Role of Human Resources
Employee relations generally refers to dealings between management and a unionized workforce.
In Kern County, the Human Resources Division of the County Administrative Office is responsible for fostering harmonious and cooperative relations between employee organizations and the County. Duties include:
- Negotiating and administering labor agreements (MOUs) with recognized employee unions
- Resolving contract disputes through mediation, arbitration and administrative hearings
- Administering employee relations codes, ordinances, statutes, and policies
- Providing advice and counsel to County management regarding labor relations issues
The Employer-Employee Relations Resolution outlines the general rules and regulations for the administration of employer-employee relations between the County and its recognized employee organizations.
Grievance procedures for represented employees are governed by the applicable MOU.