Human Resources Department Accomplishments 2013-14 (October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014)
Provided professional assistance to the City’s Chief Labor Negotiator in the development of successor Memoranda of Understanding with six (6) bargaining groups.
Implemented FBI-level fingerprint checks for new hires requiring coordination with the Department of Justice, City staff, and preparing staff report for Council approval.
Completed and submitted the biennial federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) report depicting the City’s workforce demographics.
Coordinated and scheduled mandatory harassment prevention training for supervisors and managers.
Prepared Council staff report and resolution to comply with the minimum wage increase effective July 1, 2014 (AB 10)
Modified Recruitment and Selection processes to comply with AB 218 (“Ban the Box” Legislation)
Continue to track and monitor part-time workforce hours in anticipation of Affordable Care Act implementation on January 1, 2015.
Coordinated and administered open enrollment for all City benefit programs.
Coordinated the annual employee benefits fair.
Established Employment Eligibility Lists for merit system positions.
Processed the hiring of Recreation and Parks seasonal, part-time staff in an expeditious manner.
Provided technical assistance and guidance to departments in managing employee leaves and disability issues.
Provided guidance and advice in various disciplinary and performance management matters; conducted personnel investigations as appropriate.
Provided consultation, information and assistance to management and supervisory staff on the Merit Ordinance, Personnel Rules and Regulations, Municipal Code, Administrative Code, Memoranda of Understanding, City-Wide Policies and applicable State and Federal laws and regulations.
Administered a comprehensive personnel processing program which includes handling all aspects of the pre-employment process, providing a comprehensive new hire employee orientation session, creation and maintenance of official personnel files.
Tracked and updated the Employee Step and Longevity Increase Schedule; compiled and generated the necessary paperwork to Payroll and City departments to effect the salary changes each pay period and entered this information into the EDEN system.
Coordinated participation in management/supervisory trainings and workshops.
Coordinated and monitored the administration of the Workers’ Compensation Program by YORK.
Administered a pro-active return-to-work program.
Coordinated quarterly file reviews of workers’ compensation cases.
Coordinated the activities of the City Safety Committee and Safety Consultant.
Coordinated and scheduled mandatory safety training for City employees.
Assisted the Public Works Department with health and safety issues related to the City Hall roof replacement project.
Assisted the City’s Risk Management Consultant with annual safety inspections.
Partnered with Recreation and Parks Department in planning, scheduling, and coordinating the Employee Service Awards.
Renewed Professional Services Agreements with the City’s Workers’ Compensation Program Third Party Administrator, City Safety Consultant, Medical Facility, Industrial Injury and Pre-Placement Medical Facility, and Temporary Staffing Agency.