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Divisions

According to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a public entity that has a minimum of 50 employees is required to designate an individual to oversee their compliance of the ADA.

The Benefits Division administers benefits for active and retired employees, dependents and survivors of employees.

The Civil Service Office administers processes regarding the initial selection, advancement, and conditions of employment in accordance with Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code, Civil Service Commission Rules, and agreements with employee associations (labor associations).

The City of Austin’s compensation philosophy supports the business goals of the organization. The pay system has a flexible design necessary to meet changing conditions.

The City of Austin Equal Employment & Fair Housing Office (EE/FHO) is empowered to enforce four City Ordinances and relevant federal statutes:

In November 2012, Austin voters approved Proposition 10 to establish for the first time a Municipal Civil Service system for most City employees that are not covered by state Civil Service law.

“Serving as leaders to improve performance in a changing workplace.”

Organization Development is a division of the City of Austin Human Resources Department.  Our mission is to improve organizational performance by providing outstanding professionalism and customer service, ongoing needs assessment and skill development training, internal consulting and managing a cost-effective Learning and Research Center.

The Records Division maintains current and former employees' personnel files.

The City of Austin’s Veterans Services Office provides support for City employees who are in the National Guard and Reserve or are veterans, as well as their families. Support is provided before deployment, during deployment and during reintegration into the workplace.

The Program helps employees, retirees, and their families lead better lives by increasing health awareness and providing opportunities to practice healthy behavior through a variety of programs and services.

Mission

“Austin is committed to being the most family friendly city in the country and will ensure that its policies and decisions support and enhance the quality of life for Austin’s families and children.”  This commitment should then be realized through structures and policies that ensure every major city policy is evaluated for its effect on families with children