The Department of Personnel Services provides Countywide centralized management and administrative oversight for activities associated with personnel, labor relations, employee benefits, loss prevention training, and risk management services. Pursuant to Fresno County Ordinance Code Chapter 2.12 and Administrative Policy Number 54, these countywide personnel services are provided from a centralized perspective, to ensure uniformity and consistency of personnel services and to maximize economy of scale. Individual departments, however, are responsible for personnel actions related to employee selection, development, retention, and separation, in consultation and/or collaboration with the Department of Personnel Services.
Organizationally, the Department of Personnel Services is divided into four major program areas with one administrative unit responsible for department administrative and business functions, budgeting, finance, strategic planning, research and development and legislative analysis.
Employment Services is responsible for recruitment and examination activities, workforce reduction processes, administration of the classification and compensation program and retention analysis; as well as providing funding and support to the Civil Service Commission.
Labor Relations is responsible for labor contract negotiations, contract administration, employee grievance resolution, employment discrimination complaints, bargaining unit determination, and unfair labor practice charges.
Risk Management administers the insurance programs (Workers' Compensation, General Liability, Medical Malpractice, Property/Vehicle Damage/Vehicle Replacement), directs the County's safety program, recovers damages due the County from third parties, provides risk management advice to County departments, provides loss prevention management and training, and controls mandated programs affecting employee safety.
Employee Benefits provides and administers comprehensive benefits for eligible employees and retirees and their dependents including group health insurance, group life insurance, disability insurance, flex spending accounts, deferred compensation and other ancillary/voluntary benefit programs. Employee Benefits also coordinates the management of personnel records and the approval and processing of all personnel, compensation and benefit eligibility functions in the Peoplesoft Human Resource Management System.
Paul Nerland, Director of Personnel Services
16th Floor - Fresno County Plaza Building
(559) 455-4790 - Fax