The Human Resources Unit has several responsibilities. These include processing new applicants for all jobs within the Fresno County Sheriff's Office and coordinating transfers, terminations, and retirements. This unit is also is the place where permanent personnel records as well as employee medical files are kept.
All risk management functions also are coordinated through the human resources unit. This includes claims for damages, lawsuits, workers compensation claims, as well as other legal issues.
In 2002 the Human Resources Unit processed more than 450 applications and 194 actual new hires. The job of this unit does not stop at hiring; it is also responsible for coordinating the promotional process as well as the separation of employees. In 2012, there were 18 deputy and correctional promotions and 72 separations. Reasons for the separations include retirements, resignations, terminations, and, unfortunately, the deaths of office members.
All of this is done using a staff of one Lieutenant, three office assistants, and one Personnel Technician.