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Employee and Labor Relations

Captain Reginald O. Hosey - Section Commander

The Employee and Labor Relations Section is comprised of Career Development, Off-Duty Services, and Personnel Services.  Employee and Labor Relations is an important part of the Human Resources Division.  Personnel assigned to this section are tasked with the overall responsibility for all promotional processes, Transfer Review Boards, and the Master Deputy program.  They also oversee the daily operation of all off-duty related employment.  In addition, they are responsible for the proper handling and storage of information on paid and non-paid agency employees.  Another integral responsibility for this section is organizing and facilitating bargaining sessions between the Sheriff’s Labor Management Team and the FOP Lodge #93. 

Career Development Unit

Career Development Unit

The Career Development Unit promotes and encourages growth, development, and professionalism to increase an employee’s potential for individual success. In 2015, Career Development developed and administered the promotional processes for Lieutenant and Communications Center candidates and the selection processes for the Hostage Negotiation Team, Intelligence Analyst, Crime Analyst, and Crime Scene Investigation candidates. The 2015 the Master Deputy program saw an unparalleled number of applicants, with a 106.7% increase in candidates from the 2012-2014 cycle.  The ninety-three (93) Master Deputy applicants during this cycle fulfilled all of their obligations for appointment by documenting over 23,100 hours of expertise sharing and training during the last two years.  The unit also processed 124 job opening requests through the Transfer Review Board process in 2015.

Personnel Services

Personnel Services handles every aspect of an employee’s personnel file, including personal information, work assignment and matters related to pay.  In addition, they are responsible for maintaining and tracking all employee transfers, pay increases, file maintenance, position management and keeping the employee informed of all personnel issues.  They handle every phase of proposed pay increases from costing the proposals to the actual implementation of the increases.  This is done for all groups in the agency to include the bargaining unit, sworn management, civilians and school crossing guards.  During 2015 the unit processed 201 employee new hires and 187 employee agency separations.

The Personnel Services Unit oversees the daily operations of Off-Duty Services, which liaisons with off-duty employers and agency employees.  Off-Duty Services reconciles the equipment usage reimbursement accounts and reviews data reports to confirm compliance with agency policy.  Off-Duty Services processed 389,748.5 hours of off-duty employment opportunities, issued 1460 permit numbers to community employers.

Deputy at Personnel Services