The mission of the Human Resources Department is to serve as a strategic partner in the recruitment, development, and retention of qualified, diverse, and productive employees who are committed to premier customer service.
The primary function of the Human Resources Department is to administer and oversee all personnel and employee service programs including recruitment and hiring, performance management, labor relations, employee benefit programs, wellness, personnel policies, safety, worker’s compensation, and risk management efforts. The Human Resources Department provides policy direction on human resource management issues and administrative support to City departments. Additionally, the department assists other City departments in meeting their service delivery responsibilities to the public as well as supporting employees in reaching their fullest potential with the City while maintaining a careful balance between the interests of City government, its departments, and its employees.
As custodian of employee records the Human Resources Administrator is responsible for daily activity in connection with regular maintenance and organization of employee and volunteer records, including response to all public requests on both current and former employees of the city.
Other important functions include the development of the City’s job classifications and compensation system, citizen property damage claims, coordination of required training programs, production of internal communications, and coordination of employee recognition programs.