Due to the current drop in temperature over this weekend, the City of Westland is closing it's cooling centers but will continue to monitor temperatures and reopen the cooling centers as needed.
Westland City Hall, City Parks and the Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center are open for our residents. Online services and the City drop boxes are still available for residents to use. The two drop boxes located at City Hall for bill payments (no cash please) and document drop offs that will be checked daily. The Senior Friendship Center will continue to be closed until further notice. Thank you for your patience in this unprecedented challenging time and please stay healthy.
The Personnel Department assists the Westland Civil Service Commission in testing individuals as well as preparing and certifying lists of applicants who are eligible for positions in each of the City departments, with the exception of the police officers and firefighters of the Police and Fire Departments. (Police and Fire applications are handled by the City Clerk's office). The City hires employees from these certified lists, which generally remain in effect for a period of two years. The Personnel Director is also the City's liaison to the Committee on Disability Concerns.
In addition to these hiring responsibilities, the Westland Personnel Department is also generally responsible for:
The negotiation, administration and implementation of union collective bargaining agreements
Assisting directors and supervisors with employee relations and with the processing of union grievances
Administering Workers' Compensation for City employees
Administering Health, Dental, Optical and Life Insurance, and other contractual benefits for City employees
Administration of COBRA and Unemployment benefits
Development and implementation of employment policies and procedures, and work rules
Maintenance of employee personnel files
Fiscal oversight of Personnel Department budget
City liaison to the Civil Service Commission and Committee on Disability Concerns
Other Personnel duties, including such services as may be requested by the Mayor and the City Council