About Us: Human Resources
|Holly J. Schoenherr
Human Resources Director
Human Resources serves all of the Appointing Authorities by creating and maintaining a workforce that is qualified, trained, compensated, fairly treated, well-informed and recognized through cost-effective and efficient policies and procedures which support programs and sound strategies.
Human Resources provides the following services to employees within the Unified Personnel System:
- Oversees employee health benefits, wellness program, retirement information and deferred compensation plans.
- See Benefits.
- Provides internal communications throughout the organization through publications, emails, employee blog and other methods.
- Offers employee and citizen surveys and focus groups.
- Provides consulting services to management and employees regarding performance, grievances, disciplinary actions, conflict resolution and employee counseling.
- Interprets employment regulations, county policies, procedures, rules and practices.
- See Employee Relations.
- Responsible for recruiting applicants to fill positions within the Unified Personnel System.
- See Employment/Jobs.
Pay & Job Classifications (Compensation):
- Maintains the Pay Plan and Classification Plan and conducts job audits and market surveys.
- See Compensation.
- Audits all personnel transactions, monitors and updates position information and ensures that related personnel rules, policies and procedures are consistently applied for all employees.
Training & Development:
- Provides a wide range of services aimed at enhancing organizational performance through in-house training workshops and career development opportunities such as the Tuition Reimbursement Program.
- See Training & Development.
- Responsible for recruiting and placing citizens in county government volunteer positions and facilitating the involvement of Pinellas County government employees in community events and projects.
- See Volunteers.
Unified Personnel System:
The Human Resources Department is part of the Unified Personnel System (UPS) of Pinellas County Government. It provides personnel services for the eleven Appointing Authorities who comprise the UPS.
The UPS was set up in 1975 by a special legislative act and is a program of public personnel administration for its members with two basic purposes:
- to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants for public service jobs
- to promote efficiency and economy in the public service by hiring and retaining the best qualified persons available for County employment
The UPS (and its member agencies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates under an Affirmative Action plan. It complies with the Florida Veterans' Preference Law, the federal Drug-Free Work Place Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Immigration Reform Act, and all other local, state, and federal laws relating to general employment and public employment.