The Sr. Benefits - LOA Specialist position, manages, monitor, documents and supports leave of absence (LOA) activities related to overall LOA administration in accordance with organizational policy, federal and state laws. Produces end-user reports and analysis data to make recommendations based on LOA trends. Provides information, interpretation, guidance and consultation on complex issues that may arise as a result of an LOA associated with Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), leave as an accommodation under the Americans' with Disabilities Act (ADA), Workers Compensation, and Personal LOAs. Extracts, organizes, verifies, and interprets customer needs into procedures that follow current policies and practices. Serves as the Human Resources (HR) central point of contact regarding workers compensation claims in coordination with Employee Health Services and the third party Workers Compensation administrator. Coordinates workers compensation from initial claim through closure, and the transition from one leave type to another. Maintains the Alternative Duty Program (ADP) to ensures that the program is being followed based on workflow and policy. The LOA Specialist is responsible for the coordination and administration of the leave of absence process for employees including, but not limited to FMLA, CFRA, PDL, ADA, Workers' Compensation, STD and LTD programs in accordance with organizational policy, federal and state laws. Responsibilities include interpreting policies and instructing employees and managers on proper processes and procedures, maintaining records and reports related to leaves, and maintaining communication to all involved in the process.