American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

Human Resources Associate II
Human Resources

Based in Washington, DC


Human Resources
Human Resources Associate II
Headquarters-Washington, DC
Excluded Clerical Grade 7
Starting Salary: $55,858

This position provides data, analytical and organizational support for various human resource and benefit plan operations. Responsibilities include data collection, updating and record keeping for AFSCME’s employee benefit plans covering AFSCME IU staff and staff employed by over 50 AFSCME affiliates. Incumbent will assist in the alignment and coordination of Human Resources and Benefits data and administrative operations. This position includes responsibility for maintaining contact with benefit providers, plan participants (including staff and retirees) and affiliates as needed.


  • Create, update and verify benefit and human resources related data and records including staff, participant and affiliate contact lists necessary for overall administration of benefits plans.
  • Assists in the overall administration of the Pension Plan.
  • Maintains records for pension plan contributions, which includes reconciling monthly contribution receipts to bank statements and follow up with delinquencies. Advises supervisor of delinquencies and discrepancies.
  • Review and verify employer and employee participation records and census data for accuracy and compliance with employee benefit plan provisions.
  • Prepare and distribute notifications required to ensure compliance with benefit plans provisions and applicable laws.
  • Collects data necessary to perform required compliance testing for qualified benefit plans. Resolves discrepancies through participating employer staff.
  • Manage 401 (k) loans including delinquency issues.
  • Monitors and ensures receipt and accuracy of receivables for Pension, Health, Life and 401(k) payments.
  • Perform and review annual ADP Testing.
  • Acts as liaison with other departments, including Accounting, to provide human resources and benefits data for operations, benefit plans and other required audits.
  • Resolves specific confidential employee questions or issues relating to benefits by reviewing benefit plan policies and procedures.
  • May be required to perform other related benefits and human resources duties as assigned.

Education & Experience
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with course work in human resources management or benefits. A Certified Employee Benefits Specialist certificate is desirable. A minimum of five (5) years relevant experience in benefits administration, human resources with employee benefits as a specialty, accounting or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:


  • Thorough knowledge of defined benefit, defined contribution and employee benefit plans.
  • Thorough knowledge of administration processes or procedures for defined benefit or contribution plans.
  • Thorough knowledge of health, life, STD, LTD and AD&D benefit plans.
  • Knowledge of automated accounting systems, software, principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of human resources management systems, software, principles and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of ERISA, COBRA, 401(k) regulations and other employment and benefit related laws and policies.
  • Knowledge of human resources practices, procedures and policies.
  • Ability and skills necessary to use spreadsheet and other software (including Excel, automated accounting and HRIS systems) to create and manipulate data to achieve required reports.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to handle confidential employee information and confidential matters with employees.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to apply policies, procedures and standards, conduct research, and make logical conclusions.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks under tight timelines.

To Apply:
Please submit résumé and cover letter to recruiting@afscme.org

Posting Date: November 8, 2021

AFSCME is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate against an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.

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