The Human Resources / Risk Management Department is made up of three program areas:
The Personnel program manages the City's employment system through the development and implementation of sound personnel management practices and procedures. Support services are provided to each City department with recruitment and employee relations matters. Recruitment of qualified personnel, labor negotiations, oversight of personnel actions and compliance with state and federal labor laws fall under this program's purview.
The General Liability and Workers' Compensation program serves the public as well as City employees. It establishes comprehensive risk management and loss prevention guidelines and is responsible for the acquisition of excess liability insurance, public official bonds, claims administration and joint efforts with defense counsel. It supports best practices in an ongoing effort to reduce loss exposure and ensure the safety of the public and City employees.
The Employee Services program centralizes the budgeting and management of City's health, wellness and compensation plans. This includes implementing agreements that have been codified in resolutions adopted by City Council, memorandums of understanding with labor associations and mandates required by State and Federal law.
To sustain excellent customer service to all customers of the Human Resources / Risk Management Department by providing accurate information; being highly responsive; maintaining cooperative working relationships; and demonstrating progressive and innovative approaches in carrying out our program tasks.