Human Resources recruits, develops, and works to retain a diverse, well-qualified workforce that reflects the high standards of the community, and leads the City departments in positive employee relations, talent management, succession planning, and employee engagement.
The purpose of Human Resources is to:
- Lead strategic planning to align employee skills, staffing, and productivity with City goals in order to deliver premier services to the community of Carmel-by-the-Sea
- Support City departments and employees in achieving their key goals and objectives
- Provide a range of services to City employees, including new employee orientation, staffing and recruitment management, talent and skill development, performance assessment, and safety and wellness programs
- Deliver employee relations, compensation, job classification, risk management, and organization development services efficiently to City departments.
The State Controller’s Government Compensation in California website provides information on employee pay and benefits for approximately 2 million positions at more than 5,000 public employers. Public employers annually report employee compensation to the State Controller’s Office. View and search employee job titles, build charts and graphics and download custom reports and raw data.
Memorandum of Understanding
Council Appointee Agreements
CalPERS Valuation Reports
Employee Links to Online COVID-19 Self-Assessments by Department
Administration (City Hall) – https://forms.gle/NehBirGauK2FLiYb7
Community Planning & Building (City Hall) – https://forms.gle/unAhB6iYciZbNMnS8
Library (Harrison Memorial) – https://forms.gle/fd1kui1ckyScsDHv8
Library (Park Branch) – https://forms.gle/nA8WkWmmXGVhFzp46
Public Safety – https://forms.gle/u6LdpgzEsEuR3nWo9
Public Works – https://forms.gle/TQpCrUgKpNhRCXaa8
Filing Claims for 2020 FSA and DCFSA Expenses - Deadline April 1, 2021
This message is for employees who participated in the WageWorks (Aflac) Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) in 2020. Participants have a 90-day run-out period starting January 1, 2021 and ending April 1, 2021 to file a claim with WageWorks for FSA or DCFSA expenses incurred in 2020. You will not be able to request reimbursement for 2020 FSA or DCFSA expenses after this 90-day period has expired.
If you have questions, please call WageWorks directly at 1-888-342-3532. Please refer to the email from Finance Manager Robin Scattini dated January 8, 2021 for the necessary forms to complete to file a claim for reimbursement.
The City has collected the following list of resources to help employees during this time of the COVID-19 virus. If you have any questions about benefits and services provided by the City, please contact Human Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org; 831.620.2017). We’re here to help.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that’s listed below is provided through the City and is available to employees, the employee’s immediate family members (partner/spouse, children) and those living in the employee’s household. The EAP provides short-term counseling and referrals. It’s free and confidential.
The other resources are provided through a variety of external entities. They aren’t recommendations but public information that employees and others can explore and use as they think appropriate.
- Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty (AFSP)
- Manage Anxiety & Stress (CDC)
- Emergency Responders: Tips for taking care of yourself (CDC)
- 10 Mental Health Tips for Coronavirus Social Distancing (Partners in Health)
- How to Prevent Loneliness in a Time of Social Distancing (Scientific American)
- COVID-19 & Your Mental Health: A Comprehensive Resource Guide (Peak Resilience)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Provides short-term counseling and referrals. Confidential and free.
EAP – By phone:
Call 888.293.6948 then press 1.
EAP – Online:
- Go to www.worklifehealth.com.
- Enter “City of Carmel-by-the-Sea” as the organization.
- Click on “Don’t have an account?”
- Enter name and email. Create a password.
- Submit. Confirmation email with link to be sent to you.
- Go to email and click on “Verify my email” link.
- Log in.
EAP – Website:
- Log in.
- Click on “Chat Now” box in far right column.
- Write chat message.
EAP – Texting:
Text “MSEAP” to 53342. Counselor will text with you about your EAP matter.
- COVID19.ca.gov - Information from the State of California on COVID-19 information ranging from symptoms of the virus to financial resources.
- Unemployment Insurance – How to file. Note: Possible eligibility for those with reduced hours.
- Unemployment Insurance – Steps once you file.
- Your Money: A Hub – New York Times article with COVID-19-related info from stimulus checks to mortgages. Note: You may need to set up a free account in order to access.
Guidance for Leadership and Management
- “Leading through COVID-19″ (Stanford University)
Family, Couples, and Parenting Tips
- Love in the Time of Coronavirus—6 Tips to Protect Your Marriage While Quarantined (Parade)
- Avoid Cabin Fever with These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis (Parade)
- Under One Roof: Home Together During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Psychology Today)
- Parenting During COVID-19: A bulleted list to stick up on the fridge (Psychology Today)
- How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus (PBS)
Working from Home Tips
- 9 Tips To Be Productive When Working At Home During COVID-19 (Forbes)
- 8 Tips To Make Working From Home Work For You (NPR)
- How to Work From Home Without Losing Your Mind (Wired)
- How to keep yourself happy and productive if you’re working from home because of the coronavirus (Business Insider)
Domestic Violence Support