Director:Marcella F. Bridier, MBA, RMPE
850-838-3500 x 113
The Human Resources Department plans and directs personnel administration for all departments of the Board of County Commissioners, including benefits, salary administration, recruitment, selection and training; as well as ensures competitive classification and pay plan programs and compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws on employment issues.
All employment decisions are made on the basis of individual skills, regardless of such factors as race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, disability or any other protected status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
The Department supports the Board’s departments in many critical administrative requirements. As the Board’s Risk Manager, the Director manages all workers’ compensation, auto and general liability claims. The Director also serves as the Board’s Records Management Liaison Officer and coordinates all public records requests.
FY 2014 Operational Budget: $56,315
Function: General Government
FY 2014 Highlights
The Human Resources Department is consistently one of the most active departments in the County’s organization. Some 2014 highlights include:
- Successfully updated the Board’s personnel policy and procedures to ensure continued compliance with federal and state laws
- Successfully implemented the Board’s public records policy.
- Made critical improvements to the new hire orientation and employee evaluation processes.
- Facilitated 100% compliance with Fair Labor Standards Act federal employment law.
- Properly implement the ever changing Health Reform requirements.
- Implement any annual Employment Audit recommendations from our FACT Attorney.
- Ensure timely and excellent medical care is authorized for employees that experience on the job injuries, and facilitate light duty assignments, when possible.
- Coordinate training opportunities for staff.
- Continue to ensure our presumption against negligent hiring (FS 768.096) for all employees and volunteers.
|Personnel Policies effective 10/1/14|
Taylor County is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made on the basis of individual skills, regardless of such factors as race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, disability or any other protected status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Taylor County will make reasonable accommodations consistent with applicable law to the known disabilities of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee who is able to perform the essential functions of the position sought or held. Taylor County does not tolerate discrimination or unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment). Likewise, Taylor County does not permit retaliation for reporting unlawful conduct.