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CVS Health

Senior Employee Relations Consultant

Providence, RI

Bring your heart to CVS Health. Every one of us at CVS Health shares a single, clear purpose: Bringing our heart to every moment of your health. This purpose guides our commitment to deliver enhanced human-centric health care for a rapidly changing world. Anchored in our brand - with heart at its center - our purpose sends a personal message that how we deliver our services is just as important as what we deliver.

Our Heart At Work Behaviors™ support this purpose. We want everyone who works at CVS Health to feel empowered by the role they play in transforming our culture and accelerating our ability to innovate and deliver solutions to make health care more personal, convenient and affordable.

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Colleague Relations is a CVS Health Human Resources Center of Excellence. We are ambassadors of our Company's culture. We strive to promote a positive, healthy working environment. We demonstrate respect, care, and empathy toward all colleagues while applying a fair, balanced approach to resolve policy related colleague concerns.

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As a Senior Consultant on the Operations Team, you will serve as the primary point of contact for our colleagues, offering expert guidance on a broad range of issues and concerns, including but not limited to colleague performance, attendance and behavioral issues, policy interpretation, and the application of CVS Health policies and the Code of Conduct. You will be expected to respond to a significant volume of calls and emails from colleagues seeking advice on employment practices and policies. Your responsibilities will include timely and effective resolution of colleague issues during the initial outreach, to the extent possible. Additionally, you will provide cross-functional support to other departments as required.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Serves as first point of contact for our leaders and colleagues by a centralized phone system (up to 75% of time) and perform real time issue spotting to effectively resolve issues/concerns. For issues that require additional research or investigation, documenting all pertinent and relevant call details and consultation provided during the intake and assigning the case to the accurate team for resolution, including assignment of case categorization and priority.
  • Review and assess inquiries received through alternative channels (i.e., email, self-serve portal, and/or Ethics Line reporting), resolve, or direct to accurate team for further research (typically 25% of the time) including assignment of case categorization and priority.
  • Effectively leverage resources to achieve first contact resolution and provide proactive support to colleagues.
  • Assists with policy interpretation, and the application of CVS Health policies and the Code of Conduct.
  • Consults with leaders regarding colleague discipline and performance issues.
  • Respond to colleague inquiries, escalating to the appropriate team for further review and consultation when necessary.
  • Partner with our Legal partners to retain and provide records upon requests in a timely manner.
  • Respond to general inquiries related to workforce reduction, escalating concerns where appropriate.
  • Provide cross-functional support to other areas of the business, as appropriate.
Skills Required:
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy, putting people first and inspiring trust with our colleagues
  • Ability to interact and effectively influence colleagues within all levels of the organization
  • Ability to make sound, constructive business decisions, mitigating risk and adverse exposure to the Company while upholding what is right for the business and the colleagues we serve
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize, time manage effectively
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills including expertise in conflict management, investigation, negotiation and influencing.
  • Collaborates cross-functionally to achieve desired outcomes3+ years of Employee Relations, Labor Relations, and/or HR Generalist experience and/or 5+ years of leadership experience
  • Prior mentoring, leadership, mediation, or consulting experience
  • Knowledge of current state and federal employment/labor laws and regulations
  • Solid real time problem solving and decision-making skills
Required Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of Employee Relations, Labor Relations, and/or HR Generalist experience and/or 5+ years of leadership experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior mentoring, leadership, mediation, or consulting experience
  • Knowledge of current state and federal employment/labor laws and regulations
  • Solid real time problem solving and decision-making skills
Preferred Certifications or Licenses

High School Diploma or equivalent experience

Pay Range

The typical pay range for this role is:

$43,700.00 - $107,200.00

This pay range represents the base hourly rate or base annual full-time salary for all positions in the job grade within which this position falls. The actual base salary offer will depend on a variety of factors including experience, education, geography and other relevant factors. This position is eligible for a CVS Health bonus, commission or short-term incentive program in addition to the base pay range listed above.

In addition to your compensation, enjoy the rewards of an organization that puts our heart into caring for our colleagues and our communities. The Company offers a full range of medical, dental, and vision benefits. Eligible employees may enroll in the Company's 401(k) retirement savings plan, and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan is also available for eligible employees. The Company provides a fully-paid term life insurance plan to eligible employees, and short-term and long term disability benefits. CVS Health also offers numerous well-being programs, education assistance, free development courses, a CVS store discount, and discount programs with participating partners. As for time off, Company employees enjoy Paid Time Off ("PTO") or vacation pay, as well as paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Number of paid holidays, sick time and other time off are provided consistent with relevant state law and Company policies.

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We anticipate the application window for this opening will close on: 04/05/2024

CVS Health requires certain colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, religious belief, or other legally recognized reasons that prevents them from being vaccinated.

You are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status or apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 10 days of your employment. Please note that in some states and roles, you may be required to provide proof of full vaccination or an approved reasonable accommodation before you can begin to actively work.

CVS Health is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, advancing, and retaining individuals with disabilities. As such, we strive to provide equal access to the benefits and privileges of employment, including the provision of a reasonable accommodation to perform essential job functions. CVS Health can provide a request for a reasonable accommodation, including a qualified interpreter, written information in other formats, translation or other services through If you have a speech or hearing disability, please call 7-1-1 to utilize Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS). We will make every effort to respond to your request within 48 business hours and do everything we can to work towards a solution.

Client-provided location(s): Providence, RI, USA
Job ID: CVS-R0162753
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program