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Leave of Absence Administrator

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

Assist in the administration of Leaves of Absence.  Responsibilities include employee and supervisor counseling on leave of absence policies and processes (i.e., medical, non-medical, military, etc.), UCFlex updates, and leave of absence tracking. Ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws as well as university policies and collective bargaining agreements.

Essential Functions

  • Administer leaves, including determination of leave type, eligibility verification, leave approval, leave duration and integration with applicable laws, UC policies, collective bargaining agreements and workers compensation.
  • Provide pre-leave counseling as requested for FMLA, Work Comp and Disability.
  • Identify necessary changes in business processes to ensure efficient and accurate workflow and the best utilization of resources and works with HR staff to develop and implement improved processes.  Utilize HR systems to update data, prepare reports, conduct audits and analyze data to identify and resolve errors. 
  • Update UC Flex; prepare reports and conduct audits; analyze system data to identify errors and resolve.
  • May assist in administration of employee benefits related to leaves (e.g., Long Term Disability, Life Insurance or premium payment collection). 
  • Collaborate with supervisor to improve efficiency and quality of service delivery (i.e., enhanced automation, streamline processes, and quality initiatives.).
  • Responsible for maintenance and recommendation of updates to leave of absence policies and procedures.
  • Must maintain confidentiality with a high level of integrity.  Responsible for accurate and timely storage of HR-related documents in accordance with UC’s Records Retention Schedule. 
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five (5) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

One (1) year of human resources experience

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 91585 


Leave of Absence Administrator

Date:  Jan 28, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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