HR OverviewThe Human Resources Department provides a wide range of human resource management functions for all city departments and administers a comprehensive personnel management system. Activities can be classified into six functional areas.
- View the Human Resources vision and mission statements.
General Administration maintains the personnel management system, manages the operations of the department, and oversees compliance with legislated requirements including Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). This function administers a variety of employee benefits, including employee medical and prescription plans as well as all fringe benefits and Cafeteria 125 plan.
Employment & CompensationEmployment and Compensation increases public awareness and participation in Athens City employment through advertising, targeted recruitment programs, and employment services. This function helps to administer the classification and compensation plan. The Human Resources director administers employee benefit programs, conducts new employee orientations, and assists in benefit awareness.
Organizational Development & Training
Organizational Development and Training provides programs to engage employees in all aspects of organizational effectiveness, update educational and proficiency levels, improve productivity, strengthen internal communications, and build a new generation of leadership.
Labor Relations is responsible for collective bargaining and compliance with agreements, investigations, negotiations, administration of employee benefits, reasonable accommodation, advising departments in disciplinary matters, and interpreting and applying labor laws.