The Department of Human Resources (DHR) is responsible for all
aspects of labor relations and human resources management for the
County of San Diego.
For the 4th consecutive year, DHR led the County and the HR
Industry by receiving 10 NACo
2017 Achievement Awards for the following programs:
Active Shooter Drill
Custom Medical Waiver Form in PS
D & I Marketing
Dynamic Out of Pocket Calculator
Employee Bike Program Tour de San Diego
Healthy Cooking Demonstrations
Risk Assessment Collaboration
Youth Internship Program Connect 2 Careers
DHR continues to develop the County workforce by offering
professional development opportunities with the following results:
685,301 hours of LMS training completed
558,478 Training completions
Average of 41 hours of training completed per employee
331 Employees graduated from
Administrative Support Academy – 32
Leadership Academy – 38
Finance Academy – 40
Professional Enrichment Seminars – 94
Supervisor Academy – 69
Next Level Supervising Onboarding - 58
Facilitated 12 Professional
Development Training Series for a total of 70 classes.
91% of class participants were
satisfied with the training they received and 91% reported that the provided
learning opportunity demonstrated the County’s commitment to their
professional growth. 88% of
participants felt that the examples, materials and content of the
training reflected the County’s commitment to a diverse workforce.
Secured 3 new education
partners to offer tuition discounts to County employees for a total of
ten partners with discounts ranging from 5% to 20%.
DHR Talent Development supported the Diversity and Inclusion
initiative by facilitating 38
D&I related class offerings with a total of 1,535 participants.
DHR Talent Development collaborated and supported County
Departments by providing 35
customized trainings and/or consultations.
Managed the flu shot campaign at 56 locations, with a total of 4,714 participants, a 5% increase over 2015/2016.
Employees took advantage of discounts via Perkspot with increased
usage of 4.6% over FY 15/16 and
over 1,900 new registrations.
In support of attracting a skilled, adaptable & diverse workforce:
Attended 197 events including employer
panels, employment workshops, career fairs and veteran summits. Spoke
to over 5,702 veterans and
Processed over 68,517 online applications for 7,392 positions
Processed 279 Classification Activity Requests
Opened 553 recruitments (492 classified/61 unclassified)
157 new hires are veterans
which is approximately 7%
In order to increase public safety, assisted Sheriff’s Department
by recruiting 5,468 applicants
to fill Deputy Sheriff positions.
Negotiated four successor Memoranda of Agreement (ASDCE, DDAA, PDA,
and SDDCCA), representing 9 out
of 25 bargaining units and 1,180 employees.
Civil Service Commission heard 5 disciplinary cases of which 2 were upheld, one was reversed,
and two were modified.
Represented management in 20
unemployment hearings resulting in a cost avoidance of $147,970.
Attended 50 labor management
meetings with multiple unions.
Conducted 18 trainings for
County staff at professional academies and HR meetings to update and
educate on Labor Relations practices.
To provide insurance coverage for a variety of community events
including bike races, garden tours, parades, etc., the Insurance Unit
provided 290 Community Event
Permits - an increase of 11.5%
over FY 15/16.
To maintain fiscal stability, Workers’ Compensation achieved a cost
avoidance $3,414,068 - flat to
FY 15/16 through settlement negotiations and subrogation recovery, and
settled 436 claims.
Completed a total of 5,280
pre-employment medical exams, and 280 POST psychological exams.
Received a total of 432
unemployment insurance claims with a cost avoidance of $622,382 (as of 7/24/17).
Successfully Passed State DWC Audit.
Successfully passed the CSAC EIA Audit with a 99% result.
Entered 28 contracts into
the Exigis system in FY 16/17.
Supported and assisted in the Security Initiative.
Participated in Active Shooter Drill at the DA’s office.
Overall - Security Action Plan Training – 4 sessions with 173 attendees (At CAC & COC
for all departmental safety representatives)
Active Shooter training – 128 sessions with 3,128 Attendees. (CAC, COC and DA)
Presented by Lt. Damon Blankenbaker.
New quarterly challenge - Fit for Life; 1,631 employees climbed 347,680,122 stairs, completed 173,840 miles, swam for 15,738 minutes, lifted weights for
214,320 minutes and cycled
for 68,468 minutes
Awarded 102 bikes to the
2016 Wellness Heroes
184 teams (736 employees) participated in the
Amazing Race, a 17.9%
increase over previous year (2016)
Introduced the Amazing Race DiverseAbility course; 11 employees participated
1,581 employees participated in
the new online Nutrition Challenge - Right this Weigh
1,663 employees participated in
the Maintain Don’t Gain challenge an 9.6% increase an increase over the
4,840 employees attended the
Wellness Expo, a 10.8%
increase over previous year
Introduced Aging Backwards, an eccentrics exercise program;
averages 30 employees per class
203 employees participated in the Healthy Cooking
increase in participation over previous year
Conducted 2 Living Well with Diabetes classes (90 minute - 8
Introduced 17 new health
topics to our Lunch & Learn curriculum
Increased Lunch & Learn offerings by 25.6% over previous year
Fitness classes participation rate: 90% female and 10% male
Lunch & Learn Sessions participation rate: 87% female and 13% male
Relaxation & Meditation participation rate: 90% female and 10% male
DHR continues to recruit and train employees as demonstrated by:
Overall 5% countywide vacancy rate
1,474 Regular County employees hired
1,055 TEMP employees hired
548 County employees retired
Trained & monitored Dept
HR/payroll staff in processing over 80,000 HRIS transactions
maintaining error rate of less than 1%