Human Resources

Mission Statement

The mission of the Human Resources Division is to foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, equity and transparency.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

HR News

Welcome to the HR news page.  Check back frequently for the most recent updates.  Have a topic you would like for us to address? Email us at human.resources@flagstaffaz.gov

HR Team Revises Mission Statement

There have been a lot of changes in the HR Team over the past year, we have bid farewell to some great people and we have hired some amazing new team members. Recently the team agreed that our mission Statement needed a refresh, something that would better reflect the evolution of the City, and our team's Mission in fostering our culture.  We hope you like it and that it inspires you as much as it does us!

New Hires / Promotions / Transfers / Reassignments

Congratulations to these Team Flagstaff employees!

April 2021

  • Ryan Sherf - Police Corporal/Detective
  • Jolene Arndt - Police Corporal/Detective
  • Nicholas Almendarez - Police Sergeant
  • Colton Hutchinson - Police Corporal/Detective
  • James Gifford - Maintenance Worker - Streets
  • Elizabeth Wilson - Administrative Specialist - Visitor Center
  • Suzannah Libby - Library Clerk
  • Sasha Charls - Assistant City Attorney
  • Lyle Kenefick - Maintenance Worker - Streets
  • Nicholas Sones - Library Clerk
  • Sarah Andrews - Library Clerk
  • Nicholas Genchi - Police Emergency Communications Specialist
  • Joseph Giampaoli - Wildland Fire Crew Member
  • Ashon Robinson - Associate Planner - Current Planning
  • Jordan Hollinger - Associate Planner - Comprehensive Planning

Service Awards

Please congratulate these Team Flagstaff employees for their extended service to our community!

April Anniversaries
 James P Boyer20 Year
Adela C Eschelbacher30 Year
Adriana O Fisher5 Year
Christopher P Magnan5 Year
Gregory S Mc Laughlin20 Year
May Anniversaries
Heidi M Derryberry5 Year
John Mark Jaramillo Jr5 Year
William L Katlin Jr20 Year
Gary J Miller15 Year
Mark A Richardson10 Year
Casey A Rucker20 Year
Krista D Snow5 Year


Benefits

ICMA-RC will be changing their name this summer, they will now be MissionSquare Retirement.  Here is a flyer explaining their name change and a frequently asked questions flyer here.

COVID Related Information

Changes to COVID-19 coverage as of May 31

The steady decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the past two months and the rapid progress of the Arizona vaccination rollout is bringing us closer to all those activities and people we have missed over the past year. Even as hope continues to grow, it is important to remain cautious and continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health experts.

Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona (BCBSAZ) was pleased to provide cost share relief for both COVID-19 treatment and testing since the onset of the pandemic. However, effective June 1, cost share for COVID-19 treatment only will return to normal coverage terms.

COVID-19 Testing—$0 Cost Share

COVID-19 testing is a covered benefit with all our medical plans. BCBSAZ will continue to waive the copay or other cost share for COVID-19 diagnostic testing when it is medically necessary and performed according to CDC guidelines, for the duration of the public health emergency.

COVID-19 Treatment – Cost Shares Return to Normal

After May 31, BCBSAZ will no longer be waiving cost shares or prior authorization (precertification) for covered services that are medically necessary and consistent with CDC guidance for members who received a COVID-19 diagnosis. Coverage will be dependent on your current plan benefits and may include applicable deductibles, co-payments, or co-insurance. If you have questions, please call the number on the back of your member ID card; we are here to help.

COVID-19 Vaccine 

The COVID-19 vaccines are here and are $0 for BCBSAZ members.

Register for appointments anywhere in Arizona by going to azdhs.gov or you can call the ADHS vaccine hotline at 480-573-0332, TTY: 711; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Make sure you wait for a representative to help you schedule an appointment.

Download this guide for scheduling your vaccine appointment from ADHS with step-by-step instructions on how to create an account and schedule a vaccine appointment. If no appointments are available, be sure to check back often, as appointments continue to open.

Appointments are required to be vaccinated at any POD (point of dispensing) site.

Information Resources

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit cdc.gov.

BCBSAZ will continue to provide you with information at azblue.com to help you protect your health.

In response to COVID-19, the following changes have been made to your plan: Benefit Plan Changes .

View an information sheet (PDF) about making Qualifying Life Event Changes to your benefits and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) deadlines during the COVID pandemic.

The Run Out Date deadline for the use of funds in your FSA account has been extended to December 31st due to COVID-19.  All claims must be postmarked by this date.

Remember, Telehealth is a useful option available to City employees Telehealth Member Flyer.

Wellness

Make sure you don't miss all the great information in this month's NAPEBT wellness newsletter or this new list of NAPEBT wellness resources (PDF) including one-on-one coaching options, fitness, and other resources! For even more information, visit the The NAPEBT Wellness website which has been updated and has a new look. Watch a video tutorial on how to navigate the site and enter your points.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Download the Jorgensen Brooks EAP / Assist app for easy access to many resources for parenting, addiction, mental health, financial well-being and much more! JGB App Flyer

Tips for signing up: 

  • Phone number format: xxx-xx-xxxx
  • Employer Number: City of Flagstaff
  • Password: JGB

Access this month's online seminar, enter the code "COF", and scroll down to Online Seminar.

Recruitment

To fill a vacancy, complete the Requisition in NEOGOV.  Contact a member of the Recruitment Team for assistance.  View directions for completing the Requisition (PDF).

Performance Management

Evaluations are now being completed through NEOGOV Perform.  

Class & Comp

On behalf of the Budget Team we are pleased to advise everyone that on February 16, 2021 the City Council approved a resolution to back one stage out of our recession plan, from the Significant Stage to the Moderate Stage.  Among the many things this means, effective February 21, 2021 the City will implement the budgeted 2% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for all eligible City personnel hired prior to 2/21/21 (except those under a specific contract that stipulates a specific compensation program). Eligible employees including Temps will see the 2% as an increase to their hourly wage.

 

This approval also releases the Fiscal Year 2021 budgeted and approved Rezones and Skill Block advances to be implemented.  These Rezones and Skill Blocks will also be effective on 2/21/21 for everyone that has already met the rezone or skill block requirements, and paperwork has been completed and submitted to Human Resources.  For those employees that have not met the requirements prior to 2/21/21, increases will be processed once those requirements have been met and the completed paperwork is submitted to Human Resources for processing and approval (requirements must be achieved prior to June 30, 2021).

 

Thank you to all for your work, and for supporting the recession plan strategy that has facilitated our ability to implement these compensation increases at this time.


Further Information

Please email Jessica Foos if you have any questions.