Human Resources is a strategic partner with City Departments ensuring customer satisfaction by providing high quality customer services through value added and innovative initiatives, to a diverse workforce and applicant pool, in all aspects of Human Resources in compliance with all Federal and State labor laws.
- Treat all customers with the highest level of respect and provide excellent real time service.
- Maximize our human capital by hiring the most qualified candidates while retaining our valued employees.
- Offer employees the opportunity to obtain high level, quality benefits, while controlling cost and improving employee health.
Goals & Objectives
Strategic Business Focus
Goal No. 1: Provide the highest quality customer service in pursuit of excellence
- Establish, administer and effectively communicate sound policies, rules and practices that treat employees with dignity and equality while maintaining City compliance with employment and labor laws, City policies, and labor agreements.
- Develop and maintain Human Resources job function procedures
- Ensure that the employees in the Human Resources Department are given the tools, training and motivation to operate in the most efficient and effective manner.
- Maintain a Human Resources annual calendar of major activities
Measurement of Achievement
- Complete Standard Operating Procedures, developing one policy per month and post on Shared drive within one (1) week of finalization.
- Meet with Department Heads as necessary to obtain feedback regarding Human Resources services annually.
- Update documented guidelines for Human Resources job responsibilities within one (1) month of a major change.
- Ensure that all employees attend at least one (1) training class regarding Human Resources issues.
- Maintain the annual calendar on the shared drive and update it.
Goal No. 2: Employ technology and methods, which enhance service, communications and productivity in a cost effective manner.
- Automate the invoice processing for Life and Long Term Disability Insurance by utilizing the Benefits module in HTE Payroll system.
- Work with ITS to develop a Human Resources information source on the City intranet.
- Support Sustainability Initiatives by pursuing uses for green technology within the H.R. department.
Measurement of Achievement
- Enter the data for Life and Long Term Disability Insurance into HTE by September 2010 to enable H.R. to self-bill.
- Provide ITS with H.R. data monthly prior to Intranet go live in December 2009 and maintain the H.R. data weekly after go live through September 2010.
- During H.R. Staff meetings discuss ideas for practical green technology applications in the H.R. office and track annual savings after implementation of each application by September 2010.
Goal No. 3: Efficiently recruit and retain the best-qualified people while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the City.
- Utilize statistical reports and other sources to measure Human Resources recruiting metrics.
- Implement creative methods to fill the human capital needs of the City in a manner that accommodates employees’ work/life balance.
- Reduce voluntary turnover rates by improving the advertising/selection process and managing the current workforce resource.
Goal No. 4: Maintain the City’s compensation program
- Maintain a competitive Class and Compensation program
- Maintain/revise Job Descriptions and create new ones as required
- Maintain and revise the Personnel Policy Manual
- Successfully negotiate the successor SEIU Blue Collar and White Collar Collective Bargaining Agreement and any collective bargaining agreements that may reopen during this fiscal year.
- Train supervisors and management on the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement.
- Maintain Labor Management Committees
Goal No. 5: Provide cost effective, value added benefit programs that enable the City to attract and retain employees.
- Obtain/maintain and administer high quality benefit programs for employees and provide excellent customer service.
- Review options for cost containment in the Employee Health Plans, such as partial self-funding and disease management.
- Enhance employees’ comprehension of benefits via educational programs
- Expand the focus on employee health/wellness throughout the year.
Important Documents and Policies
Sharon Lauther, City Clerk/Human Resources Director
office: 863-425-1125 ext 223