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BENEFITS COORDINATOR

SUMMARY:

The Benefits Coordinator is responsible for coordinating activities of a specific benefits program, ensuring quality control and appropriateness of program, coordinating special projects, and preparing applicable reports. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

Counsels retirement system members on available annuity options; explains procedures for purchasing or receiving retirement credit for previous services or reciprocal service.

Provides technical assistance to staff members, system members, other state agencies/institutions, and the general public regarding retirement laws and policies.

Develops procedures for and oversees processing of information in order to place members on the retirement payroll.

Prioritizes workload and checks work procedures for accuracy and compliance to laws, policies, and procedures.

Interprets and implements federal and state retirement legislation, policies, and procedures.

Revises and/or composes new procedures as benefits and retirement laws are added or amended.

Presents benefits and retirement seminars as needed.

Coordinates with system management personnel to design or modify information technology systems.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of employee benefit programs and eligibility requirements. Knowledge of computer programs. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of laws, regulations, and policies to specific situations. Ability to prepare and present written and oral information and reports. Ability to supervise employees, administer work plans, and evaluate progress.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor


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