Human Resource Development is a support services department dedicated to helping the City achieve its human resources goals using a proactive, innovative and consultative approach.
We aim to provide services that improve the development and productivity of a committed and valued workforce. To meet these objectives, we administer programs in the following areas:
- Recruitment and Selection
We recruit applicants for all City job openings and assists departments in selecting, hiring and orienting employees.
- Classification and Compensation
Classification and Compensation is responsible for the position classification and pay plan. Our goal is to administer and maintain a market competitive pay system to attract and retain highly skilled employees.
- Benefits Management and Administration
We develop, manage and administer a comprehensive benefits plan, including health and dental coverage, life and other insurance programs, retirement benefits, flexible spending accounts and deferred compensation plans.
- Organizational Development & Training
The Organizational Development & Training (OD&T) function provides employees with learning opportunities that deliver knowledge and provide skills and enhanced abilities that allow them to perform more efficiently and effectively in support of the City's mission.
- Performance Management
The employees' performance management system is designed to communicate individual performance expectations to employees and evaluate their performance against established organizational performance standards.
- Compliance and Records Management
We maintain official personnel records for all city employees, and provide access to information in compliance with privacy provisions of the public records laws. We also ensure compliance with state and federal employment law mandates.
- Employee Relations
Employee Relations is committed to maintaining an employer-employee relationship that contributes to efficient and consistent resolution of issues, satisfactory productivity, and successful performance. We strive to promote a satisfying work environment where employees are informed of policies and procedures, understand expectations, and are retained based upon successful performance.
- Employee Recognition and Appreciation
The employee recognition and appreciation programs managed by OD&T, is designed to recognize employees for their service, longevity and outstanding contribution to the City's mission and values respectively.
The safety program promotes workplace safety and a work environment that is free from recognized hazards or likely to cause physical harm to employees in compliance with OSHA rules and regulations.
Barbara Hill, Human Resource Development Director
Barbara is the Human Resource Development Director for the City of Fayetteville. She has been in this position since December of 2014. With nearly twenty years as a Human Resource Professional she began her career in the automotive industry in Michigan for parts suppliers and tool makers. Prior to joining the City of Fayetteville she was the Director of Human Resources for the City of Nashua, New Hampshire and before that at the City of Ardmore in Oklahoma.
She is originally from Natick, Massachusetts, and currently resides in Eastover, North Carolina with her husband. They have one daughter who is employed at the Animal Kingdom at Disney World. Barbara’s undergraduate degree from Oakland University in Rochester Michigan is in Psychology and she completed her Juris Doctorate, with a concentration in Employment Law, at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2008. Barbara is a member in good standing of the Michigan Bar Association as well as Society of Human Resource Management and the International City/County Management Association.