Human Resources

The mission of the Human Resources Department is to provide the City with a comprehensive package of Human Resource Management services that are unassailably professional, responsive to business requirements, and conscientiously cost-efficient and effective.


Department Responsibilities

Human Resource Management

  • Policy & Procedure Development
  • Chief Negotiator Responsibilities
  • Organizational Development
  • Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)

Employment Services

  • Staffing (i.e., Recruitment, Selection & Equal Opportunity)
  • Compensation & Pay Schedules
  • Classification
  • Payroll Information Liaison
  • Sick Leave, Sick Leave Pool, Annual Leave & Unpaid Leave Administration
  • Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Administration
  • Personnel Files (including Maintenance & Lawful Disposal)

Employee Benefits

  • Health, Dental & Optical Insurance
  • Optional Insurance Coverages
  • COBRA Administration
  • 401-K Administration
  • City Pension Plans Administration
  • Receipt/Accounting of Retiree Health Insurance Premiums
  • Liaison with All Retirees
  • Unemployment Compensation

Employee & Labor Relations

  • Administration of Personnel Rules & Regulations
  • Labor Contract Interpretation & Administration
  • Grievance & Arbitration Procedures
  • Corrective/Progressive Discipline
  • Workforce/Employee Development

Equal Opportunity Assurance

  • Internal Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedure
  • Equal Opportunity Charges
    • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    • Florida Human Relations Commission
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Risk Management

  • Workers Compensation
  • Safety Management
  • Property, Casualty & Liability Coverages


Accessibility

The City of Deerfield Beach is committed to serving the needs of all of its citizens and visitors, and our goal is to ensure access to information for a diverse audience. To that end, the City is incorporating into its website accessibility design standards to meet Universal Design concepts supported by the W3C Guidelines and ADA Accessibility Requirements.

For accessibility Design Guidelines, browser accessibility information, plug-ins, and supported technology click here.

The City of Deerfield Beach has established an ADA Coordinator to facilitate assistance for disabled residents and visitors. The ADA coordinator is able to facilitate members of the public with the provision of auxiliary aids and services for City meetings, programs, and events. The ADA Coordinator also investigates and seeks to resolve any complaints regarding accessibility to City facilities or programs.

ADA Coordinator
150 NE 2nd Ave.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
ADACoordinator@deerfield-beach.com
954-480-4200

Help Identify ADA Accessibility and Sidewalk Improvements

The City of Deerfield Beach invites citizens to identify and request accessibility improvements for the disabled to public sidewalks and intersections located within the City's jurisdiction and control. The City will include such locations on a prioritized list of sidewalk and intersection locations that require improvements to meet American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines. For more information, please contact the ADA Coordinator.

Documents 

Many documents on our web pages are in ASCII or HTML format, which is accessible to people who use screen reading software and to those with other vision or mobility impairments. Generally, we use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to create pages and documents that are accessible to those users. 

Our website also contains many Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) files. We use this method when documents are not available in digital form, are too large or difficult to produce in HTML, or are publications where the format is critical to the usability of the document. Adobe Systems, Inc. is developing products designed to make PDF documents more accessible. Adobe’s accessibility web pages describe their efforts. 

Adobe Acrobat Reader software is available for free from Adobe Systems, Inc. This software allows you to view, navigate and print Portable Document Format (PDF) files. 


Accessibility Resources

For additional information and resources regarding accessibility issues, please refer to the following resources:


ADA Grievance Procedure

This grievance procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is not to be used by anyone who wishes to appeal the decision of a department in response to a request for workplace accommodation or modification of services, activities, programs, or benefits while working for the City of Deerfield Beach. This grievance procedure does not apply to complaints alleging discrimination in employment policies or practices, which should be filed with the City's Human Resources Department. This grievance procedure is established for the public to provide a vehicle that will allow objective fact-finding to occur, followed by a discussion of options, with mediation that attempts to find a mutually acceptable solution to an issue identified. The goal of this process is to preclude the need to grieve or appeal a request for accommodation in another venue of government. The process is as follows:

  1. The complainant and/or his/her designee should submit the grievance as soon as possible, but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged occurrence. Submit grievance to the City of Deerfield Beach’s ADA Coordinator:

    ADA Coordinator
    150 NE 2nd Avenue
    Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
    ADACoordinator@deerfield-beach.com
    954-480-4200

  2. The complaint should be in writing and contain the following information about the alleged discrimination: full name, address, phone number of the complainant; location of the occurrence, date, and description of the alleged discrimination. Additionally, we will the name of the department involved and any employee and/or witness involved in the occurrence. Upon request, alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made for person with disabilities.
  3. Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, the City ADA Coordinator, or designee, will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions.
  4. With 15 calendar days after the meeting, the City ADA Coordinator will respond in writing. The response provides a final resolution of the complaint.
  5. If the individual who has filed a grievance continues to have concerns after this process concludes, he or she is welcome to bring any unresolved concerns to the City Manager of the City of Deerfield Beach.
  6. All appeals received and responses given by the City ADA Coordinator will be kept by the City of Deerfield Beach for at least three years, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.