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Associate Absence Management Specialist (Remote)

  • Job ID: 531899679
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Health Plan
  • Department: Leave Specialists
  • Location: Work From Home
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $21.60 to $36.02 / hour


UPMC Health Plan is seeking an Associate Absence Management Specialist to join the join!

The Associate Absence Specialist provides administrative and transactional support services for employees' leave and disability requests. Services include tracking and recording intermittent leave time used, identification of trending for time used intermittently and during recertification, processing system tasks to support efficient claim management and coordination of fax requests. Associate Absence Specialist will process tasks to support new and end of duration claims.



  • Develops recommendations to positively impact the efficiency and quality of service delivery.
  • Communicates with the employee, manager and HR professionals regarding leave utilization and recertification of intermittent leave time.
  • Supports in-bound and outbound employee leave related calls.
  • Apply concepts and rules as mandated by guidelines for FMLA and other federally or state mandated or company specific leaves in coordination with customer policy.
  • Generates reporting to monitor non-compliant absences and notify clients accordingly.
  • Utilizes payroll system [Kronos] and web-based vendor software as needed to input and update leave data and generate reports.
  • Manage fax process for disability to ensure timely receipt of information and ensure appropriate follow-up when required documentation is not received.
  • Process system tasks to initiate new claims or verify return to work at the conclusion of a claim.
  • Supports the Absence Specialists in managing the claim process; coordinates client leaves, including integration with state leave laws; monitors maximum duration of leave allowed under federal/state and/or client policy, and supports return to work process.
  • Track employee absences as reported via web, fax, phone and e-mail. Monitors administration of real-time absence reporting and intermittent time tracking.

This is a remote position.


  • High school graduate with 3-4 years of HR administrative experience or 2 years internal Workpartners experience or Bachelor's degree in HR or related field.
  • Ability to use and navigate web-based software programs and Microsoft Office products [Outlook, Word, Excel etc].
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

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UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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