HR Connection

November/December 2014 Issue

In this issue:

  • Appreciation, praise ever-important during season of thanks
  • New policy on supervisory qualifications gives employees new opportunities
  • Service animals in your workplace: What's required, and what you can ask
  • New OSHA reporting requirements
  • Better questions foster personal accountability, productivity

A message from the director

By Curry C. Hale

Interim HR Director

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the City of Tucson HR Connection.  This bi-monthly Human Resources newsletter will be a valuable tool in our department’s endeavor to keep the organization apprised of the latest issues and current policies and procedures that impact the careers of each of our employees. 

Wellness: Know Your Numbers update, EAP outreach

By Cheryl Bakke

Wellness Program Director

Seventy-three percent of employees who participated in the ‘Know Your Numbers’ campaign last fall had high blood pressure.To address this, I’ve been asked to conduct blood pressure clinics.  In the coming months, I will be available on a first come, first served basis.  Please call me at 837-4180 to schedule a time that will work best for your employees.  I can see approximately one employee per five minutes.

Light Duty: Assignment & management of a key program

By Eric W. Kay

HR Analyst

One of the best ways to assist employees returning to restricted work following illness or injury is to offer them a light duty assignment which works within their restrictions.Light duty allows employees to return to the workforce as a productive member of the organization, and can act as a rehabilitation measure to help the employee eventually return to full duty.

HR Records introduces new PARF

By Carol Van Gelder

HR Technician

HR Records recently delivered three sessions of ‘PARF School’ to over 90 payroll clerks and department HR personnel, following a wide array of updates made to the form.

The revised PARF includes more drop-down choices, removal of the ‘Previous Incumbent’ section, which was replaced by Position Justification Forms (PJF), and a section for the HR Director to designate whether a discharged employee is deemed eligible for rehire. 

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