Job Description

Job Title: Leave Specialist
Job ID: 180000S6
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Health Plan
Department: FMLA Program
Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219


WorkPartners is an innovative health, wellness, and productivity company that assists clients in transforming the well-being of their workforce. Our workforce planning solutions and advanced analytics enable organizations to maximize employee engagement, lower healthcare costs, and improve overall employee health.

UPMC Health Plan is hiring a full-time Leave Specialist I to help support the WorkPartners Leave Management Department for its downtown Pittsburgh location at the US Steel Tower. The Leave Specialist provides administrative and transactional support services for employees' leave of absence requests. Services include advising employees and manager on all leave of absence policies and processes (i.e. FMLA, Military, Jury, Bereavement, Company specific leaves, etc.), support for HR Professionals, Payroll/HRIS updates, employee and manager communications and case tracking. After six months of successful performance, this position is eligible for a flex schedule of four days from home and one day in the office.


  • Advises employees, employee's family members, managers and HR Professionals on leave policies and processes.
  • 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.
  • Assists in the identification of recommendations to positively impact the efficiency and quality of service delivery.
  • Coordinates the leave process; verifies eligibility, determines leave approval, calculates leave length, coordinates the applicable client leaves including integration with state leave laws, monitors maximum duration of leave allowed under federal/state and/or client policy, and supports the return to work process.
  • Responsible for resolving issues by interacting with employee's manager, Human Resources, payroll or disability specialists.
  • Supports in-bound and outbound employee leave related calls.
  • Throughout the duration of the leave, specialist is responsible for all communications with the employee, the employee's manager, Human Resources and all integrated partners e.g. disability specialist to coordinate concurrent short-term disability benefits.
  • Track employee absences as reported via web, fax, phone and e-mail.
  • Utilizes HR information system [Peoplesoft], payroll system [Kronos] and web based vendor software as needed to input and update leave data and generate reports.


  • Bachelor's degree required; concentration in HR or business preferred. (Equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of degree).
  • Minimum of 1 year of leave of absence processing or Human Resources experience required.
  • Prior experience with Leave of Absence processing is highly preferred
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of client leave policies, federal and state leave laws pertaining to leave of absence.

Salary Range: $20.60 to $35.57

Union Position: non union

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