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Employee Relations Specialist II


This position provides professional support in the implementation of the University’s employee relations program by serving as an advisor and consultant to supervisory and staff employees.  Responsible for resolving disputes between employees, coordinates grievance procedures in order to resolve employee complaints, and advises management in the implementation of disciplinary and performance management procedures.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive employee relations program for faculty and staff.  Interprets and communicates university regulations, policies and procedures, as well as applicable federal/state employment laws.
  • Assists management in the application of the university’s disciplinary and performance management procedures. Investigates disciplinary actions, including but not limited to, interviewing witnesses and reviewing pertinent materials.  Recommends, prepares, and as appropriate, assists in the administration of corrective actions.
  • Coordinates the layoff and non-reappointment procedures. Assists management in the implementation of these procedures. Reviews and analyzes requests to ensure compliance with applicable state/federal laws and university regulations.
  • Coordinates employee complaint and grievance procedures. Assists management in the resolution of employee complaints by conducting investigations, interpreting university regulations and collective bargaining agreements. Formulates and recommends to management actions to resolve employee complaints and grievances.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensure and Certification

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), HRCI Professional of Human Resources (PHR), or HRCI Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) preferred


 This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.


To see common career pathways for each position at the University of Florida please visit the Career Paths section of the UFHR website.