The Human Resources Department supports the city's strategic goals, and mission, vision and values by attracting and recruiting a qualified, competent and diverse workforce to deliver exceptional services to Irving residents, visitors and businesses. The Human Resources Department consists of three collaborative and cross-functional teams focused on Benefits/Wellness and Payroll Administration, Risk Management and Workforce Services.
- Benefits/Wellness and Payroll Administration: develops group benefit plans and wellness programs that support the city’s goal of recruiting and retaining a highly qualified and competent workforce; reviews and develops funding strategies for various benefit packages and administers retirement plans; oversees payroll systems and administers leave time, payroll deductions, and employee self-service tools and HRIS; and ensures that City pay systems are in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and applicable state and local wage laws.
- Risk Management: administers Workers’ Compensation program and safety training; handles claims and lawsuits; coordinates the provision of insurance coverage, regulatory compliance and reporting requirements; ensures that city departments are provided appropriate access to business insurance and sets appropriate funding levels to mitigate various risks associated with providing municipal services; and develops and deploys resources to departments and front line employees to promote employee safety.
- Workforce Services: supports departments’ recruitment initiatives; administers compensation and pay plan; conducts job classification reviews; administers performance review system and employee training and development; develops personnel policies that promote a work environment that encourages healthy, respectful and rewarding employee relations; and oversees citywide compliance with employment laws by providing training programs that promote employment best-practices within the workforce.