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People Compliance

People Compliance forms part of the People Operations Team at GitLab, and is directly responsible for managing all compliance-related efforts relating to People Operations processes and affecting all GitLab team members. This team will be collaborating very closely with all People Operations and People Success teams, as well as Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, and Legal teams.

People Compliance Specialist

The People Compliance Specialist reports to the Vice President of People Operations, Technology and Analytics.

Job Grade

The People Compliance Specialist is a grade 6.

People Compliance Specialist Responsibilities

  • Support queries relating to compliance, audit and due diligence specific projects in issues, slack and MR's.
  • Point of contact for Legal, Security Compliance and all internal audit-related queries.
  • DRI for all People Group-related compliance projects. Coordinate, collaborate, administer, and support the enablement of various compliance efforts and projects.
  • Spearhead complete review and redress of all US and non-US People processes and policies.
  • Implement compliance initiatives and templates that can be utilised for initiatives including: document retention policy for team member information, data protection, and annual training on these.
  • Complete all mandatory country-specific lawful and required reports and compliance initiatives, such as the US-required EEOC and AAP reports.
  • Ongoing audits and compliance initiatives as directed in Total Rewards, People Operations, and Talent Acquisition.
  • Collaborate with the People Tools team to ascertain and integrate tools in relation to compliance needs and initiatives, including automation and reporting.
  • Engage with internal legal counsel, vendors, and external professionals and legal counsel as needed.
  • Work closely with the Senior Leadership in the People Group and suggest iterations on processes and initiatives to ensure we remain compliant.
  • Announce changes and improvements in the #whats-happening-at-gitlab Slack channel.
  • Complete ad-hoc projects, reporting, and tasks.

People Compliance Specialist Requirements

  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.
  • The capacity to challenge the status quo with all levels of leadership to ensure compliance.
  • The capability to work autonomously and to drive your own performance & development would be important in this role.
  • Willing to make People Compliance as open and transparent as possible.
  • Proven organizational skills with high attention to detail and the capacity to prioritize.
  • The aptitude to work in a fast-paced, global environment with substantial attention to detail is essential.
  • High sense of urgency and accuracy.
  • Exemplary team player who can jump in and support the team on a variety of topics and tasks.
  • Prior experience in HR Compliance, Team Member Data Retention or a People Operations role that included compliance.
  • Clear understanding of HR laws in one or multiple countries where GitLab is active.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Enthusiasm for and broad experience with software tools.
  • Proven experience to quickly adapt new software tools.
  • Willing to work with git and GitLab whenever possible.
  • Ability to use GitLab.
  • Willingness to work odd hours when needed (for example, to call an embassy in a different continent).
  • Bachelor's degree or 2 years related experience.
  • Experience at a growth-stage tech company is preferred.

People Compliance Specialist Performance Indicators

Primary performance indicators for this role:

People Compliance Partner

The People Compliance Partner reports to the Vice President of People Operations, Technology and Analytics.

Job Grade

The Senior Compliance Specialist is a grade 7.

People Compliance Partner Responsibilities

  • Maintain appropriate level of process, program, and policy knowledge in order to assist team members.
  • Monitor and understand legislation in countries and states/provinces where we have entities e.g. benefits / time off / offer letters / contracts.
  • Proactively identify people compliance inefficiencies and inconsistencies and collaborate towards improved and more productive practices that improve GitLab’s compliance.
  • Support queries relating to compliance, audit and due diligence specific projects in issues, slack and MR's.
  • Point of contact for Legal, Security Compliance and all internal audit-related queries.
  • DRI for all People Group-related compliance projects. Coordinate, collaborate, administer, and support the enablement of various compliance efforts and projects.
  • Spearhead complete review and redress of all US and non-US People processes and policies.
  • Implement compliance initiatives and templates that can be utilised for initiatives including: document retention policy for team member information, data protection, and annual training on these.
  • Complete all mandatory country-specific lawful and required reports and compliance initiatives, such as the US-required EEOC and AAP reports.
  • Ongoing audits and compliance initiatives as directed in Total Rewards, People Operations, and Talent Acquisition.
  • Collaborate with the People Tools team to ascertain and integrate tools in relation to compliance needs and initiatives, including automation and reporting.
  • Engage with internal legal counsel, vendors, and external professionals and legal counsel as needed.
  • Work closely with the Senior Leadership in the People Group and suggest iterations on processes and initiatives to ensure we remain compliant.
  • Announce changes and improvements in the #whats-happening-at-gitlab Slack channel.
  • Complete ad-hoc projects, reporting, and tasks.

People Compliance Partner Requirements

  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.
  • The capacity to challenge the status quo with all levels of leadership to ensure compliance.
  • The capability to work autonomously and to drive your own performance & development would be important in this role.
  • Willing to make People Compliance as open and transparent as possible.
  • Proven organizational skills with high attention to detail and the capacity to prioritize.
  • The aptitude to work in a fast-paced, global environment with substantial attention to detail is essential.
  • High sense of urgency and accuracy.
  • Exemplary team player who can jump in and support the team on a variety of topics and tasks.
  • Prior extensive experience in HR Compliance, Team Member Data Retention or a People Operations role that included compliance.
  • Clear understanding of HR laws in one or multiple countries where GitLab is active.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Enthusiasm for and broad experience with software tools.
  • Proven experience to quickly adapt new software tools.
  • Willing to work with git and GitLab whenever possible.
  • Ability to use GitLab.
  • Willingness to work odd hours when needed (for example, to call an embassy in a different continent).
  • Bachelor's degree or 3-5 years related experience.
  • Experience at a growth-stage tech company is preferred.

People Compliance Partner Performance Indicators

Primary performance indicators for this role:

Manager, People Compliance

The Manager, People Compliance reports to the Vice President of People Operations, Technology and Analytics.

Job Grade

The Manager, People Compliance is a grade 8.

Manager, People Compliance Responsibilities

  • Coach and mentor the People Compliance team to effectively address people compliance and relation audit and overall project initiatives.
  • Manage a team of People Compliance specialists including Leave Administration speciality.
  • Acts as a subject matter leader to provide strategic coaching to management of all levels on addressing a variety of people issues while effectively mitigating business and company risk.
  • Lead department-specific and org-wide strategic initiatives, soliciting buy-in, partnering with cross-functional partners and driving scalable solutions.
  • Strive for strategic partnerships and support business units on people compliance concerns as they arise.
  • Ensure oversight and governance of policies and practices globally, including interpreting and applying understanding of corporate policies and practices, employment laws, and other regulations to provide advice, guidance, or clarification for People Compliance inquiries.
  • Monitor and understand legislation in countries and states/provinces where we have entities e.g. benefits / time off / offer letters / contracts.
  • Investigate best practice and innovative people policies to ensure GitLab is fully prepared and compliant as we scale. Create and implement internal policies related to leave administration, disability support, and more.
  • Analyze data to identify trends, provide insights and make recommendations to stakeholders and cross-functional partners to develop scalable solutions, programs and policies to improve the team member experience.
  • Continually audit and monitor compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Proactively identify people compliance inefficiencies and inconsistencies and collaborate towards improved and more productive practices that improve GitLab’s compliance.
  • Supervise all mandatory country-specific lawful and required reports and compliance initiatives, such as the US-required EEOC and AAP reports.
  • Direct ongoing audits and compliance initiatives as directed in Total Rewards, People Operations, and Talent Acquisition.
  • Address any gaps and escalate to the Vice President of People Operations, Technology & Analytics as required.
  • Quarterly compliance report presented to Senior Leadership of People Group.
  • Manage vendor renewals and agreements.
  • Collaborate with the People Tools team to ascertain and integrate tools in relation to compliance needs and initiatives, including automation and reporting.
  • Engage with internal legal counsel, vendors, and external professionals and legal counsel as needed.
  • Work closely with the Senior Leadership in the People Group and suggest iterations on processes and initiatives to ensure we remain compliant.
  • Announce changes and improvements in the #whats-happening-at-gitlab Slack channel.
  • Complete ad-hoc projects, reporting, and tasks.

Manager, People Compliance Requirements

  • Extends that of the People Compliance Partner requirements.
  • Extensive experience in people operations in a high speed, high growth, global, technology-based environment.
  • Successful and proven mentoring commitment.
  • High EI, as well as exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Analytical skills and intensive experience working with reports and manipulating data in Google Sheets.
  • Ability to prioritize and drive ownership of projects.
  • Proven analytical capabilities; experience with large amounts of data and in developing audit reports, metrics, and reporting mechanisms.
  • Comfortable as a hands-on manager and willing to roll up your sleeves to get things done.

Manager, People Compliance Performance Indicators

Primary performance indicators for this role:

Career Ladder

The next step in the People Compliance job family is to move to the People Leadership job family.

Hiring Process

  • Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute screening call with one of our recruiters
  • Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 45 minute interview with our Vice President, People Operations, Technology and Analytics
  • After that, candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute interview with members of the People Operations, People Success, Legal, Total Rewards, Talent Acquisition, and People Partner teams
  • Finally, our CPO may choose to conduct a final interview

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