  possess a valid driver’s license. 

Liberty offers a fast-paced yet flexible work environment, conducive for a great work/life balance and positive and friendly atmosphere. We offer competitive benefits and PTO package. Apply today to find out more about this exciting opportunity.

Link to Apply:


For more than 40 years, Christopher Community, Inc. located in Syracuse, NY has helped low-and moderate-income families and seniors find housing to fit their specific needs. We currently manage over 3,000 units and more than 100 buildings. We also administer Onondaga County’s Rental Assistance Program (Section 8) which serves over 1200 households. We seek a Human Resources Manager to join our team  We offer an excellent salary and benefit package as well as a family friendly environment.  Must have very strong organization skills and be able to multi-task.  Please see full job description and requirements below.  Please submit resume with salary requirements to [email protected]   EOE

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for directing, planning, developing, implementing, and administering the Human Resources functions, including but not limited to the following: employment, recruitment, employee relations, EEO, compensation/benefits, and organizational development. Develops and drives creative HR initiatives and activities. Advises company management in Human Resources policy and program matters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

• Provides overall leadership and guidance to the HR function, overseeing talent acquisition, succession planning, retention, employee relations, professional development, compensation and benefits globally.

• Consults with supervisors in developing responses to employee performance concerns. Enables supervisors to take the lead on confronting employee performance problems. Ensures that risk-management issues are identified and considered in the development of an action plan.

• Manages employee corrective action program. Oversees written disciplinary notices as well as terminations. Acts as liaison to the unemployment administrator for claims.

• Implements performance management initiatives including the performance evaluation process, tracking and reporting.

• Works with program supervisors to understand staffing needs. Manages the recruitment, hiring process, and onboarding process.

• Prepares job descriptions in accordance with ADA requirements. Ensures proper FLSA exemption status.

• Oversees the update of the Employee Handbook. Ensure personnel policies and procedures are implemented in a fair and consistent manner.

• Works with Payroll Coordinator to ensure proper administration of payroll. Ensures compliance with federal and state laws. Acts as back up to Payroll Coordinator.

• Performs benefit administration to include plan selection, invoice approval and annual re-evaluation of policies for cost effectiveness and benefit design.

• Manages employee leave benefits to include NYSPFL, FMLA, WC and DBL. Ensures proper paperwork is prepared for each on a timely basis.

• Develops and implements strategies designed to support the workforce, including, but not limited to employee recognition and staff development. Monitors and tracks training conducted by employees.

• Builds and develops the management skills of the supervisory staff through planned trainings. Works in consultation with agency leadership to identify and address staff training needs.

• Operates the Human Resources department within identified financial constraints and provides input into the HR budget annually.

Supervisory Skills

The Human Resources Manager does not have any direct reports, but manages the human resources department.

Problem Solving/Decision Making

Problems are broad, complex and abstract, often involving Company-wide issues. Must develop solutions using substantial creativity, resourcefulness, innovation, negotiation and diplomacy. Decisions have significant, broad implications for the management and operations of a major department or multiple departments. Job contributes to decisions on the overall strategy and direction of the Company.

Computer/Technical Skills:

Basic personal computer skills that include the ability to send/receive e-mail messages, post information to a database or spreadsheet, and perform basic word processing, bookkeeping, and/or data entry.

Must have the ability to create spreadsheets, graphics, and reports using standard software applications. Familiar with Microsoft office products is required and the ability to operate payroll software.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, business or related field. PHR or SPHR certification preferred.

• A minimum of 7 years related HR experience, at least 5 of these years in a management role

• Broad generalist background including coaching and counseling, performance management, employee involvement, teambuilding, as well as compensation and benefits

• Thorough knowledge of HR principles and federal/local regulations

• Experience in implementing and administering performance programs, preferably in a company that put strong emphasis on performance metrics

• Must have demonstrated success in recruiting and retaining diverse employee talent, including creating and implementing recruitment strategies

• Exceptional employee relations skills.

• Exceptional project and personnel management skills

• Excellent ability to multi-task and prioritize in a busy, fast-growth environment

• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Power Point is essential

• Exhibit extraordinary discretion, flexibility, and willingness to work closely with our senior management team

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

• While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.



Human Resources Specialist - Norwich, NY

GE Aviation Aviation Human Resources category Human Resources Experienced Oct 24th, 2019 3371024 Relocation Available: Yes location Norwich, New York, United States

Role Summary:

The Human Resources (HR) Specialist will report to the Human Resources Leader at the Norwich site. This role will serve as the first point of contact for people leaders and employees to provide counsel, coaching, and support on HR fundamentals and employee-related questions. The Norwich site has approximately 325 non-union manufacturing employees and is experiencing an exciting time of growth!

Essential Responsibilities: 

As the HR Specialist you will:
  • Execute our key HR initiatives, providing available and responsive internal employee support, and drive HR functional excellence and process improvement.
  • Provide dedicated guidance and coaching to multiple managers and employees with a specific focus on:
    • Employee Advocacy / Engagement
    • HR Fundamentals and Process Training
    • Employee Relations Management
    • Performance Management
    • Career Development
    • Talent Assessment
    • and Retention
      Workplace Investigations as appropriate
  • Ensure that all employee relations issues are properly identified, reported, and resolved
  • Provide advice and counsel to managers and employees to ensure consistent application and integration of policies, procedures, and practices at 100% compliance to promote an ethical and compliant work environment
  • Conduct HR training and support for functional processes such as Performance Management, People Talent Reviews, New Employee Orientations, New Manager Assimilations
  • Assist with other HR special projects or initiatives as needed
  • Maintain and protect confidential data with utmost scrutiny, judgment, and care
  • Assist with conducting investigations including gathering, preserving, documenting and analyzing all available information and evidence


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or in a related area from an accredited university or college (Or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of relevant HR experience)
  • Minimum of 2 years prior HR professional work experience (can include internships)

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources from an accredited university or college
  • GE HR Leadership Program graduate or graduate of a similar program
  • PHR / SPHR certification
  • Passionate, employee advocate who wants to make a difference in the organization by helping employees succeed
  • Approachable and responsive resource able to connect with employees at all levels
  • Strong customer service focus, with a high level of responsiveness
  • Supportive team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment; ability to diffuse a tense situation
  • Applies solid judgment ensuring integrity, compliance, & confidentiality
  • Strong interest in innovative HR solutions and process improvement
  • Understanding of HR concepts and principles with expertise in a specialty area such as staffing, analytics, facilitation, etc.
  • Strong problem solving skills; ability to make independent decisions, manage conflicting priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Sound knowledge of local labor laws and government requirements
  • Detailed-oriented with excellent organizational & documentation skills


Cornell University - Senior Director for Workforce Policy and Labor Relations

What is Cornell University and Human Resources?

Cornell University, unique among peers, is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, and a member of the Ivy League.   Cornell’s human resources division collectively support an environment of inclusive excellence in scholarship -- learning, discovery, and engagement -- where students, staff, faculty, and retirees of Cornell learn, work, and live as a community. The divisional priorities include:

  • Offer competitive programs, services, pay, and benefits to attract and retain diverse, high-caliber faculty and staff.
  • Support university leadership in creating a climate of innovation and educational excellence.
  • Cultivate an inclusive and welcoming environment on all Cornell campuses and in their local communities.
  • Foster a forward-thinking, solution-oriented work environment.
  • Advance processes that balance required compliance with the primary goal of excellence in scholarship -- learning, discovery, and engagement

What you will do:
As the Senior Director for Workforce Policy and Labor Relations, reporting to the AVP of Human Resources, you will provide strategic direction and leadership for the university’s labor relations, employee relations and human resource policy functions.  You will be responsible for planning, directing, designing, maintaining, and administering university level labor and employee relations, non-academic human resource/personnel policies, and unemployment insurance for all employees.  This role has a direct impact on the overall success of the university by identifying and partnering with Sr. HR and campus leadership, to accomplish goals aligned with university and college/unit objectives and organizational change related to labor and employee relations and non-academic HR policy. Responsibilities include taking appropriate action to limit potential financial and legal liability/risk and reputational impact on university and its leadership.

What we need:
We need a nimble, candid, forward thinking collaborative leader who thrives on putting strategy into action.  Ideally, you will have spent time working in an agile environment where you thrived on tackling challenges through collaborative partnerships, policy and leading change.

Additionally, you will have:

  • Experience (first or second chair) in collective bargaining negotiations, preparation for bargaining, including proposal drafting working with management partners on identifying issues and subjects for bargaining;
  • Contract administration including contract negotiation, full complaint management (investigation, contractual grievance, and resolution procedures).
  • Advanced degree in Industrial Labor/Employee Relations, Human Resources or related field, e.g., Law, with more than 10 years’ of progressively responsible experience in a human resource, labor relations, or related area or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Solid understanding of relevant labor laws, including National Labor Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, state and local labor laws.
  • Proven success with human resources management skills, with a focus on employee relations.Experience with other HR management areas such as compensation, recruitment, organizational development, operational management, and program/project management is desirable.
  • In-depth problem-solving skills.
  • Experience delivering strategic leadership and direction.
  • Comfort working with data sets and establishing and interpreting metrics.
  • Ability to operate in a changing environment.

Rewards & Benefits:

  • Work with a progressive leadership team and an ambitious division.
  • Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions:3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year’s Day) and superior retirement contributions.
  • Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link. Benefits at Cornell.

    Find out what it is like to live and work in Ithaca, New York:

Apply Online:

No Visa sponsorship available for this position.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. 



Administrative Program Coordinator – Supportive Housing

This is a Full Time position, Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week. 

Basic function/purpose: Reporting to and under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Administrative Program Coordinator will be responsible for leasing and grant management in the Supportive Housing Program.

  1. Exercise independent judgment and decision-making around general operation of apartments.

  2. Maintain relationships with landlords and property management.

  3. Manage leases.

  4. Locate potential affordable apartments or buildings.

  5. Ensure tracking of expenses.

  6. Manage Propertyware (property management system) – add users, update information

  7. Complete grant reporting to funders.

  8. Participate in grant writing and grant renewals.

  9. Handle unexpected situations around the apartments, responding to clients concerns and program needs.

  10. Meet with Supportive Housing Program Manager to coordinate projects as needed.

  11. Respond to emergencies and notify proper personnel in a timely fashion.

  12. Explain and maintain program policies and procedures.

  13. Maintain guidelines established by the funding sources and Catholic Charities policies and procedures.

  14. Perform other tasks/duties as assigned

Education/Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree required with up to three (3) years relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience including three (3) years relevant experience. Experience in program operation and grant management preferred. Valid NYS Driver License, registered and insured vehicle. Ability to use computer systems proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel, Customer service skills. Oral and written communication skills.

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Manual dexterity sufficient to work with adults in a challenging and active environment. Mobility sufficient to drive to and participate in meetings at clients’ homes and/or community facilities which may not meet Federal accessibility standards for disabled individuals.



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