The City of Inglewood’s Human Resources Department oversees the City’s centralized
personnel and employee relations functions. The Human Resources (“HR”) staff
manages human resources processes such as employee recruitment and selection,
benefits administration, training and classification and compensation as well as all
aspects of employee relations, including collective bargaining and contract
administration and interpretation. A comprehensive employee health and safety
program, which includes managing workers’ compensation claims and administering
post-job offer medical exams, is also part of the Department. Another key role HR plays
in the organization is ensuring compliance with federal, state and local labor and
employment laws and regulations, which includes responding to state and federal
employment-related complaints.

Human Resources Department staff members respond to a wide variety of employee
requests, ranging from questions about specific medical benefits to assistance with
setting up deferred compensation accounts. The Department has an “open door” policy
to encourage employees to come to staff with questions and concerns, with the goal of
resolving issues before they have a chance to escalate. Another focus is good
employee relations and prevention of complaints through consistent application of
policies and procedures, which staff members work to accomplish through training and
individual coaching of supervisors and managers.

In tandem with its technical functions, the HR Department strives to enhance employee
productivity, efficiency and job satisfaction and to partner with the City’s elected and
appointed officials to accomplish goals and objectives aimed at providing top-quality
public services to the citizens of Inglewood.