Leave of Absence Administrator job – Safeway Inc – Phoenix, AZ

Leave of Absence Administrator

Safeway Inc

5,578 reviews

Phoenix, AZ

The Employee Service Center, located in Northwest Phoenix, has an opening for a Leave of Absence Administrator.

Position Purpose: Act as a Team Lead for Leave of Absence cases for the Corporate campuses. Services include employee and manager counseling on leave of absence policies and processes (i.e.: disability, FMLA, Military, unpaid medical, CA Pregnancy Disability Leave, CFRA, Paid Family Leave and Intermittent)


  • BS or BA in related discipline preferred or relevant experience will be considered
  • PHR or SPHR desirable
  • 1-3 years experience in a HR generalist or benefit role with a minimum of 2 years administering leaves in a corporate environment
  • Detailed knowledge of and experience in disability processing and leave of absence processing
  • Through knowledge of State and Federal leave and disability laws and regulations
  • Accurate, detail oriented and ability to multi task
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Experience in handling confidential information

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as case manager for leave cases through each stage of the leave process
  • Determining and classifying the leave type
  • Verifying eligibility
  • Determining leave approval
  • Calculating the length of the leave
  • Coordinating applicable Safeway leaves including integration with state leave laws
  • Monitoring maximum duration of leave
  • Supporting the return to work process
  • Updating HRIS/Payroll
  • Counseling employees/managers on leave processes
  • Facilitate the transition from STD to LTD
  • Responsible for all communications with the employee, line manager, HR manager and/or any third party disability vendor leading up to and during the duration of the leave
  • Responsible for all legally required notifications administered during leaves
  • Research and resolve issues by interacting with Employees, Payroll and Benefits
  • Assist in the establishment of and analysis of metrics on cost of leaves, sick pay, disability, benefits, etc
  • Conduct reporting and audits to ensure compliance with applicable leave policies
  • Analyze data to system data to identify where data errors/inconsistencies exist Work with management to improve the automation, efficiency and quality of service delivery
  • Conduct ad hoc leave of absence reporting and analyses as requested
  • Develop mastery of state and federal leave and disability laws and regulations

Respond to: Interested employees are encouraged to submit a resume by visiting www.safeway.com/careers.

Diversity is fundamental at Albertsons/Safeway. We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. And a diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect.

The Albertsons/Safeway policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status or any other legally protected status.

We support a drug-free workplace – all applicants offered a position are required to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired.


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