Welcome to the Office of Human Resources. This office manages the Human Resources function through a coordinated effort between the Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) and the Department of Public Safety’s Human Resources section (DPS-HR).
- Manages the entire OHR/employee administration program - coordinating with ISIS, the Office of State Uniform Payroll (OSUP), the Department of Public Safety – Human Resources section and Civil Service, to ensure that all documentation is communicated to the appropriate employees and implemented concerning employees’ area of responsibility. The Employee Administration unit is responsible for employee compensation, orientation and benefits; staffing and recruitment and training personnel liaisons/section heads/employees in the area of employee administration.
- Monitors the HR staff's processing of all personnel/payroll actions and other documents relating to employee status to ensure that data integrity and quality assurance are maintained in accordance with Civil Service rules and regulations, department/agency policies and procedures, and federal and state laws.
- Creates all unclassified positions and restricted appointments.
- Conducts time and attendance audits for all OJJ units for compliance with policies and procedures established by OJJ and/or the Office of State Uniform Payroll (OSUP).
- Maintains and/or monitors organizational management, costing issues, and the Table of Organization (T.O.) and the human resources database.
- Assures that appropriate documentation is maintained for all employees in compliance with record and retention policies.
- Advises agency personnel liaisons and unit heads on recruitment of OJJ employees.
- Advises unit heads, appointing authorities and managers on various appointment types and selection procedures in order to create and maintain a diverse workforce.
- Monitors and reviews Personnel Action Requests for accuracy and certifies compliance with all Civil Service rules and regulations, state and federal laws.
- Reviews applicant data relating to all actions/appointments to assure that selection criteria complies with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action regulations.
- Develops Division of Administration policies relating to recruitment.
- Assists active and retired OJJ employees with matters relating to retirement benefits.
- Advises managers, unit heads and employees on available health and life insurance policies and other programs administered through the Office of Group Benefits.
- Develops course materials and provides orientation for new OJJ employees.
- Advises employees and coordinates with the Department of Public Safety’s Human Resources section on issues relating to Workers Compensation.
- Advises unit heads and employees on the applicability and obligations of federal employment laws (FLSA, FMLA, ADA, and Title VII) and assists in interpretation and administration of those laws.
- Investigates performance situations and incidents, interviews those involved and witnesses and reviews documents relative to the matter.
- Investigates discipline issues and grievances on behalf of management. Manages disciplinary actions in accordance with Civil Service rules.
- Performs pre-employment drug testing and criminal history checks for OJJ and other clients served.
- Manages compensation issues by review of pay schedules and ranges, and comparisons to other jobs and positions.
- Reviews job specifications and position descriptions and making recommendations for classification and compensation issues.
- Manages allocation of positions to the appropriate job title by virtue of authority delegated from the Department of State Civil Service.
- Develops and manages YS compensation policies.
- Advises managers and employees regarding the state civil service system's classification and compensation, policies, rules, and structure.
- Prepares job studies for submission to the Louisiana Department of Civil Service
Discipline and Affirmative Action
- Investigates disciplinary issues and grievances on behalf of management.
- Manages disciplinary actions in accordance with Civil Service rules.
- Prepares the agency's annual affirmative action plan.
Performance Planning & Review
- Administers the Performance Evaluation System (PES); reports PES statistics to Civil Service.
- With the new LA Careers system you can now apply online! You can also do a job search on the LaCareers Web site. Click here to begin your search.
- Job openings at the OJJ are posted on the LaCareers site: LA Careers
- All applications should be sent directly to the Human Resources section electronically through LaCareers. Hard copy applications will be accepted, but the process through LaCareers is preferred and faster. Please follow all instructions on the job vacancy posting when submitting an application in order to be considered for the vacancy.
Listed below are federal laws that apply to State of Louisiana employees: For more information click on the law.
FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) 29 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.
FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 29 U.S. C. 2000e et seq.
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.
Additional Information: Louisiana Civil Service Rules
The Human Resources office is a valuable source of information that can be used by OJJ personnel to enhance their knowledge of the agency’s practices, or to view the latest human resources information. Our staff is always open to your ideas and suggestions on ways we can assist you in achieving your work goals.
Please click on the links below.