210 County Office Building
39 W. Main St.
Rochester, NY 14614
Andrea M. Guzzetta Zury, Director
Phone: 585 753-1700
Fax: 585 753-1728
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Key HR Functions
The department of Human Resources contains seven major functional units.
- Benefits Unit
- Civil Service Exam Administration Unit
- Equal Employment Opportunity Unit
- Labor Relations Unit
- Payroll Unit
- Personnel Support Unit
- Risk Management Unit
The Benefits Unit manages the mandatory and discretionary benefits available to Monroe County employees and retirees. Some of the programs are health and dental insurance plans, New York State Employee Retirement System (NYSERS) pension, flexible spending accounts, pre-tax parking, and Section 457 deferred compensation plans. The Benefits Unit concentrates on the efficient administration of these benefits, as well as evaluating ways to control expenses.
The Civil Service unit administers the civil service examination process for competitive class positions, maintains civil service eligible lists, provides certifications of the eligible lists, and interprets the New York State Civil Service Law for Monroe County departments and the 68 other jurisdictions of the Monroe County Civil Service Commission. Reviewing and approving the qualifications of applicants for Civil Service examinations is an important function of this unit.Civil Service examinations are given from September through June each year.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Unit now falls under the department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Click the link below for more info.
The Labor Relations Unit negotiates collective bargaining agreements with nine Unions that represent Monroe County employees. These Unions represent approximately 90% of the full-time County workforce. The unit also administers the collective bargaining agreements, including handling grievances, arbitrations, improper practice charges, and other employment-related matters with the Unions.
The unit advises County department heads and administrators on labor relation issues, including contract interpretation, employee investigations, discipline and discharge. The Labor Relations Unit also coordinates the Leadership Academy, an in-house training program for managers.
Payroll Unit is responsible for running the County’s bi-weekly payroll. The unit also creates and maintains history files for all Monroe County employees. In response to subpoenas and institutions conducting credit histories, the unit verifies requests for employee information. The unit also conducts audits and ensures the accuracy of the Monroe County payroll.
The Personnel unit serves in a liaison capacity to Monroe County departments and the other civil service jurisdictions of the Monroe County Civil Service Commission. The unit provides assistance to County departments in the areas of Civil Service Law, County policies and practices, recruitment and appointments, labor contract compliance, and position classification. In addition to the County departments, this unit also provides civil service assistance to the 68 other jurisdictions of the Monroe County Civil Service Commission which includes all Monroe County towns, villages, school districts, the Rochester City School District, fire districts, libraries, Monroe Community College (MCC), and the Monroe County Water Authority. The unit is also responsible for payroll certification for all jurisdictions under the Monroe County Civil Service Commission.
The Risk Management unit identifies, assesses and helps mitigate personnel related risk for the County with the goals of safety and financial prudence. They are responsible for the County's absense management and return to work program, PESH compliance, Workplace Violence Prevention Program, Ethics Training, New Employee Orientation and EAP. They also administer workers compensation and unemployment insurance claims.
The Non-Discrimination Policy now falls under the department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Click the link below for more info.
- NYS Department of Civil Service
- ADA Web Page
- US Department of Labor
- NYS Employees Retirement System
- Social Security Administration
- U.S. Office of Personnel Management
- NYS Workers’ Compensation
- NYS Department of Labor
- Social Security (Disability Information)
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