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Professional/Administrative Job Specification (11/02)

Job Title: Manager, Benefits and Compensation
Class Code:   000093

Job Summary

Supervise and coordinate the administration of the University's employee group benefits plans and position classification and compensation program.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and recommend new procedures, or modify existing procedures to improve the quality and efficiency of the employee benefits program and ensure compliance with established personnel policies.

Review federal and state regulations affecting current benefits programs and modify plans as required.

Provide general information and assistance to members of the faculty and staff on University benefits programs.

Enroll University staff in retirement and insurance programs, explaining benefits' coverage and provisions.

Monitor computerized personnel reports to assure accuracy of personnel data.

Supervise the processing of personnel action forms to identify appropriate benefits' coverage’s and to coordinate changes in existing status with employing department and payroll.

Review monthly billings for benefits carriers. Correspond by telephone or letter with benefits carriers to resolve individual problems.

Assist employees who are retiring with benefits problems or questions, explaining benefits' options.

Process life insurance claims and annuity settlements for beneficiaries of deceased employees.

Participate in orientation programs or other group meetings, explaining insurance and retirement programs.

Develop and recommend compensation policies, salary structure and salary increase guidelines for the University. Resolve compensation problems/questions.

Direct the position classification of Professional/Administrative and Classified positions; resolve questions of status under Fair Labor Standard Act and Kentucky Labor Law.

Oversee the completion of salary surveys conducted by the University. Analyze data from survey information to establish the salary position of the University.

Perform related duties as required.

Knowledge, Training and Skills

Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field. An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be substituted for the requirements noted.


Five years of experience in Benefits Administration.

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