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Human Resources Overview

The Human Resources Office is responsible for administration of all employee benefits, worker’s compensation administration, employee and labor relations, employee personnel files and records, compliance of legally mandated programs and recruitment of new employees. The Department supports continuous improvement on Human Resources related activities.

The Human Resources Department provides support to all City departments by performing the centralized functions of recruitment, selection, orientation and labor-employee relations. This function includes support to the Labor Attorney in contract negotiations, administration of four bargaining units, administration of the non-union Administrative group, coordination of the City’s various health plans and maintenance and legal compliance of personnel files.

The Department processes all Worker’s Compensation claims including disputes, return to work requirements, and safety requirements. The Department is also in charge of Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability and COBRA Administration.

The Department also serves as a resource by assisting managerial personnel in motivating, managing, and disciplining employees effectively. The department is responsible for ensuring compliance with all employment law requirements such as Equal Employment Opportunity, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Department coordinates all CDL’s (commercial drivers licenses) renewals, medicals and trainings for all Department of Public Services employees.