The assistant director for employee relations serves as the division’s legal employment specialist and manages the Employee Relations team.
The Employee Relations team promotes employee-employer relations and manages the department’s disciplinary and grievance/appeal processes for employees.
Safety and Benefit Services
The assistant director for safety, worker's compensation, and employee benefits programs also manages facility human resources offices.
The Safety team administers the employee safety and health program and compliance to federal and state occupational safety laws. Included in this team is the Benefits Specialist who coordinates programs such as the state health plan, FLEX and disability.While the preceding organizational information provides an overview of central HR’s major functional responsibilities and reporting relationships, there are numerous other tasks done by the sections. These will not be covered as part of this introduction. However, a few ways to quickly access section responsibilities is to click on Forms on the DHHS-HR homepage or refer to the HR Policy Manual, which is a chapter in the DHHS Policy Manual.