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File #: 20-1227    Version: 1 Name: CD2 - HR Hiring Practices Update
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/4/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/8/2020 Final action: 12/8/2020
Title: Recommendation to direct City Manager to provide a status update on the progress of the City Auditor recommendations for Human Resources including hiring, onboarding practices, drug test policy, and tools for employees, commissioners and interns to file anonymously harassment claims in the next 90 days.
Sponsors: COUNCILMEMBER JEANNINE PEARCE, SECOND DISTRICT, COUNCILWOMAN MARY ZENDEJAS, FIRST DISTRICT, COUNCILMEMBER ROBERTO URANGA, SEVENTH DISTRICT
Attachments: 1. 120820-NB-66sr&att.pdf

TITLE

Recommendation to direct City Manager to provide a status update on the progress of the City Auditor recommendations for Human Resources including hiring, onboarding  practices, drug test policy, and tools for employees, commissioners and interns to file anonymously harassment claims in the next 90 days.

 

DISCUSSION

In 2018, Councilwoman Pearce directed the City Auditor to conduct an audit of the Human Resources Department in their hiring, training and onboarding practices. One of the four requests included to audit the on-boarding process and policies for all new employees, including appointed and elected. This includes, but not limited to, the orientation process, the medical evaluation process, and the City's evaluation of an individual's physical and behavioral health and/or prior medical condition.

 

In the last two years, the City of Long Beach has been proactive in becoming the second Trauma Informed Care city where departments such as Library Services as well as Health & Human Services have been able to train their employees on trauma informed practices. As new elected officials and their staff come on board, is important for the City of Long Beach to provide a status update on the practices and policies on the hiring and onboarding processes.

 

URGENCY STATEMENT

 

Due to new onboarding employees, this recommendation is vital to ensure all practices are up to date.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

Due to the urgency of this item, this item was not reviewed by Financial Management. This recommendation is anticipated to require a minimal level of staff hours beyond the budgeted scope of duties and is expected to have a minimal impact on existing City Council priorities.

 

SUGGESTED ACTION

Approve recommendation.

 

BODY

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Respectfully Submitted,

JEANNINE PEARCE

COUNCILMEMBER, SECOND DISTRICT

 

MARY ZENDEJAS

COUNCILWOMAN, FIRST DISTRICT

 

ROBERTO URANGA

COUNCILMEMBER, SEVENTH DISTRICT