To provide Human Resources and Risk Management systems and programs that build a Championship Workforce in order to achieve excellence in delivering public services and impact the organization’s financial resources through cost effective and efficient government.
The City of Sugar Land’s Human Resources Department oversees the Risk Management Division. The department has a total of 11 full time employees with a fiscal year 2020 budget of $1,693,910. Operational hours are Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
The Department of Human Resources’ main responsibilities include:
- offering leadership and support to the organization;
- building relationships, employee connections, and purpose for the organization;
- providing oversight on the overall Safety Program;
- managing the City’s insurance program for property, casualty and workers’ compensation, and contractual insurance;
- providing oversight of programs and systems to ensure legal requirements are met and maintained; and
- providing oversight of the programs and systems that shape the framework for our corporate culture.
Some current projects include but are not limited to the following:
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) - Replacement for City’s core Human Resources Software System thus allowing the City employees to improve operational excellence, increasing organizational effectiveness, and process efficiency.
- Recruitment for a new City Manager. The Department has contracted with an outside professional search firm to assist with the recruitment of the new City Manager;
- Public Safety Physical Ability Performance Standards Development and Validation Tests. Risk Management is working with the Fire-EMS and the Police Departments to contract with a professional services consultant to assist with this project; and
- Public Safety Comprehensive Compensation Study.
Department affiliations include Texas Municipal Human Resources Association (TMHRA), Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), and the Texas Municipal Clerks Association, National Public Employers Labor Relations Association (NPELRA), and Texas Public Employers Labor Relations Association (TxPELRA). In Risk Management, applicable affiliations include the National Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA), the Texas Chapter of PRIMA, and the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA).
The Department of Human Resources includes the Human Resources and Risk Management Divisions:
Human Resources: Establishes processes that lead the organization’s talent management initiatives. Managing the talent of the organization requires a complete platform that includes organizational development, management of salaries and benefits, organizational support, and health and wellness programs. Human Resources provides training and development programs that encourage employees to develop talents and to grow the leaders of the future. Human Resources provides work group problem solving and disciplinary coaching; and oversees competitive salary and benefits programs that keep the organization strong. Human Resources also acts as a liaison to the City’s healthcare provider and coordinates wellness events and activities.
Risk Management: Provides oversight of the overall Safety Program that ensures a safe working environment and promotes a mindset of safety and wellness. In addition, the division also manages the City’s insurance program for property, casualty and workers’ compensation, and contractual insurance.