The Human Resources (HR) Department guides and supports employees as they provide superior service to the residents of Tempe. Following the policies and direction set by the City Council and the City Manager, HR partners with Senior Management and City Departments to meet organizational and departmental goals while balancing the needs of the workforce.
Although the HR Department consists of two primary areas of focus – Employee Benefits and Employment Services – the entire department strives to be a trusted resource to all employees by promoting adherence to the Personnel Rules & Regulations, the Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) and approved policies & guidelines, and through programs like the Six-Sided Partnership, Safe Haven and Merit System Board.
The Employee Benefits section strives to provide quality benefit services to help employees and retirees achieve a meaningful, healthy home and work life. These HR employees manage a comprehensive benefit portfolio including medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, Mediflex and healthcare/dependent care reimbursement program, an employee assistance program, a wellness program, a defined contribution retirement savings program, the Public Safety and Arizona State retirement systems, an employee discount program, and a voluntary insurance program.
The Employment Services section is responsible for creating and implementing fair, consistent and inclusive processes for hiring, compensation, promotions, development and employee relations. These HR employees focus on employee relations, the recruitment and selection process, employee compensation, the employee classification system, job descriptions, ePerformance, Tempe Essentials Part I & II (New Employee Orientation & City Manager's Breakfast), pre-hire processing & physicals, employee ID Cards, personnel actions, the mediation program, bi-lingual pay program, Commercial Driver's License (CDL) program, Job Information Management System (JIMS), employment verification, ADA accommodations and a leave program that includes Family and Medical Leave, vacation, medical leave, plus short and long term disability.
City of Tempe - Human Resources
20 E. 6th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281