Human Resources & Risk Management

Our goal in Human Resources is to attract and retain a highly talented and qualified City of Poway workforce. Human Resources strives to accomplish its numerous roles and services with sensitivity, good judgment, confidentiality, and appropriate flexibility.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The City of Poway does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability. All personnel decisions, including those regarding compensation, employment, promotion, termination, training, and transfers, are based solely on qualifications, experience, and job performance of individual employees or applicants.

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The Human Resources Department provides a full range of services to the City of Poway employees and the public, consisting of:

  • Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Program
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Benefit Programs
  • Employee Records Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Wellness
  • Employee Development and Training
  • Employment Verification
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal laws
  • New Employee Orientation Process
  • Performance Appraisal Program
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Retirement Plans
  • Salary and Classification Plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Workforce Planning