Every member of our team plays a significant role in our success. Tocagen hires individuals who share our passion for ending cancer mortality and have exceptional talent that will contribute to this goal.
The HR Generalist is responsible for administrating and organizing all aspects of HR, with a heavy focus on Payroll and Benefits Administration. The HR Generalist will also manage the employee file administration, policy & procedures communication, employee on-boarding process, safety compliance administration and assist with recruiting and compensation needs.
Duties and Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:
o Processes and submits biweekly payroll; reviews timesheets and audits for overtime hours; maintains current knowledge of wage and hour laws and legal rulings.
o Ensures payroll deduction and accumulator codes are properly entered into the HRIS system. Properly fund various benefit plans including HRA, and 401K.
o Provides accurate and timely payroll reports to accounting.
o Prepares reports as needed for ESPP funding and other benefit programs as needed.
· Benefits Administration:
§ Conducts new hire orientation on benefit programs (health insurance, 401k, ESPP, Stock Options).
§ Assists existing employees with questions on plan benefits, claims, loans, etc.
§ Provides employee communication regarding benefit plan changes, open enrollment periods, and other events as needed.
§ Maintains benefit records and data; monitors change reporting and eligibility.
§ Assists in coordinating annual benefit review and insurance renewal process.
o Oversees the company’s vacation, sick and holiday benefit policies, ensuring accurate accruals and usage.
o Responds to Unemployment Insurance claim requests.
· File Management & HR Compliance:
o Maintains all employee files/records following HR best practices and HIPPA requirements.
o Processes employee data and runs reports in the HRIS and train managers and employees to use the system.
o Develops and tracks HR related metrics; Supports other departments and management with requested data.
o Interprets and explains Company policies and procedures as well as HR related laws, standards and regulations as needed.
· Employee On-Boarding:
o Works with Recruiting Manager to prepare and conduct New Hire Orientation Agenda..
o Prepares New Hire Orientation Booklets with all new hire documents.
· Safety Administration:
o Maintains and updates the IIPP and Emergency Action Plan.
o Coordinates with managers to provide safety training and employee sign offs on training.
o Responsible for coordinating and tracking compliance and safety certifications.
· Recruitment & Compensation:
§ Preparing and updating job descriptions and requisition forms.
§ Posting position notices to relevant online sites.
§ Conducting reference or background checks on job applicants and preparing offer letters if needed.
· Performs other duties as required.
Education and Experience:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands along with fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and balance.
The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to lab areas and moving parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with it.
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