Personnel Services

Development & Training

Development & Training

Personnel Services builds organizational effectiveness by providing a variety of quality training opportunities to enable our employees to perform their jobs more effectively and with higher satisfaction. Our vision is to examine and nurture the relationships within our organization so that our employees can build strength and stamina to withstand the stresses of daily life. We are committed to the continuous growth and development for every member of our City team.

Organization Development and Training
Jennifer Misner
jennifer.misner@fresno.gov
(559) 621-6994

Mandatory Training

Below are the training courses that are required to be completed either upon hire or on a regular basis. To get more information on a training, click the course title to be redirected to its page or visit PeopleSoft Self-Service Learning & Development.

ALL EMPLOYEE ANTI-HARASSMENT AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION REFRESHER TRAINING (In PeopleSoft: AHD001)

Q. Who has to take this course?
All City of Fresno employees.

Q. How often do I have to take it?
Once every three years.

AB 1234 (ETHICS) TRAINING (In PeopleSoft: AB1234)

Q. Who has to take this course?
Members of the Council.
Appointed members of boards/commissions/other legislative bodies (that receive compensation or reimbursement of expenses).
Employees who must file Form 700s.

Q. How often do I have to take it?
Must receive two hours of ethics training every 2 years.
Those new to City Service must complete this training within the first year of service.

AB 1825 (SUPERVISOR-LEVEL SEXUAL HARASSMENT) TRAINING (In PeopleSoft: AB 1825)

Q. Who has to take this course?
All City employees in a supervisory position.

Q. How often do I have to take it?
New Supervisors must take this within six months of appointment.
Existing supervisors must receive two hours of this training every 2 years.

New Employee Information

For questions about your benefits
Please call DayVonna Yougblood at (559) 621-6992 to make an appointment.

For questions about Retirement or Reciprocity-
Please call (559) 621-7080 to make an appointment with a Retirement Counselor.

For questions about accessing your PeopleSoft Self-Service account-
Please call (559) 621-6930.

For questions about Parking-
Please call (559) 621-7275.

For a list of Mandatory Trainings-
Please see the item above titled Mandatory Training.

For any other questions about being a new employee-
Contact Personnel Services at (559) 621-6950.

Interactive Training Offerings

AB 1825 (SUPERVISOR-LEVEL SEXUAL HARASSMENT) TRAINING

As mandated by Assembly Bill 1825, City employees hired or promoted into a supervisory position are required to take Sexual Harassment training within six months of appointment. In addition, any City employees serving in a supervisory role are required to participate in a 2-hour Sexual Harassment refresher training every two years.

We have contracted with a vendor to provide online AB 1825 training which meets the requirements of this California law.

AMERICAN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (AMA) PODCASTS

AMA is an international leader in management training and professional development for individuals, teams, and entire organizations. And a podcast is an audio file recorded in MP3 format that is made available for download to your computer or MP3 player such as an Apple iPod.

These AMA podcasts will be a weekly show covering a variety of topic areas. A new “episode” will be added to the AMA website each week, so check back often. These essential nuggets of perspective will help you improve performance, adapt to changing business realities, and prosper in a complex and competitive world. Please see AMA Podcasts for more information and the link to the podcasts 

AMERICAN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (AMA) WEBCASTS

AMA is an international leader in management training and professional development for individuals, teams, and entire organizations.

These webcasts are offered on a variety of topics relevant to today’s ever-changing business world. Please see AMA Webcasts for a list of the available archived webcasts 

CAL-ICMA TELEPHONE COACHING PANELS

With the understanding that many local government executives are on the retirement track, the California International City/County Management Association (Cal-ICMA) Coaching Program aims to support the development of new and aspiring Managers. The Telephone Coaching Panels are one avenue for this development.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TRAINING

SunGard’s Public Sector Training and Development website  offers City employees a wide variety of free Microsoft Office Desktop Application courses such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook training.

Interested employees should first check with their supervisor/manager and once that approval is obtained, they should then contact their department’s Management Analyst III or Administrative Manager to be registered into the SunGard database.

Legal Based Training Offerings

AB 1234 (ETHICS) TRAINING (In PeopleSoft: AB1234)

As mandated by Assembly Bill 1234, members of the Council; appointed members of boards, commissions or other legislative bodies that receive compensation or reimbursement of expenses; and employees who must file Form 700s/Statements of Economic Interests must receive two hours of ethics training every 2 years and those new to City Service must complete this training within the first year of service. For more detail on when this training is offered, please visit PeopleSoft Self-Service

You may also satisfy this training mandate by participating in free AB 1234 online training  sponsored by the Fair Political Practices Commission. If that option is desired, you must spend a minimum of 2 hours on the online training course for it to satisfy the training mandate. No PeopleSoft Learning and Development registration is required for the online training option.

AB 1825 (SUPERVISOR-LEVEL SEXUAL HARASSMENT) TRAINING

As mandated by Assembly Bill 1825, City employees hired or promoted into a supervisory position are required to take Sexual Harassment training within six months of appointment. In addition, any City employees serving in a supervisory role are required to participate in a 2-hour Sexual Harassment refresher training every two years.

We have contracted with a vendor to provide online AB 1825 training which meets the requirements of this California law.

ALL EMPLOYEE ANTI-HARASSMENT AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION REFRESHER TRAINING (In PeopleSoft: AHD001)

This two-hour training, conducted by Shelline Bennett or Gage Dungy from the law firm of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, serves as a refresher of the Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination information received at New Employee Orientation. This training is offered on a three year cycle. For more detail on when this training is offered, please visit PeopleSoft Self-Service

LIEBERT CASSIDY WHITMORE/CENTRAL VALLEY EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS CONSORTIUM (In PeopleSoft: the LCW series)

The Central Valley Employment Relations Consortium (CVERC) provides City employees with 5 days of Employment Law training each year. For more detail on when this training is offered, please visit PeopleSoft Self-Service