Yamileth Slate-McCloud

Yamileth Slate-McCloud

Human Resources Director

Address: 9293 Harding Avenue, Surfside, FL 33154

Phone: 305.861.4863 x227

Fax: 305.861.1302

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mission Statement:

It is the mission of the Human Resources Office to provide effective human resources management by developing and implementing polices/procedures, programs and services to attract, develop, motivate and retain a diverse workforce. The Human Resource Office embraces diversity and inclusiveness as a core value.

Services, Functions, and Activities:

The Human Resources element of the Executive Department is responsible for all personnel matters such as recruitment, compensation, employee recognition, employee engagement, employee labor relations, training, benefits, labor relations and risk management.

  • Recruitment function: assist all departments with recruitment efforts to fill vacant positions with the best qualified candidate through advertising, screening applications/resumes, preparing interview questions, conducting interviews, pre-employment and promotional examinations, conducting pre-employment background checks, selection and conducting initial employee orientation.
  • Compensation function: preparation and maintenance of classification expectations, compensation plan, preparation and maintenance of job descriptions, unemployment hearings, cost of living adjustments (COLA), merit increases, employment verifications, tuition reimbursements, maintaining personnel files to include payroll related forms such as Form W4, direct deposit, deductions, garnishments, union dues, benefit elections, and all other payroll related items.
  • Employee recognition function: rewards and recognitions and handled in various ways throughout the year. These include anniversary thank you cards, service lapel pins, employee newsletter and Gazette spotlight / article, service gift, wellness activities and special department recognitions.
  • Employee engagement function: coordinates various employee events to create a sense of belonging.These include employee and family events, wellness events, holiday lunches, and pop-up events.
  • Employee labor relations function: partners with departments to provide guidance and consultation on human resources matters. Employee disciplinary actions are coordinated with the assistance of the Human Resources Director to ensure proper procedures and consistency with the process. Investigates and responds to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) official charges of alleged discrimination; assists with last chance agreements; administers the Town’s collective bargaining agreements.
  • Training function: provides guidance and input on training initiatives. Facilitates leadership development and succession planning process to identify and grow future leaders. Provides oversight and consults with departments on training and development needs to support employee development. Oversees the employee training program.
  • Employee benefits function: assist in formulation of employee benefit program that provides a competitive and affordable options; coordinate open enrollment activities; provide assistance with retirement plans, life, accidental death and disbursement (AD&D), health, dental, vision, disability, and supplemental insurance plans. Oversees the Town’s wellness program; created and provides continuous enhancements to the employee discount program. Some benefits may vary due to collective bargaining agreements in place.
  • Labor relations function: oversee, consult and process disciplinary matters, assist in investigating and responding to all Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) official charges of alleged discrimination; negotiate and administer last chance agreements; assist with contract negotiations between union representatives and management, as well as provide assistance to employees and management with conflict resolution.
  • Risk management function: assist with workers' compensation and liability claims, as well as compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Patient Protection, Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPPA), and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).