Human Resources Department

Overview

The Human Resources Department has a staff of 52 employees and a FY 2020-2021 budget of approximately $12 million. The Department is organized into four divisions that provide a full range of Human Resources services to County Departments, employees, and the public. 

Administrative Services 

Administrative Services is responsible for the overall administrative management of the Human Resources Department.  This includes responsibility for the development and monitoring of the annual budget, general purchasing, contract and accounts payable activities, and departmental timekeeping.  Additionally, through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Manger, this division provides support, training and guidance to departmental disability coordinators in ensuring employment related ADA procedures and obligations are being implemented correctly.  Administrative Services is also responsible for formulating policies and procedures, administering the County-wide Contracted Temporary Help Program , and providing consultation on human resources and Merit Board issues and providing other needed administrative support.

Employee Benefits Services 

The Employee Benefits Services Unit develops and recommends long-term, cost effective benefits strategies and policies to the County Administrator and the Board of Supervisors that assist the County in maintaining an overall competitive compensation package. This Unit also coordinates the resolution of benefit disputes, and participates in identifying, selecting and negotiating with vendors for employee benefits. Other Unit responsibilities include providing communication, education, training, employee assistance services and consulting services, and analyzing and recommending benefits changes and enhancements.

Information Management 

The Information Management Unit (IMU) is responsible for the development, implementation, integration, and maintenance of all County Human Resources Information Systems including Peoplesoft and Neogov. The mission of IMU is to ensure the efficient and accurate administration and resolution of personnel transactions, salary tables, benefits, applicant tracking, recordkeeping and other related human resource functions and support data analytics. IMU’s prime objective is to take full advantage of available technology in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of central Human Resources operations.

Personnel Services 

Personnel Services is the centralized authority for recruitment, assessment, classification, and compensation efforts for the County. This team is responsible for posting job opportunities; conducting recruitment outreach; developing and administering merit system assessments; referring eligible candidate to departments; conducting salary surveys and job audits; preparing class specifications (job descriptions) and classification reports; and a variety of special Human Resources projects.