The purpose of HR is to manage the personnel needs of City Departments and the environment in which they operate. We provide strategic, administrative and operational service to help achieve the City’s overall success, and to ensure the organization is complaint with Federal, State and local laws and regulations.
The Department of Human Resources provides full-range hire-thru-retire services, with a dedicated focus on recruiting, hiring, training and retaining high quality personnel. We do this by managing top notch recruitment and selection efforts, engaging, developing and leveraging talent, minimizing risk, maintaining positive labor relations, and achieving strategic HRD goals and objectives.
The Human Resources Division facilitates the following organizational functions and employee transactions:
• Employee Benefits
• Employee Benefits Administration
• Employee and Labor Relations
• Employee Training & Development
• Classification and Compensation
• Discipline and Grievances
• Leave Program
• Memoranda of Understanding Administration
• Performance Evaluations
• Policies & Resolutions
• Recruitment & Selection
• Job Descriptions and Salary Schedules
• Open Recruitments (Full-Time and Temporary/Part-Time)
• Promotional Recruitments
• Federal and State employment law compliance
• Other functions related to Human Resources Administration
The Department also provides staff support and coordinates the activities of the Personnel Commission.
The Risk Management Division’s purpose is to identify and minimize exposures that could result in financial loss to the City. Risk Management is responsible for the administration of comprehensive loss prevention programs that incorporate current practices and philosophies that are most effective in preventing injuries, vehicular collisions, liabilities, and damage to equipment and materials. The Department provides consultation and management services in the areas of workers’ compensation; general and auto liability; insurance procurement; employee insurance benefits, including life, long term disability, and State Disability; employee safety; uninsured losses; and public loss prevention.
Staff oversees the processing of all workers’ compensation and general liability claims. The division will identify and arrange for training programs to assist employees in the performance of their job duties to minimize exposure to injury.