9 days old

Leave Administration Program Manager

Western Connecticut Health Network
Danbury, Connecticut
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Western Connecticut Health Network is seeking a Leave Administration Program Managerfor its Compensation & Benefits Department. The Leave Administration Program Manager manages Western CT Health Network's leave of absence program and related processes to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations including FMLA (Family Medical Leave of Absence) and ADA (Americans with Disabilities).Serves as a liaison with third-party leave administrator, Employee Health, employee and the employee's manager for the effective processing of the leave lifecycle including facilitating the employee's return to work. These leave types include short and long term disability and/or work-related injuries.


Work for Us

Working for Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN), comprised of Danbury Hospital; New Milford Hospital; Norwalk Hospital; Western Connecticut Medical Group; and Western Connecticut Home Care, you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of other people. Our Western Connecticut Health Network Department of Research and Innovation, focused on the field of molecular science and personalized medicine, ranks among our country’s leading research organizations. Our Network offers many opportunities to grow your own skills and expertise – we offer competitive pay and a great working environment.


Job Summary:

  • Manage lifecycle of disability related and religious accommodation requests, along with pregnancy related leave requests, including receipt of initial requests, review of physician certifications, follow-up with employee and medical provider for additional information in support of requests, management of "interactive dialogue" between employees and management, completing on-going written and verbal communications with employees, managers, and HRBPs, documenting agreed-upon accommodations, and centralized tracking of all accommodations.

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for all leave of absence, short term/long term, FMLA, and reasonable accommodation issues within WCHN.

  • Coordinates Fitness-for-Duty (FFD) examinations of employees when it is suspected that they are unable to perform the essential functions of their role.

  • Serves as primary point of contact for leave of absence and oversee the administration by third-party leave administrator. Track leave expiration/exhaustion ensuring appropriate notifications are sent.

  • Partner with TPA in returning employees to work with workplace accommodations.

  • Partner with Employee Health in managing return-to-work/light duty program for employees out of work with work-related injuries, evaluating potential reasonable accommodations.

  • Monitor and manage employees on transitional duty assignments.

  • Reviews daily activity reports provided by third-party administrator and updates employee records in the system.

  • Receives and processes weekly payroll files from third-party administrator with appropriate allocation of Paid Time Off/Frozen Sick Bank for timely and accurate payroll processing.

  • Prepares reports for leadership on Family Medical Leaves, Worker's Compensation Leaves and ADA accommodations on a quarterly basis.

  • Continuously improve WCHN disability/leave related processes and policies, as necessary.

  • Maintenance of WCHN's frozen sick banks.


Job Requirements:


This position requires a minimum formal education of Bachelor Degree and minimum of five years job-related experience.


Required Skill:


  • Excel, Word, MS Office Suite, Access.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Attention to detail and outstanding follow-up skills.

  • Understanding of complicated aspects of accommodations and transitional duty assignments.

  • Working knowledge of federal and state laws regarding access for people with disabilities and/or religious needs; specifically, FMLA, ADA and Title VII.

  • Working knowledge of state laws regarding workers compensation.


To apply to this job #15110 click here: http://bit.ly/LeaveMgr

Or contact Jessica Tolla, Human Resources Recruiter Western CT Health Network at jessica.tolla@wchn.org

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Danbury, Connecticut

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