Penske Leave and Accommodation Specialist in Reading, Pennsylvania

Description:

Position Summary:

In this position, you will be a critical part of Penske’s new Leave of Absence and Job Accommodation process management team. You will manage leaves and disability accommodations in accordance with applicable laws. The Leave and Accommodations Specialist serves as part of the Penske Leave and Accommodations Team and will manage leaves and disability accommodations in accordance with applicable laws, including leading the interactive process under the ADA, and making recommendations to HR and Operators regarding accommodations (leave and on-the-job). The Leave and Accommodations Specialist will serve as the subject matter expert for FMLA, ADA, and all other Leaves of Absence (LOAs).

Qualified individuals will have at least 2 years of prior experience working in HR programs/processes, optimally leave of absence, benefits, & shared services. Optimal candidates will demonstrate strong communication, organization, and problem solving skills and confidentiality to sensitive situations.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead the ADA Leave and on-the-job accommodation process using strong problem solving and creative thinking skills; analyze essential job functions as compared to restrictions; develop recommendations for HR and operators regarding on-the-job accommodations; determine final decision whether to grant or deny accommodation; consult with Risk Management (workers comp), Labor and Legal as necessary

  • Analyze associate return to work documentation and engage in interactive process regarding return to work restrictions, including analysis of essential job functions as compared to restrictions, developing recommendations for HR and operators regarding return-to-work (RTW) accommodations, and determining final decision whether to grant or deny accommodation; consult with Risk Management (workers comp), Labor and Legal as necessary

  • Resolve issues escalated from FMLASource on associate requests for FMLA and ADA leaves; review ADA leave coaching packet, discuss with HR and Operations, and make decision regarding grant/denial of ADA leave requests

  • Resolve issues escalated from Prudential on associate applications for STD and LTD benefits.

  • Serve as subject matter experts to associates and managers regarding the LOA process, ADA job accommodations, and status

  • Analyze reports and data received from vendor regarding status of associate leaves and communicate regarding leave-end return to work plans with associates and managers; analyze and prepare reports as requested by manager, identify areas of improvement and patterns

  • Lead ADA reassignments/vacant position search process with HR and Staffing team

  • Other projects as assigned by the Manager

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or Associates degree plus equivalent relevant work experience required

  • 2 years of experience in Human Resources, including experience with various leave programs and ADA job accommodations

  • Strong working knowledge of ADA/ADAAA, FMLA, USERRA and similar state and local laws

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Strong negotiation/influencing skills

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills required

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills required

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Access required

  • Independent problem solving skills

  • Experience with HRIS preferred

  • Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job

  • Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

Physical Requirements:

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

-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.

-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group, General Electric Capital Corporation and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 216,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit http://www.GoPenske.com to learn more.

Work Locations: 100 Gundy Drive Reading, PA

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Reading

Job: Human Resources

Req ID: 1706351