Human Services Administration - HR
"Promoting Excellence in Human Services"
The Human Resources business area provides support and consultative services to human services departments and over 6000 employees through five core functions:
Workforce Planning (WFP) is a systematic process for identifying, acquiring, developing, and retaining employees to meet the needs of an organization. It enables the alignment of the department's human capital resources with their business needs as part of the overall strategic planning process. Successful WFP ensures that agencies have the right people in place at the right time to fulfill their mission and strategic goals. Ideally, the WFP process can enable alignment of department goals with the county's vision and values, in keeping with the overall Human Services Cross-System Perspective.
Time and attendance processing, review and reconciliation to ensure that county human services staff is paid in an accurate and timely manner and employee questions regarding pay are thoroughly researched and correctly answered in a timely manner.
Policy and procedural development and interpretation, conduct and discipline, grievance representation before the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and/or hearing officers, performance management monitoring and recommendations, compliance with federal, state and county regulations to include, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Workers Compensation, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), best practices and referrals to county resources including Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs (OHREP) and Risk Management.
Human Resources guidance and process assistance to department management, supervisors, and employees on issue related to advertisement of vacant positions, recruitment procedures, previous employment reference verifications, staff selection, salary negotiation, criminal background investigation results/reports, credit checks and offers of employment.
Human Services Professional Development
Promotion, design, and delivery of excellent professional development opportunities for all Fairfax County Human Services employees to enable them to perform their jobs competently and respond to the needs of their internal and external customers and the community.