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Human Resources

The Human Resources Department provides support for the administration of policies, benefits, payroll, compensation, training, and recruitment.   We are dedicated to attracting, retaining, and supporting a qualified diverse workforce. The HR Department encourages and supports an atmosphere where employees feel valued and recognized for their efforts. 

In keeping with our dedication to equal rights and opportunities for all people, we commit to fostering an organizational culture where all people are treated fairly, valued for their differences, and given equal opportunities to maximize their success.

Key Roles & Responsibilities 

  • Develop and maintain flexible benefit programs that are responsive to employee needs and provide quality and value.
  • Administer the recruitment and hiring programs for new employees.
  • Provide employee benefits consistent with Federal and State laws.
  • Negotiating labor agreements (Memorandums of Agreement) with unions who represent 6 bargaining units.
  • Monitoring compliance with all labor contract terms and conditions of employment.
  • Providing advice and counsel to City management on labor relations issues.
  • Representing City departments in grievance and arbitration hearing

Core Values

We carry out our mission and vision with integrity, dignity, and professionalism, defined by these core values, exhibiting in our service to our employees and our community:

PEOPLE - we are people focused

INTEGRITY - we foster integrity as the foundation for all that we do, promoting honesty and trust, confidentiality, and collaboration in an environment of teamwork.

COMMUNICATION – Effective communication is the foundation of our personal and business relations. We actively seek to understand the perspectives of others by listening with an open mind and communicating honestly, with appropriate discretion.

RESPECT - we create an environment of respect for all, founded in equity, courtesy, patience, understanding, and responsiveness.

DIVERSITY - we recognize and appreciate our similarities and differences, celebrating diversity in people, philosophies, cultures, beliefs, and abilities.

COMPETENCE - we will capitalize on the knowledge, skills, and abilities mastered through our education, training, and experience.

This page last updated on 11/8/2018.