FMLA Specialist

Washington, DC
Dec 13, 2021
Dec 15, 2021
Administrative, Other
Full Time
Job Summary/Company:

Sparks Group has partnered with a pseudo-government transportation agency dedicated to safety and mobility. They are seeking a FMLA Specialist to support the implementation of leave policies and provide subject matter expertise to the broader HR team. Qualified candidates must have previous experience working in the FMLA/ADA space and, ideally, a background in a unionized environment.

  • Serves as the subject matter expert for FMLA under the general direction and guidance of HR leadership
  • Approves/denies FMLA cases based on relevant medical information. Coordinates and organizes all medical information and ensures compliance with HIPAA and Employee Privacy guidelines.
  • Assesses current FMLA leave practices to propose revisions to improve overall accuracy, consistency, and efficiency with stakeholders.
  • Counsels employees, supervisors, and management about FMLA rights.
  • Communicates with employees, supervisors, and departments to keep stakeholders informed through FMLA leave application process, period of FMLA leave, and return to work.
  • Produces reporting metrics by analyzing data for all leave cases. Coordinates statistical reporting processes.
  • Coordinates the medical disqualified placement program for employees. Monitors employee participation in accordance with policies and bargaining agreements.
  • Assists in the creation and facilitation of FMLA training programs for employees and management.

Qualifications/Background Profile:
  • Minimum of 5 years administering FMLA and ADA programs; experience working in a unionized environment is highly desirable
  • Associate's Degree or higher preferred; 4 years of work experience can be substituted for the educational requirement
  • Thorough knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations of the assigned programs with demonstrated ability to apply that knowledge
  • Detailed understanding of how FMLA, ADA, and Worker's Compensation interrelate
  • Ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of internal company policies, procedures, and labor agreements
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft preferred
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently with little oversight


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Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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