The mission of the BREC Human Resources Department is to provide efficient and professional services for all employees of BREC and to support the organization in their efforts to attract and retain the highest quality diverse workforce by promoting the concept that our employees are our most valuable asset.
The Human Resources Department is responsible for providing direction and leadership in all aspects of human resources administration and providing support and assistance to all departments and employees. There are five major functional areas: employee relations, recruitment, compensation and benefits administration, training & development, and risk management (health & safety, and worker's compensation). Please see the HR Staff Directory for contact information.
HR is focused on maintaining positive relations between the employees and members of BREC's workforce, including providing direction in employment matters, disciplinary issues, staff performance, terminations, unemployment claims, maintaining equitable and competitive compensation practices, providing advice and consultation to all employees and supervisors in regards to personnel matters or work-related issues, maintaining all personnel records, auditing, ensuring compliance with federal and state laws, developing and interpreting policies and procedures, reviewing and resolving employee concerns, complaints, grievances and appeals.
CompensationHR is responsible for the design, implementation, revision, general maintenance and structure of BREC's compensation program, job classification and pay system. There are currently four Pay Plans: Executive, Exempt, Non-exempt and Part-time/Seasonal. It is the responsibility of HR to ensure that each job classification is assigned to the proper pay grade. We accomplish this through compensation studies (market analysis), surveys and the exchange of information between comparable agencies.
Training & Development
HR is responsible for identifying, and assessing training needs in the organization, providing training and development opportunities to improve employee skills, increase productivity, quality of work, and employee satisfaction with their jobs and working conditions, to build loyalty with the agency.
Risk Management is a Division of Human Resources. The health & safety function is to provide a safe work environment for employees as well as the general public and patrons who visit BREC parks. To ensure that the organization is compliant with occupational health and safety requirements, develop and enforce safety policies and procedures, conducting safety audits, overseeing safety meetings and training, dealing with occupational injuries and illnesses (worker's compensation), and handling accident reporting requirements.
This information on the human resources site is provided as a public service by BREC Human Resources Department. We have attempted to be as accurate as possible. However, we make no claims, guarantees or promises about the accuracy, currency, or completeness of the information provided and is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for results obtained from the use of the information. Changes to the site occur frequently. Every possible effort is made to keep the content of this site accurate and current, but that may not always be the case. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure that the information provided on this site is accurate, no guarantees for the currency or accuracy of information are made and BREC is not in any way liable for the accuracy of any information printed and stored or in any way interpreted and used by a user. Distribution of the information does not constitute any warranty. The user assumes the risk of verifying any information used or relied on.
BREC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Recent Human Resources News
The 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature recently concluded and, as many in the public are aware, BREC was the target of several bills and resolutions – many of which were focused on continuing public discourse regarding the future of the Baton Rouge Zoo, even after our BREC Commission voted unanimously to keep the Zoo at its current location.