The Human Resources Department is responsible for administering employee benefit programs, policies and procedures, recruitment and selection, grievance procedures, evaluations and all personnel records and files for approximately 181 full-time employees and 50 part-time/seasonal/volunteer employees.
When a personnel vacancy occurs, the open position is advertised in the local newspaper, posted with the local Division of Employment office, and with a variety of other publications and websites dependent upon the nature of the open position. Applications are accepted for open positions only. The Human Resources Department along with the department supervisor screen candidates and conduct employment interviews after the closing date. Applicants for select positions may be required to take an entrance examination and/or physical agility test.
The City of Hays is committed to providing a safe working environment for all employees. In accordance with this commitment, the City maintains a drug free workplace and requires pre-employment drug testing of all prospective full-time employees. Random drug and alcohol testing is performed on employees holding safety sensitive positions.
The City of Hays bases all personnel decisions upon occupational qualifications without discrimination on grounds of race, sex, disability, religion, age, color, national origin or ancestry, or other factors that cannot be lawfully used as a basis for an employment decisions. The City acts affirmatively, consistent with state and federal law, to ensure that women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities receive fair and equal treatment in recruitment and selection for employment, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment.