WORKPLACE & EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
The Department of Workplace and Employment Standards strives to deliver exemplary customer service to residents, businesses and staff as we endeavor to support and promote a robust and diverse economic infrastructure for the City of Oakland.
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SERVICE IMPACTS &
Good Jobs and Vibrant Economy
- The 1.0 FTE Deputy Director, 1.0 FTE Compliance Officer, and 1.0 FTE Administrative Analyst II restored through Council’s April 2021 budgetary action will remain funded in the Proposed Budget. These positions are currently vacant since this department was newly formed in FY 2020-21 when the City was under a blanket hiring freeze. These positions will increase this department’s services to the public through providing executive and administrative support, accomplish business goals, and enforce and certify compliance to City policies. Also, the collection of approximately $50,000 in additional funding from its penalty ordinances will help DWES cost-recover expenses while monitoring and enforcing the City’s social equity policies. The department’s remaining 2.0 FTE vacant positions will stay frozen.
- Equity Consideration: As the City rebounds from the COVID pandemic, it is anticipated that there will be more construction and professional services projects coming online which will require monitoring and enforcement of the City’s social equity policies, which benefit the primarily BIPOC workforce, local and small local business enterprises, and disadvantage business enterprises.
SIGNIFICANT BUDGETARY CHANGES
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