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Xcel Energy Disability Solutions Specialist - CO, MN & TX Job in Denver, Colorado

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis; TX - Amarillo

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Position Summary

Focusing on bringing solutions to the support of the disabled employee and their manager, this position will bring expertise in the area of disability case management, absence management and return to work. A key responsibility will be to maximize the productivity and capabilities of employees throughout the cycle of the occupational and non-occupational illness or injury through the interactive accommodation process with focus on return to work.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead and coordinate the Return to Work program, encompassing all programs that support and facilitate employees' return to work following disability, both occupational and non-occupational. This may include, but is not limited to, identifying transitional duties and coordinating redeployment of employees.

  • Monitor absence and disability cases. Maintain detailed case notes on employees. Partner with disability/leave vendor on FMLA and short-term disability absences and act as a liaison between the vendor and management. Ensure proper integration of vendor FMLA administration with short term and long-term disability programs and claims. Handle short term disability (STD) and long term disability (LTD) claim escalations.

  • Build partnerships with external disability case managers, HR Partners and Business Consultants, Workforce Relations, EEO, Legal and business area management to coordinate solutions and maintain communication and cooperation regarding work absences and return to work programs and processes.

  • Build and maintain effective relationship between the vendor/physician/company/employee to establish an environment that encourages prompt and effective exchange of information to determine the employee's functional ability.

  • Develop and deliver training, communication tools and materials to business partners to ensure understanding of program philosophy and initiatives, awareness of available resources, impact of regulatory issues, and employee involvement.

  • Monitor classifications of individuals receiving disability benefits to ensure they are receiving proper benefits as aligned with their employment status.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related degree or a combination of education and experience.

  • Two years of Human Resources related experience.

  • Proven communication, problem analysis, and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with individuals and groups at all levels of the organization.

  • Must be available to travel.


  • Appropriate certifications in disability management or human resources.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of disability management theory and practice, relevant state and federal laws and regulations, specifically ADAAA and FMLA, and benefit design and implementation.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Xcel Energy requires all persons be fully vaccinated or receive a formal medical or religious accommodation prior to their start date, unless prohibited by state or local law.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: CO - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis; TX - Amarillo || United States (US) || Human Resources & Employee Svc || 84255:Disability Solutions || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $58,000 to $82,666 per year

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Requisition Number: 38575

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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