City of Vernon, British Columbia Canada

By: Vernon  09-12-2011

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.

Division Functions

Payroll and Benefits
  • 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.
Occupational Health and Safety
  • 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.
Employee Relations
  • Coordinate the Annual Employee Recognition, Service and Retirement Awards.
  • Administer the Annual Employee Satisfaction Survey.
Labour Relations
  • 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.
  • 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.
Recruitment and Staffing
  • 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.
Training and Development
  • Recommend and deliver training and development programs.
  • Evaluate and recommend competitive benefit program alternatives.
  • Evaluate and administer policy.
Succession Planning
  • Establish succession plans that support stable service delivery to internal and external customers during employee transitions.

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