Department of Human Resources

Mission Statement

The Office of Human Resources provides high quality professional services in the areas of human resources management, recruitment, labor relations, employee training and development, benefits administration, regulatory compliance, performance management, Workers Compensation risk management and licensure oversight and regulatory compliance. All efforts undertaken by the Office of Human Resources will ensure that employees and citizens are treated with respect and dignity.

EEO Statement

It is the policy of the City of Lakewood to provide equal employment opportunities to all potential job applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender expression, military status or veteran status.

Office of Human Resources functions include:
  • Recruitment, Retention and Selection:
    Consistent with organizational goals and objectives recruits and selects staff in conjunction with the Civil Service Commission.
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  • Employee Classification and Compensation:
    Administers the City's compensation programs and maintains the position classification system.
  • Labor Relations:
    Administers collective bargaining agreements for seven (7) bargaining units. Conducts labor contract negotiations.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity:
    Ensures fair employment practices.
  • Employee Training and Development:
    Coordinates, develops, recommends and may conduct employee training programs.
  • Employee Benefits:
    Administers employee benefits such as health care, dental, prescription drugs, COBRA, life as well as voluntary benefits.
  • Worker's Compensation:
    Administers the City's self-insured Worker's Compensation program in a manner that is fair and equitable to both the employee and the Worker's Compensation fund.
  • Administration:
    Provides professional and technical assistance to departments in the areas of human resources management, and employee relation's issues.