City of Vernon, British Columbia Canada
Human Resources Division Goal The Human Resources Division’s goal is facilitate the development of programs, policies, and procedures that:
- Attract and retain the best staff at all levels of the organization;
- Promote effective and efficient utilization of the City’s human resources;
- Establish and maintain a stable and positive employer/employee and union/management relationship;
- Promote and develop succession planning;
- Promote safety and reduce the human and economic hardships which result from accidents/injuries;
- Deliver compensation and benefits programs that balance Corporate and employee needs;
- Provide training and development opportunities that allow staff to meet personal needs and goals within, and consistent with corporate goals and objectives.
Payroll and Benefits
Occupational Health and Safety
- Process bi-weekly pay.
- Meet all statutory reporting and remittance obligations related to employee pay.
- Remit benefit premium payments to the various carriers and service providers (medical, dental, extended health, life insurance and disability plans).
- Provide employees with information on benefits including the Municipal Pension Plan.
- Provide the benefit program service providers including the Municipal Pension Plan with current employee data.
- Ensure compliance with WCB Regulation.
- Recommend and administer the City’s Safety Program.
- Coordinate the City’s safety programs.
- Conduct worksite safety inspections.
- Coordinate and/or deliver safety training.
- Provide advice and support to Safety Committees.
- Coordinate the Annual Employee Recognition, Service and Retirement Awards.
- Administer the Annual Employee Satisfaction Survey.
- Interpret and apply the collective agreement(s).
- Provide advice leading to the consistent application of the collective agreement(s).
- Identify collective bargaining issues, and participate in contract negotiations.
- Resolve workplace conflict.
Recruitment and Staffing
- Administer the City’s salary plans including those established through collective agreements and those approved by Council.
- Establish compensation levels for newly created or materially changed positions.
- Resolve salary administration questions/concerns.
- Conduct salary research, participate in peer salary surveys, and provide input into wage negotiations.
Training and Development
- Manage city-wide external recruitment and internal staff movement; advertise, post, interview and select.
- Coordinate and conduct new employee orientations.
- Manage specialized recruitment campaigns including Summer Student, Firefighter, Labourer and Part-time Secretarial.
- Manage part-time relief secretarial assignments.
- Recommend and deliver training and development programs.
- Evaluate and recommend competitive benefit program alternatives.
- Evaluate and administer policy.
- Establish succession plans that support stable service delivery to internal and external customers during employee transitions.