Lead Labor Relations HR Business Partner

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Date: Dec 27, 2018

Location: Broomfield, CO, US, 80021

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.


Job Summary

The Lead Labor Relations Business Partner is responsible for Labor Relations guidance and processes for an assigned client group (s), excluding arbitration and collective bargaining.  The role will serve as an SME for business unit leaders related to a variety of Labor Relations related items.

Job Description

  • Job Description

  • Responsible for end to end case management and resolution of the following processes: advice and interpretation of union contracts, performance management, grievances and requests for information from unions, temporary medical restrictions and other leaves (ADA, FMLA, STD, etc.), dispute resolution, NLRB & Arbitration prep support, union escalations, force adjustment support, targeted leader training on union related issues or new company processes (new manager, OEPP, CDB, contract overview, L2S, etc.), general Labor Relations support and other items as assigned.
  • Provides advice and counsel to all levels of management related to a broad range of topics related to unions, our represented workforce, management rights, acceptable work practices, etc.
  • Acts as a liaison between line leaders and HRBP’s.  Interfaces with other HR COE’s, Shared Services, and legal to streamline processes and standardize work.
  • Provide support to management on multiple union contracts and escalated Labor Relations issues.
  • Works within a very fast paced Center of Excellence requiring flex and partnering capabilities with all members of the team.  Responsible for tracking work items in a ticketing system to stay within established SLA’s for various in scope services. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in business or HR related field or equivalent education and experience.
  • Minimum of 6 years of Labor Relations or HR experience in roles of increasing responsibility.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in business or HR related field
  • Large company HR experience in a COE / Shared Services environment
  • Hands-on experience and capability in working with both a represented and non-represented workforce
  • Familiarity and/or experience with Lean/Six Sigma methodologies – Standard work, Process Mapping, Kaizen, etc.


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix; US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Louisiana-Monroe; US-Missouri-St Louis; US-Washington-Seattle

Requisition #: 205557

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/ 

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”).  We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Job Segment: Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Temporary, Consulting, Lean Six Sigma, Human Resources, Contract, Technology, Management

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