Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) serves as a resource to management and city employees in securing equal employment opportunity for all members of the workforce. This is done through complaint investigation, mediation and problem-solving as well as the implementation of the Mayor's policies relating to equal employment, sexual harassment and disabilities. The Office provides scheduled training on general EEO topics, as well as specialized training to City departments upon request.
Employee Benefits administers employee benefits, injury leave, workers' compensation, unemployment compensation and COBRA programs for 8,000 city employees. The section provides employee benefits and occupational injury training for each bargaining group, produces employee benefits booklets for all city employees and manages the city's occupational injury programs.
Labor Relations negotiates and administers all six (6) of the collective bargaining contracts for the city. They work closely with the departments and divisions to administer the contracts and ensure compliance. In addition, Labor Relations conducts disciplinary, fitness for duty and grievance hearings.
The city has a Drug and Alcohol Coordinator who has the job of overseeing all of the programs that make the city a drug free work place.
Quality of Working Life (QWL) is also located within the Human Resources Department, Labor Relations Section. This program works with all departments, divisions, and unions to make a better working environment.
Citywide Training and Employee Development The Citywide Office of Training and Development provides appropriate workforce training opportunities for all employees. Citywide Training supports the Mayor's Columbus Covenant 2000 by providing employee skill development that in turn improves our quality of work and results in excellent product delivery to the customer.