The Department of Human Resources is dedicated to providing innovative, efficient and effective solutions to our county partners by recruiting, developing and retaining exceptional and diverse talent for public service. Under the leadership of our Board of Supervisors and Chief Executive Officer, DHR supports our workforce of approximately 100,000 employees, who serve in 35 departments.
The County of Los Angeles was honored with the prestigious Forbes America’s Best Employers designation (Ranked 115) because of our employee benefits, our commitment to developing our employees, the expanse of our operations and our strong passion for serving the 10 million people who call Los Angeles County home.
DHR strives to align human resources strategies with the county’s business objectives to enable our departments and employees to thrive. To this end, DHR implemented an enterprise-wide online application system (NeoGov), which provides a more streamlined application experience for those seeking employment opportunities with the county. Additionally, we overhauled our website to attract and engage prospective candidates. We also enhanced our employee development initiatives by revamping the process for evaluating managers, launching a 360-degree assessment tool, and providing HR certification training for our human resources professionals through the International Public Management Association. Further, DHR added a Financial Wellness component to our already outstanding County Wellness Program, to assist our employees in managing their finances and successfully planning for the future.
The Department of Human Resources was honored with several awards this year. Specifically, we received Government Information Technology awards for our expansive NeoGov rollout, as well as for our information security program. We also received National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards for our Absence Management System, which electronically tracks employee leaves, and for our Executive Leadership Development Program, which is provided in partnership with USC.
DHR is a center of expertise for all things HR. We look forward to providing out-of-the-box solutions to support our Board and county departments in establishing pipeline programs for employment, providing additional development opportunities and career paths for our internal workforce, and continuing our high standard of customer service for our employees and the public we are privileged to serve.