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Human Resources Management (HRM)

General Description of Functions/Services

  • eSTAR
    New Time and Attendance System
  • HR Training
    Conduct mandatory training for new employees consisting of Orientation, Customer Service and Workforce Development; plus additional mandatory training for supervisors. Teach classes for DHSS employees on a wide range of subjects from stress reduction to problem solving. Serve as internal consultants for the DHSS automated timekeeping system, including administration and policy. Develop/present custom-designed programs in Leave Administration.
  • HR Administration
    Respond to employee questions regarding benefits (health, life, dental, pension, etc.) and process paperwork associated with coverage of benefits. Provide guidance on Merit Rules, such as leave usage. Perform multiple transactions in the automated system impacting pay and/or benefits, such as promotions or open enrollment for benefit changes.
  • Applicant Services
    Issue job announcements for DHSS vacancies. Qualify and rate applications. Maintain list of qualified applicants and issue certification lists.
  • Labor Relations/EEO
    Provide guidance and advice to managers and supervisors in managing their employee relations/labor issues. Serve as in-house experts for interpretation of federal employment laws such as the Family and Medical Leave, Americans with Disabilities Act and Fair Labor Standards Act. Assist managers in administering DHSS collective bargaining agreements.

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