Leave of absence administrators are responsible for managing all leaves of absence for employees within a company or particular department, including leaves such as FMLA, ADA, and vacation days. These administrators usually works within a company's human resources (HR) department and receive notices from supervisors and risk management specialists, and written notice is then provided to employees to notify them of the next steps. They may also be tasked with approving or denying claims.
Leave of absence administrators monitor and track employees who are on leave and may work with the payroll department to ensure that employees are compensated accordingly. Data relating to leaves of absence is usually entered into a database, so word processing skills and close attention to detail are important in this position. These administrators also prepare and present various reports and must be knowledgeable of each type of leave of absence and its requirements.
These administrators may occasionally counsel employees and supervisors regarding leaves of absence and returning to work, and they must always ensure that each leave of absence complies with all state and federal laws. They typically work full-time in an office during regular business hours, and a high school diploma and a few years of experience in leave administration are often minimum requirements for this position.
Leave of Absence Administrator Tasks
Administer and manage leave programs, including updating and improving system.
Research questions from human resources department and employees about leave policies
Ensure that forms are collected, recorded, and filed on time.
Communicate with human resources department and employees about leave program.