UMass-Boston Collins Center Publishes City of Revere Human Resources Report
February 28, 2017
The City of Revere engaged the services of the Collins Center for Public Management to perform a Human Resources Organization and Policy review and provide recommendations. On Monday, February 27, they presented their report to the City Council.
The following report identifies and discusses numerous human resource issues for the City. The key recommendations are to:
-Establish a centralized Human Resources Department, with a director, group benefits coordinator and an administrative employee;
-Centralize all recruitment and selection processes;
-Develop a comprehensive compensation and classification system including position descriptions;
-Promulgate a comprehensive series of policies and procedures including conflict of interest/ethics, criminal offenders records inquiries, Family and Medical Leave Act procedures, absenteeism, discrimination prevention and discipline;
-Provide training to department heads and supervisors on critical policies and develop a long-term approach to training;
-Modify the residency requirement to a preference to employ individuals that reside in the City.
-File a special act exempting the City from the Massachusetts Civil Service law for all positions except uniformed positions below the rank of chief in the police and fire departments.