Workers Comp/Loa Specialist

Republic Airways Indianapolis , IN 46218

Posted 3 months ago

Job Category:

Human Resources

At Republic Airways, our mission is to provide a safe, clean and reliable flying experience. We believe this is best accomplished by focusing on our vision, With the BEST people, products and performance, we will be Americas Regional Airline of choice. Republic Airways, based in Indianapolis, operates a fleet of 188 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with 900 daily flights to 100 cities in 35 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under our major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. Our 10 domiciles include CMH, DCA, EWR, IND, LGA, MCI, MIA, ORD, PHL and PIT. With more than 5,500 talented aviation professionals, Republic Airways is a great place to get your career off the runway!

POSITION PURPOSE

Oversees Associate leave activities to include leave of absence (LOA), workers compensation (WC) and return to work. Manages workers compensation claims.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned to this position as needed.

  • Interfaces with medical providers, attorneys, and management staff; coordinates and monitors medical care plans; evaluates results of medical examinations and makes appropriate determinations.

  • Manages and provides input to Workers Compensation Insurance provider and third party administrators relationships and contracts.

  • Collaborates with workers compensation insurance provider, attorneys and adjustors to evaluate, investigate and resolve claims. Evaluates and approves settlement offers within monetary limit. Represents the Company in workers compensation related hearings with system board/arbitration to include researching leave history, absence trends, etc.

  • Keeps abreast of trends and innovations in the field of workers compensation administration and stays current on legislative and regulatory issues at the State and Federal level.

  • Acts as a liaison with LOA third-party Administrator Company and internal employees

  • Develops and maintains LOA metrics, analyzes data for trends and provides recommendations for improvement. Develops and provides reports as requested. Compiles and posts annual OSHA log and BLS data.

  • Assists in the on-going development and improvement of LOA policies and procedures. Ensures policies and procedures are current with applicable FMLA and USERRA laws, labor agreements, and state and federal laws surrounding LOAs.

  • Provides Associate leave history, absence trends, etc. to supervisors, managers, and employee relations, as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE.

  • Bachelors degree in a related area or a combination of education and experience.

  • At least 5 years related leave of absence, workers compensation, benefits or related experience.

PREFERRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. / B.S.) in Human Resources with additional years related experience in a 1,000+ employee based company preferred.

  • Experience in a union environment preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

REASONING/PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

DECISION MAKING

Makes day to day decisions used to support strategic direction. Decisions often require some thought and are somewhat structured. Decisions tend to be short term and usually moderate cost.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Able to move about the work environment.

Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Typically not exposed to extreme environmental conditions.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

None.

Republic Airways is committed to providing qualified applicants and associates reasonable accommodation, when necessary, to enable the individuals to complete the application process and/or perform the essential functions of the job. An applicant and/or associate requiring reasonable accommodation to perform any essential job function, should contact Human Resources.

  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here at https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf%E2%80%8B .

  • Selected candidate(s) for hire must complete the following prior to employment: a criminal history report, global screen, drug screen, employment credit report and if applicable, a driving record.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information.

At Republic Airways, our vision is to be Americas regional airline of choice, and our 6,000 associates work together each day to achieve that by providing a safe, clean and reliable flying experience. Whether the role is on the aircraft or in the office, every person at Republic contributes to our success and our family-oriented work environment.

Since our founding in 1974, weve grown to become the worlds largest operator of the Embraer 170/175 jet, flying more than 1000 flights daily for our partners, American Airline, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. Beyond our operations, were focused on sharing our time, talents and treasures with our communityboth locally and globally.

Join Republic Airways where you will find opportunities, reach new heights and be part of something bigger than yourself. Republic Airways, opportunity elevated.

#WhyRepublic


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Workers Comp/Loa Specialist

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