The primary functions of the Human Resources department include labor and employee relations, recruitment and selection, succession planning, employee benefits, health and wellness programs, compensation/classification plan management, and organizational development. The Human Resources staff manages the contract for services and operations of the City's Employee Health and Wellness Center, encouraging a healthier lifestyle for the mutual benefit of the employee and the City. The department conducts research and development of policies and procedures to prevent potential exposure to legal claims of liability, and ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local (City and County) laws and regulations. The department also provides leadership and direction of total employment and compensation programs, including job classification, salary, benefits, training, and development for employees. The department ensures pay and employment practices meet legislated and policy guidelines through comprehensive analyses and due diligence, while embracing and promoting equal employment opportunity standards.
The Human Resources department promotes a progressive and productive work environment by utilizing a variety of professional best practices to attract, develop and retain a high performing and diverse workforce. The department is committed to providing excellent service as a strategic business partner collaborating with all City departments. The Human Resources staff is dedicated to position the City of Palm Beach Gardens as an employer of choice.
Expenditures for Human Resources total $1,122,640. This amount reflects an increase of $76,441 or 7.31% from the fiscal year 2023 adopted budget of $1,046,199.