Human Resources

Human Resources

Labor Relations

The Labor Relations function of the Human Resources Department is dedicated to improve employee productivity through the development of harmonious working relationships with employees and employee labor organizations. To that end, the Human Resources staff serves as the lead in partnering with labor unions to address the needs of the City and its employees and represents the City during contract negotiations, meet and confer sessions, and joint labor-management committee meetings.

The City of Riverside’s Human Resources Department recognizes that the development of harmonious working relationships is an on-going process and that each labor management meeting is an opportunity to work at the process of building trust between management and employees, and labor union representatives. This trust is the cornerstone of a creative, collaborative organization that will more effectively meet its goals, which for the City means better service for the residents of Riverside.

Labor Updates

Council Adopts New SEIU MOU

On December 3, 2013 the City Council voted unanimously in favor of a new comprehensive MOU covering the City’s SEIU general employees. With approval of the City Council, the new agreement ratified by SEIU members on October 30, 2013 is now in effect. Some key changes include:

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Contract negotiations with SEIU have begun

The City and SEIU have begun bargaining over a new comprehensive MOU. The bargaining team members are Frank Corral, Lisa Munoz, Enrique Barboza, Jeannie Pauli, Diane Howard, Dean Martin, Barbara Hunt, Sammie Luna-Farias, Gloria Melendez (alternate), Ed Toole, and Corrine Parker for the Union; and Tina English, Laura Chavez-Nomura, Chris Vicino, Mario Lara, Scott Catlett, Gina Villasenor, Amy Haug, and Steven Espinoza for the City. Read More...

PENSION REFORM UPDATE – AB340

After many months of public sector pension reform remaining a hot topic, the Conference Committee on Public Employee Pensions passed sweeping reforms of current pension law last week. The changes were subsequently approved on Friday, August 31, 2012 by the Assembly and Senate, and are awaiting the Governor’s Signature. Read More...

New MOU’s for the Police Unit and Police Sergeant’s Unit Finalized

RPOA— On June 5, 2012 the City Council voted unanimously in favor of a new comprehensive MOU covering the Riverside Police Sergeant’s bargaining unit. With the approval of the City Council last week the new agreements ratified by the Sergeants on April 23, 2012 are now in effect. Many of the new agreements are similar to the agreements reached between the Police General Unit with the exception of a few areas specific to the Sergeant’s. Read More...

Tentative Agreement reached with the Police Unit

RPOA – The City and the Police Unit represented by the Riverside Police Officer's Association have reached a tentative agreement on a new Memorandum of Understanding. The Police Unit labor agreement expired on July 1, 2009, which was during the height of the economic meltdown and the Police Unit remained without a contract since that time. As if the economic downturn wasn’t enough, the City got hit with projections last year related to pension costs that showed those costs skyrocketing beyond sustainable levels. However, despite these obstacles the RPOA and the City were able to hammer out a deal. Read More...

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