Who We Are
The Human Resources Department consists of a team of professionals who support all employees working for the City of Chilliwack. It is our role to ensure that best practices within the Human Resources field are always at the forefront, and we educate staff in those practices as regional and global trends change.
What We Do
Employee and Labour Relations: We support the needs of management and employees in creating a balanced work environment. We also work closely with the Unions in a variety of areas including grievances and arbitrations, collective agreement interpretation, administration and labour negotiations, as well as ensuring the City’s mandate is met in terms of adhering to policies, practices and regulations. The City’s Unionized employees are represented by the Canadian Union of Provincial Employees (CUPE Local 458) and the International Association of Firefighters IAFF (Local 2826).
Recruitment: We work in partnership with managers to ensure that candidates with the best skills, knowledge and abilities are selected. We create strategic advertising campaigns within our recruitment plan and ensure a fair process for all applicants throughout the process.
Compensation and Benefits: We work closely with managers and employees to create classification specifications for Unionized positions and job descriptions for exempt jobs and assign applicable compensation based on the necessary skills for the job. We manage employee health benefit programs comprising health, vision, dental, life insurance and retirement plans.
Occupational Health and Safety: We take compliance with WorkSafe BC very seriously and coordinate our City’s safety program to support that vision.
Disability Management: Our Return to Work and Accommodation programs ensure established guidelines and legislation are closely followed for employees that need to return to work gradually or require accommodations. We also ensure managers are aware of their individual responsibilities within each of these critical areas.
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