Benefits Specialist - (4214)

Founded in 2001, YRCI is a leading professional services firm providing Human Capital, Acquisition Support and Financial Management Services to Government and Commercial customers nationwide. At YRCI, collaborative people and innovative thinking are the driving force behind our growing success. We provide our employees a professional environment in which to find challenging, rewarding work and learning opportunities to allow them to flourish.
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Job Title
Benefits Specialist

Arlington, VA US (Primary)

Job Type

Position Benefits
As an employee of YRCI working full-time, you are eligible for an attractive benefits package. Your eligibility for medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance begins on YOUR VERY FIRST DAY OF EMPLOYMENT. Our benefits also include a company-sponsored 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement plan, and flexible spending accounts to allow you to pay for Health, Dependent care and Commuter costs with pre-tax income. All full time employees receive 10 paid holidays and begin accruing paid time off on their first day worked!!

Exemption Type

High School Diploma

Job Description
In joining this project you will be a part of an OPF Project team of seven personnel with the ultimate goal of auditing and preparing approximately 6,500 OPFs for scanning by OPM to eventually convert the OPFs into the eOPF Program. The team is comprised of personnel with different areas of Federal HR expertise in Staffing, Benefits, and Personnel/Payroll Processing. Each team member's expertise will be specifically leveraged within the process of this OPF project to ensure efficient and successful completion. The majority of the OPFs are located on client site in Arlington, VA while other OPFs are located at regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, New York, and San Francisco.
The YRCI team will conduct an extensive review of all Client OPFs in compliance with the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) and federally mandated HR employee record management regulations, as well as the Agency's guidance for maintaining OPFs and records. This effort includes reviewing all requested OPFs on a schedule agreed upon by the Client and YRCI team as work progresses. The Team is providingthe full range of quality control, documentation, audit, and review in the validation of Official Personnel Folders and other associated systems. Benefits Specialist expertise is required to make this project a success in various capacities, including those listed below.
The Collective Team Mission Includes:
  • Perform an extensive review of each client employee's Official Personnel Folder (OPF) to validation on documents/records, identification of incorrect and/or missing documents, calculation of ServiceComputation Dates (SCDs), verification of correct retirement coverage code, identification of Veterans' Preferences, and all associated personnel management actions required if the Agency planned and conducted a Reduction in Force (RIF).
  • Record assessments include reviews of SF-50s and associated documents, resumes, service histories, types of appointments, tenure status, veterans' preference, civilian and military deposits/re-deposits, document reviews of benefits forms to include Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB), Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI),client Life Insurance, Designation of Beneficiary documents, and other related personnel documents and/or records.
  • Provide weekly reports that track the number of OPF folders reviewed and completed, discrepancies or corrections identified, and a list of forms purged from the OPFs.
  • Complete an OPF Review checklist for each reviewed OPF and sign off on its completion.
  • Purge/remove all documents not listed in the section H.7. of the SOW. Establish a separate folder, per OPF that includes purged documents.
  • Follow the chain of custody established in checking out, reviewing and returning each OPF.
Benefits Specialist Duties Include, But Are Not Limited To:
  • Administer open season programs. Review and process, upon approval, health, and life insurance enrollments and changes, retirement actions, and provide recommendations to federal specialists.
  • Analyzes problems of complex and sensitive nature requiring special treatment and presents alternative courses of action for consideration.
  • Works with HR Specialist to coordinate with other organizational elements of HRB when issues/problems identified goes beyond employees' benefit issues.
  • Compute estimates for retirement annuities, provide employees with information on coverage, and required procedures.
  • Review retirement documentation for adequacy and accuracy, obtain additional documentation as necessary, and resolves problems with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
  • Provide recommendations, consultation, and assistance to employees on employees' benefits coverage.
  • Keep abreast of legislation, regulations, and other guidelines relating to the benefit programs.
  • The contractor shall follow a script provided by the agency when conducting training sessions, orientations, and retirement seminars.
  • Provide other support to HR specialists, as needed.

Job Requirements
  • High School Diploma.
  • Minimum five (5) years' experience directly related to HR Federal Benefits Programs, providing a full range of employee benefits services to employees, including determining requirements for eligibility and administration of retirement, TSP/401k, health and life insurance, flexible spending accounts (FSA), long term disability, dental and vision insurance, long-term care insurance, and other employee benefits.
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal employee benefits programs, including health, life, long-term care, dental and vision insurance; Federal retirement, TSP, etc.
  • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills and demonstrated customer service skills.
  • A college degree is desired, but not required.

We employ people who are driven by excellence, committed to integrity, and inspired by opportunities to achieve positive results.
YRCI is a government contractor. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Vet. YRCI is an E-Verify employer. Further, as a contractor and subcontractor YRCI shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. No sponsorship is available for this position.


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