Essential training services continue to be offered despite budget cuts
In response to the 2012 budget reductions, the Human Resources Department has eliminated most of the training and development services offered to City employees. Although the Training and Development function no longer exists as it once did, Human Resources will continue to provide required and essential training services to introduce new employees to our workplace, enable staff to utilize enterprise-wide technology and help employees grow professionally.
HR-delivered training and professional development services:
- Getting Started in the City
- New Employee Orientation
- Respect in the Workplace Policy and Ethics Code
- Online Tools for Supervisors
- Performance Management topics
- Enterprise wide technology training initiatives (offered on case by case basis)
- Training and Development resources (websites, articles, video clips)
- Consulting services (guidance on course structure, curriculum and vendor options) to departments that provide for their own department-specific training.
- Self-paced, online training and testing of Microsoft Office applications are arranged by Human Resources and offered in the Computer Lab.
Training opportunities offered by OptumHealth:
One of the benefits available to the City through Medica is the availability of training related to workplace and work/life issues offered by OptumHealth. Training opportunities are offered in these general categories:
- Wellness and work/life seminars on topics such as stress, finances, personal growth, aging, healthy eating, etc.
- Professional development for managers and supervisors on topics such as building successful teams, safety, dealing with conflict, managing change, performance management, etc.
- General workplace skills training on topics such as customer service, generational dynamics, career management, critical thinking, leadership, etc.
Department supervisors or coordinators can work directly with OptumHealth to schedule on-site training at no cost.
A few reminders:
Employees should continue to enter their completed training programs, including courses offered within departments, in HRIS Learning Management. Supervisors can contact their Human Resources Generalist to learn how to utilize the HRIS Learning Management Administrator or email HRIS to ask how to get enter completed learning programs into HRIS.
For more information or help, contact your Human Resources Generalist.
Published Jun. 6, 2012