Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for chronic diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes' website at www.alkermes.com .
Alkermes is seeking an experienced Benefits and FMLA Leave Specialist.
Reports to: Sr. Director, Benefits & HRIS
Primary Job Duties:
The FMLA and Leave and Disability Specialist areas of primary focus:
(1) Effectively oversees and administers the entire end to end leave of absence process and ensures accurate compliance with all federal regulations related to family medical leave, Americans with Disabilities Act, military, personal leave, short-term and long-term disability.
(2) Provides coaching, guidance and advice to managers, employees and HR Business Partners relative to leave claims/requests, modified work schedules, return to work and timely completion of required paperwork.
Secondary job duties:
Serve as an additional resource to help with annual Open Enrollment, new Hire life events, and testing of new benefits/ life event software.
Interprets and administers leave programs and policies in accordance with the applicable federal and state employment laws (FMLA, ADA, USERRA, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, etc.)
Assists employees with leave of absence requests and guides them through the process
Prepare and process all leave Leave/ADA paperwork according to established procedures and laws
Review Leave/ADA claims and advise employees and managers on complying with the ADA standards and assisting them in determining eligibility and reasonable accommodation
Serves as internal subject matter expert on ADA, state and federal FMLA policies, Short and Long-Term Disability Policies. Provides training and education in these areas as needed.
Work with third party administrator to resolve employee leave and disability issues as appropriate
Serve as an escalation resource and subject matter expert for complex leave and disability issues
Ensure accuracy, confidentiality and security of information being processed, stored or accessed
Bachelor's degree strongly preferred
3-5 years of Leave of Absence and Disability administration experience preferred
Knowledge of federal and state leave laws, disability programs, and FMLA
Excellent customer service, and team-oriented skills
Exceptional Customer Service through professionalism, ownership and initiative
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook, and Internet Explorer
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to handle strictly confidential information
Ability to perform job responsibilities with a minimum of supervision
Ability to prioritize and multi-task to handle quickly shifting priorities
Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law.