The Office of Labor Relations and Compliance shall be responsible for all facets of labor relations, compliance, and professional development, on behalf of the County as set forth below, or as otherwise assigned by the County as such need arises.
For Labor Relations, it shall establish and maintain satisfactory labor – management relations, including collective bargaining negotiations, interpret the collective bargaining agreements, administer the grievance procedure including arbitration, and assist all levels of management on labor matters.
For Compliance, it shall be responsible for the implementation, monitoring and enforcement of policies
and procedures aimed at ensuring operations are in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, the County Human Resource Policy and Administrative Code and administrative and departmental procedures, including, but not limited to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
The primary goals and functions of the Labor Relations and Compliance Office, through the assistance of the Public Agency Compliance Officer, are:
- to plan, develop, monitor and enforce standards for compliance in County programs, services and benefits
- to provide County officers and employees with information and training related to compliance
- to implement and enforce policies and procedures that promote transparent and accountable operations
- promote professional growth through learning opportunities to support strategic County goals
- to educate departments on the importance of written procedures and internal controls