Perspecta Employee Relations Specialist in Chantilly, Virginia


Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation’s most important work. We’re a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We continually push ourselves—to respond, to adapt, to go further. To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers.

Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways—not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter.

Perspecta’s talented and robust workforce—14,000 strong—stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let’s make an impact together.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


The Employee Relations Specialist will investigate and manage investigations into allegations made by employees involving HR-related violations of law, regulation or policy. The Specialist must demonstrate a strong understanding of laws, regulations, concepts, and practices applicable to Employee Relations (ER) investigations. This role reports to the VP of HR Business Partners. This position will serve as an employee relations and investigations subject matter expert to the company, including HR Business Partners, business leaders, legal, security and employees, and will partner with those stakeholders and others to ensure the prompt and thorough investigation of ER matters. This position will also provide data analysis on trends, make recommendations on how to make improvements across the organization, and help resolve challenges if coaching or training related.

  • Conducts and oversees internal investigations into alleged violations of law, regulation, conduct or corporate policies, including allegations of discrimination and harassment

  • Works independently or with cross-functional teams to prioritize, manage and investigate allegations in a fair, thorough and timely manner, and provides guidance to colleagues on the handling of investigations

  • Develops and executes investigative plans to gather information (e. g., witnesses, electronic data, physical evidence) to assess the validity of allegations reported by employees and third parties

  • Prepares concise written reports and summaries of findings detailing the factual outcome of an investigation

  • Advises concerned parties of report findings, and tracks completion of agreed upon actions; maintains and communicates periodic trend reports

  • Makes recommendations on countermeasures, operational improvements and risk mitigation on individual cases as well as organizational improvements to address issues and trends holistically and proactively

  • Liaises with relevant stakeholders, including business leaders, legal, security and HR to convey HR-related concerns resulting from investigations

  • Builds strong partnerships with compliance, legal, HR, security and other partners to foster trust and accountability

  • May be committee member to represent HR in employee relations related topics

  • Role may also include oversight and supporting progressive discipline, ad hoc projects, or support for HRBPs as workload and needs dictate


  • Requires 5 to 8 years with BS/BA or 3 to 5 years with MS/MA or 0 to 2 years with PhD, or equivalent experience.

  • Three to five years' experience with principles and practices of investigation and research, including interview techniques, principles and procedures of record keeping and reporting, research techniques and data collection

  • Experience conducting complex ER investigations and witness interviews

  • Strong understanding of ER policies, procedures, and legislation related to employment practices is required

  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to handle many complex issues simultaneously, prioritizing and effectively managing time

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Unquestioned integrity and excellent judgment

  • Ability to interact professionally and respectfully with employees and managers at all levels of the organization, including members of senior management, and operate with autonomy and limited supervision

  • Process-oriented; ability to build sustainable compliance standard work and systems

  • Attention to detail, including documentation, record-keeping, and tracking

  • Proven ability to think strategically and effectively work across a complex, matrixed organization

  • Experience in government contracting and SCA population, preferred


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Req # 2019-53689

Category Human Resources

# of Openings 1

Job Location US-Chantilly-VA

Clearance No Clearance Required