Human Resources

The mission of the Human Resources Office is to provide superior customer service to our current employees, retirees, future employees, and the general public. The department also collaborates with individual county departments to assist in providing guidance to achieve their organizational development goals.

The Office of Human Resources is the central location for monitoring the employment of approximately 1,600 full-time employees and 300 part-time employees within the County of Lancaster Government. Employment opportunities vary widely and cover over 30 departments and the courts. The county also maintains a merit-based hiring system for our Human Services agencies.

The County of Lancaster gives full consideration to the county’s equal opportunity policies in regards to all employment actions.

In addition to posting vacant positions and processing employment applications to individual departments, the Office of Human Resources also is responsible for:
  • Administering employee benefit programs to current employees and retirees
  • Providing employee training and development programs
  • Performing drug and alcohol testing
  • Providing wellness programming
  • Completing new hire orientation
  • Communicating with employee
  • Bargaining unit contract negotiation, grievances, arbitration etc. (in conjunction with the Board of Commissioners and the county solicitor)
  • Managing and proposing recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding County Policy and Procedure
  • Developing and maintaining the County Salary Plan, monthly Salary Board agenda, and documents
  • Maintaining job descriptions and compensation classifications
  • Managing employee leaves of absence’s
  • Managing Workers Compensation program
  • Coordinating with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Representing the County at Unemployment Compensation hearings
  • Maintaining electronic records and employment files for all employees and retirees
  • Ensuring compliance in employment practices in regards to federal and state labor laws
  • Collaborating with county leadership in the administration of disciplinary actions
It is the goal of the Office of Human Resources to provide our services timely, efficiently, and effectively.