Human Resources

The purpose of Human Resources (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.

Mission Statement

The Department of Human Resources provides full-range hire-through-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
  • Achieving strategic Human Resources Department goals and objectives

Human Resources Division

The Human Resources Division facilitates the following organizational functions and employee transactions:

  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Employee Training and Development
  • Classification and Compensation
  • Discipline and Grievances
  • Leave Program
  • Memoranda of Understanding Administration
  • Performance Evaluations
  • Policies and Resolutions
  • Recruitment and 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.

Risk Management Division

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
    • State disability
  • Employee safety
  • Uninsured losses
  • 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.