The Human Resources Department provides general and specialized services to the civic department and boards in the areas of:
Employment and Total Compensation
The Employment and Total Compensation Branch is centrally located in City Hall. The Branch is responsible for the following functions:
Employment – Provision of timely and effective recruitment and advertising of vacancies for the organization.
Compensation and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) – Compensation is responsible for the maintenance of job descriptions and job evaluation systems to determine appropriate pay levels and research market conditions for wages. HRIS inputs any employee changes into the system and process staffing actions.
Diversity – Provision of the Employment Equity Program in attaining a workforce representative of the public served and enabling inclusive workforce practices.
Pension and Benefits – In-house expertise on employee benefit plans, such as pension administration, group life insurance, dental insurance and disability income.
Organization and Employee Development – Responsible for the design and implementation of employee development initiatives that promote higher levels of effectiveness and service delivery.
Employee and Labour Relations
The Employee and Labour Relations Branch is responsible for the following functions:
Labour Relations – Provides advice, support and counsel on all labour relation issues and facilitates training and education in labour relations.
Employee Relations – Provides support in the areas of recruitment, training, coaching, conflict resolution and investigations while working in various departments to ensure consistency in HR practices.
Occupational Health and Safety
The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) branch provides resources in health and safety to all of the departments as well as the boards within the corporate structure. The employees working in the OHS Branch include the Occupational Health and Safety Manager, Health and Safety Superintendents (HSS), Occupational Health Consultants (OHC) and a Health and Safety Consultant (HSC).
Health and Wellness – promotes healthy workplace and wellness initiatives, offers programming to support work-life balance, conducts ergonomic assessments and provides recommendations, and conducts attendance support training for managers and supervisors.
Safety – focuses on leadership and communication, hazard assessment and prevention initiatives, health and safety related training, work observations, safety inspections, incident investigation and audits.
Occupational Health – assists with management and support for employees suffering from occupational or non-occupational injury/illness greater than 10 days through the Disability Assistance Program and provides training on the Duty to Accommodate.
The OHS Branch is also responsible for processing all workers' compensation claims and provides support for employees, supervisors and managers through the Health Management System for both occupational and non-occupational injuries and illness.
Human Resources Department
222 Third Avenue North
Saskatoon SK S7K 0J5
Phone: (306) 975-3261
Fax: (306) 975-3073