Mission & Function

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Mission Statement

The Human Resources Department models core City values and is a strategic partner developing and delivering innovative human resources programs and services designed to support the mission of the City. 

Organizational Functions

Recruitment & Selection

  • Advertising & Recruitment 
  • Pre-employment Screening & Skills Testing
  • Background & Reference Checking
  • Orientations & Onboarding
  • Equal Opportunity Employment / Diversity

Classification/Compensation & Benefits

  • Classification & Compensation Management & Administration
  • Benefits Programs Management & Administration
  • Leave Management & Administration
  • LEOFF1 Administration
  • Oversee Employee Wellness Committee

Employee & Labor Relations

  • Labor Contract Negotiations & Collective Bargaining
  • Labor Contract Administration & Compliance
  • Mediation & Conflict Resolution 
  • Investigations, Discipline & Terminations 
  • Manage & Resolve Grievances & Arbitration
  • Service Award Program Administration
  • Oversee Employee Recognition Committee

Organizational/Employee Development

  • Organizational & Strategic Planning 
  • Staff/Supervisor Coaching/Consulting Services 
  • Performance Management & Evaluations
  • Training & Education

Risk Management

  • Citywide Policies & Procedures (Personnel/Safety)
  • Insurance Policy Administration
  • Small Claims Administration
  • Asset Protection and Recoup
  • Safety & Workers Compensation
  • Emergency Management

Regulatory Compliance

  • Federal Compliance
  • HR Information Management

Community Programs & Outreach

  • Manage Tyee Educational Complex Partnership
  • Community Leadership Academy