The Human Resources Department has a budget of over $1.6 million, a staff of 6 FTEs, and is responsible for the administration of all employment services to the City’s 316 employees.
This department oversees the recruitment and selection processes for public safety civil service positions and civilian positions, working to attract a qualified, diverse applicant pool to assist hiring departments to select the most qualified candidate who matches the departmental needs.
The Department is responsible for employee retention and labor relations, which includes the City’s collective bargaining with four unions. Human Resources assists in resolving employee issues and works with managers to ensure compliance with City policies, bargaining agreements, state and federal employment laws.
Human Resources coordinates an active Wellness Committee whose programs have earned the City of Bothell the Association of Washington Cities WellCity Award for the past several years. Staff also oversees the Safety Committee and coordinates required citywide training programs.
The department recommends performance evaluation systems and implements supervisory training. Staff administers and maintains the City’s compensation and classification plans; and the development, maintenance and interpretation of personnel policies and procedures.
It is also responsible for employee benefits administration, negotiating and maintaining contracts with employee benefit providers, providing new employee orientations, administering the Family Medical Leave Act, and advocating for employees with benefits providers when issues arise.
The HR staff processes the semi-monthly payroll, prepares State and Federal payroll tax reports and sends annual summaries of compensation and benefits to City employees.