HR Specialist (Federal Benefits Services)
BENEFITS/RETIREMENT (HR SPECIALIST)The HR Specialist will assist the Federal customers Benefits Team with Benefits, WorkLife, and Retirement Programs. This includes, but is not limited to, the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and Telework Program. The HR Specialist will perform the following tasks: Engaging the workforce and promoting wellness programsPerforming triage activities for incoming benefit inquiriesAssisting with open season, seminars, and special emphasis programsCounselling employees regarding their benefitsReviewing and processing benefit forms such as, FEHB, FEGLI, TSP (etc.)Corresponding with FEHB carriers, MetLife, Office of Personnel Management(OPM),and TSP on behalf of the employee when necessaryRequesting military documents from DFAS, providing employees with deposit informationCorresponding with payroll regarding military deposits and other benefit related items programsProviding briefings for new hire orientationCoordinating logistics for WorkLife, benefits, and retirement programsMaintaining records in various benefits-related information systems (eg, e-Comp, FHR Navigator, FPPS, etc.) Corresponding with various agencies to obtain information to compile service history for retirement purposes Ability to calculate redeposit service, FICA, and military deposits Maintaining complete records of all activities and actions QUALIFICATIONS:Minimum High School Graduate 3 years of experience providing advice and information on Federal employee benefits, to include retirement, health insurance, and life insurance.3 years of experience preparing retirement estimates using an automated retirement calculation program (ex. FedHR). 3 years of experience calculating service computation dates for retirement, leave, and Reduction in Force (RIF). 3 years of experience preparing retirement packages for submission to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). 3 years of experience entering benefits documents into the Federal Personnel Payroll System (FPPS). 3 years of experience entering benefits elections (health and life) into automated personnel/payroll system.