Corporate Services Department

The Corporate Services Department has four distinct areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Occupational Health and Safety

Human Resources Division

The Human Resources staff assist all departments within Saanich with the following:

  • Departmental planning
  • Employee benefits package
  • Retirement transition
  • Recruitment
  • Contract negotiations
  • Job evaluation and classification
  • Labour relations
  • Training and development
  • Health and wellness initiatives
  • Employee coaching
  • Employee counselling
  • Wage and salary administration
  • Personnel records

We also provide advice to the Administrator, Council and Police Board on a wide range of personnel and labour relations matters.

Communications

This section supports the organization with

  • Internal communications (e.g. employee newsletter)
  • Branding
  • Web writing
  • Social media best practices
  • Developing content for both the internal and external websites

Information Technology (IT) Division

These employees provide leadership and expertise on IT for Saanich in a number of areas:

  • Planning, research and development, acquisition and installation of hardware and software
  • Information technology policies and procedures
  • Employee computer training
  • Help desk assistance
  • Telephone systems
  • Corporate business systems support
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) map service and engineering infrastructure data
  • Network services and WIFI for all Saanich facilities

Occupational Health and Safety Division (OH&S)

OH&S has helped keep Saanich COR (Certificate of Recognition) accredited since 2009. This accreditation means that we meet industry standards in health and safety and injury management systems.

  • Works to prevent accidents and disease 
  • Runs return-to-work programs to help our employees remain productive at work. 
  • Ensures all of our workplaces and employees comply with WorkSafeBC requirements. 
  • Overseeing the telephone switchboard and the central reception desk at the municipal hall’s main entrance.