The Hiring Process
Everything from decisions about what qualifications are required to work here to the array of forms, interviews, tests, reference checks and other tools used to decide who gets hired and who does not.
"Jobs" must have titles, descriptions, pay ranges, qualifications, job performance standards and expectations and so forth. DAS helps decide which classifications are needed, develops the description of the classification and ensures that individual positions are assigned to the correct classification.
How much should the City pay people to be competitive with the market for those people and be internally equitable in relation to other jobs of comparable difficulty? DAS uses a blend of market surveys and job analysis techniques to develop the City's salary schedules and systems
DAS develops and manages some of the City's benefit programs.
Most of our employees are represented by labor unions and a large part of DAS's job is representing the City in negotiations. The City has seven different bargaining units
DAS staff are expected to be experts in a wide range of employment and labor laws: -- wage and hour laws, collective bargaining, equal opportunity, affirmative action, discrimination, sexual harassment, disabilities, medical claims, workers compensation, benefits and many, many more. They work with managers and employees to ensure the City's decisions and actions are within established legal boundaries and represent the City in administrative claims and appeals
DAS develops policies and systems such as performance appraisal centered around the objective of skillfully evaluating and managing employee performance.