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About Human Resources

Mission, Vision, Values of the HR Department

The mission of the Human Resources Department is to provide comprehensive human resources and risk management services, leadership, and guidance that supports organizational effectiveness for an outstanding workforce.

The department’s vision is to create a culture that fosters employee excellence; consistently considers the needs of the organization and the workforce; and to be a trusted strategic partner, and leader and expert in public sector human resources and risk management.

The department values collaboration, effectiveness, innovation, integrity, respect, service, balance, development.

Divisions and Units

The Human Resources Department manages and administers a variety of programs and services and is comprised of two divisions with sub-units.

The Human Resources Division is responsible for employment services, classification and compensation, workforce development, labor relations, equal opportunity programs, employee recognition programs, the County’s Human Resources Information System, and special commissions. More specifically, the Division’s services are as follows:

The Labor Relations Unit - negotiates and administers Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) and the Salary Resolution and advises departments on employee and labor relations issues.

The Recruitment and Classification (R&C) and Workforce Development Units- provides recruitment, classification and compensation services, and temporary workforce.

Training and Human Resources Management System (HRMS) - administers County-wide training program; HRMS and position allocation; and volunteer, employee recognition and internship programs.

The Risk Management Division is responsible for risk mitigation services, manages purchased insurance policies and administers the County’s self-insurance programs and is organized as follows:

The Employee Benefits Unit - administers employee and retiree health and welfare benefits, educational assistance and fringe benefit programs.

The Liability, Insurance Administration, Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO), and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Units - administers all tort claims filed against the County; conducts investigations and evaluates potential liability; and procures and manages all miscellaneous insurance programs to protect County assets from loss, including property, earthquake, airport and marina liability, employee faithful performance bond, medical malpractice, and watercraft. Oversees the County’s compliance with local, state, and federal laws governing EEO, non-discrimination and compliance with the ADA programs. Effective in Fiscal Year 2015-2016, the Commissions Units which include the Commission on the Status of Women and the Commission on Human Rights are now a part of the EEO Unit.

The Disability and Safety Units - administers Workers’ Compensation, long-term disability, medical leaves of absence including temporary transitional duty, ADA employment accommodations and medical review management; and the County’s safety program which includes all occupational safety and loss prevention efforts in compliance with Cal-OSHA regulations.

Contact Information

Human Resources Department

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
575 Administration Drive
Room 116 B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465237, -122.725363
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