Human Resources is a strategic partner in building the services the City provides to the taxpayers by maximizing the value of human capital and aligning it with the City’s initiatives, values, and strategies.
The Human Resources Department performs the recruitment for all part-time, seasonal, intermittent, and full-time positions for the City (approximately 800 employees), the Carson Water Sub-conservancy District and the Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau. All new hires are processed through the Human Resources Department and placed into the payroll system. A new hire orientation program was established by the Department and is provided to all new employees, which includes an introduction to benefits and policies and procedures. Workplace harassment and EEO training is provided at the orientation.
The Human Resources Department updates and maintains all City employee policies and procedures, participates in labor negotiations, manages the grievance processes outlined in the bargaining agreements and updates the City’s intranet site and publishes a monthly City-wide newsletter. The Department manages a City-wide training program and provides additional training at the request of the Departments.
The Department provides for the benefits of employees and retirees, which includes obtaining the services of benefit providers and the negotiation of contracts. Human Resources works closely with the benefit providers (St. Mary’s, HR Simplified, PERS, Standard, VSP, Western, Hartford, ING, UPromise, CC-Care +, Aetna (EAP services), and VPI Pet InsuranceH) to maintain the benefits and provide benefit education to the employees. All benefit changes are processed through the Department. The Department manages the Family Medical Leave Act program, oversees Fitness for Duty Certification requests, provides legal guidance on ADAAA issues, and maintains compliance with all state and federal laws relating to employment.