Transitioned work to the Benefits Department where I reported to a Human Resources Director, Employee Benefits Manager, and was responsible for managing a Junior Benefits Administrator.
Assisted the Benefits Department in administering health care to management associates, promoting and administering 401(k) benefits as well as voluntary and flexible spending accounts.
Managed short term disabilty procedures and filings for all sales associates in 200 (plus) stores across nine states.
Assisted in administering workers compensation benefits and worked closely with Big M's insurance company on safety education and programs.
Worked with the Benefits Manager and Director in analyzing and modifying compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs within our organization and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
Represented organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations pertaining primarily to unemployment hearings.
Ran an employee acknowledgement program in partnership with Michael C. Fina and Tiffany & Company in order to recognize employees with milestone anniversaries. Built and maintained an employee recognition program with monthly acknowledgements and events.
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