About Human Resources

The Human Resources Department administers County human resources (personnel) management programs and activities. This includes Classification, Commuter Services, EMACS, Employee Relations, Employee Benefits and Services, Employment, Equal Employment Opportunity, and the Suggestion Award Program. The Human Resources Department also supports and provides oversight to the Equal Opportunity Commission and the Civil Service Commission.


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Classification

Classification establishes and maintains the County's classification and compensation systems and practices with equity, consistency and due regard for pay competitiveness. This section analyzes and allocates positions to appropriate classifications and assists in the organizational development, reorganization and structuring of positions and work within units.

Commuter Services

Commuter Services works to create employee interest in transportation alternatives to and from the County worksites. Commuter Services provides information and coordinates the formation of vanpools/carpools and encourages the use of public transportation, walking or bicycling, as well as compressed schedules and telecommuting. Participants are rewarded through preferred VIP parking, Guaranteed Emergency Transportation and quarterly prize drawings.

EMACS

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The Employee Management and Compensation System (EMACS) is the County's automated payroll system. EMACS-HR, Auditor Controller Recorder and Information Services staff work cooperatively to ensure all County employees are enrolled in the correct benefits and are paid timely and correctly.

Employment

The Employment Division recruits, tests and certifies County applicants for employment. Activities include comprehensive recruitment planning, application processing, testing and placing candidates on certification lists. This division also administers the employment appeal/complaint process, ensuring that employee selection meet legal requirements, and assists displaced County employees in their job search. Our current goal is to find and implement ways of providing a higher level of service to ensure that the employment process is as efficient and effective as possible. To this end, we have implemented an automated certification process and we have installed an on-line interactive application process.

Employee Relations

The Employee Relations Division provides quality employee and labor relations services to managers and employees of the County. Services include labor negotiations, discipline and grievance administration, management-union relations, consultations with operating department managers and Human Resources management.

Employee Benefits and Services

The Employee Benefits and Services Division provides comprehensive benefits and services to eligible employees, retirees and their dependents through strategic planning, negotiation and implementation of County benefit programs. Services include health, vision and dental plan options, life insurance, medical reimbursement plans, dependent care assistance, disability plans, salary savings, wellness programs and leave programs.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) provides competent, impartial and thorough investigations of complaints of discriminatory or sexually harassing treatment occurring within the workplace. Applies the State mandated Interactive Process with employees needing workplace accommodations for their physical and mental disabilities to properly fulfill the essential functions of their jobs. The Unit provides advice and training on discrimination and disability accommodation issues and assistance with liability assessments. The Unit prepares the County's federally mandated EEO Plan and provides EEO compliance assistance for federal contracts and grants.

Suggestion Award Program

The Suggestion Award Program recognizes and rewards employees for their suggestions that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of County operations. Employees may receive a reward of 10% of the annual savings, up to a maximum of $10,000.

Western Region Item Bank

The Western Region Item Bank (WRIB) functions as a cooperative testing resource managed by the County of San Bernardino. The item bank contains over 54,000 multiple-choice questions in over 300 topic areas. These questions are used in the development of customized employment selection tests for the County, as well as 375 other public agencies nationwide. We also provide consultation on test development, construction, and review.