Significant Accomplishments:

  • Continued effectively administering collective bargaining agreements between the City and the American Federation of State; County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local No. 1544; the Communication Workers of America (CWA), Local 3178, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 1510; the Fraternal Order pf Police (FOP), William Nichols Lodge No. 8; and the Government Supervisors Association of Florida (GSAF), OPEIU, Local 100.


  • For Fiscal Year 2017-18, Fraternal the Order of Police (FOP), the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the Government Supervisors Association of Florida (GSAF) contract negotiations will be held to reach agreement on the new Collective Bargaining Agreements by October 1st, 2018. The City and CWA are at impasse after negotiating for more than 18 months.  Special Magistrate hearings were held in July and August 2017.


  • Submitted eleven (11) position statements to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) related to employees’ charges of alleged discrimination. The EEOC was unable to conclude violation of statutes for the eleven (11) charges.


Future Outlook:

The Human Resources Department will continue to work proactively with other departments and the five (5) collective bargaining units to address challenges facing the City, including, but not limited to, meaningful discussions on:

  • Sustaining essential services and promoting organizational excellence with limited resources;
  • Recruiting and maintaining a quality workforce;
  • Ensuring the City’s compensation plan continues to stay competitive;
  • Ensuring the City’s classification plan continues to be equitable and accurately represents the tasks and responsibilities of each incumbent; and
  • Continuing efforts to promote an organizational culture where employees accept and understand they are individually and collectively responsible for transparent and ethical behaviors that are beyond reproach.
  • Updating Personnel Rules and administrative policies to reflect current best practices.