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HR Specialist

Cypress Healthcare Partners

Monterey, California 93940
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Full Time
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Cypress is a physician practice management company that provides management services, including HR support, to over 975 employees of 15+ companies in over 35 worksite locations, primarily in Monterey County. This position is responsible for all human resources issues including staffing, staff relations, orientation and development, compensation and benefits. HR is decentralized, with practice managers trained to handle most ordinary HR matters (e.g., interviewing, hiring, discipline, terminations, training, etc.). Ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations. This person would be the “go to” person for HR issues, like FMLA and other leaves of absence, labor law questions (e.g., exempt vs. nonexempt, discrimination claims, employment investigations, etc.), benefits information, and recruiting assistance. Cypress utilizes and relies extensively on ADP’s Workforce Now (“WFN”) HR and Benefits system.



Develops and evaluates recruiting resources and strategies. Handles help wanted advertising for staff, physicians and midlevel providers, including drafting job postings and job descriptions. Works with recruiters as necessary.

Assists with the implementation of company safety and health programs. Tracks and posts OSHA-required data and files reports.

Addresses employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, interpersonal issues between co-workers or other employee concerns.

Analyzes relevant market factors for compensation, recruiting and retention purposes. Advises on compensation issues. Proactively provides compensation guidelines to managers for common positions, such as MA, medical receptionist, B&C, and PAs.

Handles ACA compliance and filings related to group health plans. Assists with “building” benefits into ADP WFN system to ensure ACA timely and accurate reporting, including 1095 forms.

Assesses and tracks leaves of absence (e.g., FMLA), using ADP WFN. Timely sends required documentation of LOA to affected employees. Ensures Company’s compliance with laws, rules and regulations regarding protected leave.

Appropriately analyzes issues involving employee discipline, including termination. Handles most routine disciplinary matters with little or no supervision.

Assists with the development and implementation establishment of an in-house employee training system (with or without third party vendor support) that addresses the company's training needs including training needs assessment, new employee orientation or onboarding, compliance and ethics, mandatory training required by regulations (e.g., OSHA), management development.

Maintains updated Employee Handbooks for Cypress and its managed clients.



Typical noise level for the work environment is moderate.  Ability to hear for meetings, conferences and phone calls. Ability to hear instructions from managers and staff. Repetitive use of hands.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.



Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Human Resources, Business Management, Marketing, or other business-related discipline strongly preferred; Masters preferred.



At least five (5) years’ experience as a Human Resources Generalist or Specialist.

HR experience must involve companies with >100 employees and multiple locations/worksites.

SHRM CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.

Knowledge of relevant federal, state and local registration relating to Human Resources, i.e., Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Affirmative Action, ADA, FMLA, etc.

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