The Administrative Services Department is primarily an internal service department providing service to all City operating departments.
The department is responsible for finance, budgeting and accounting, risk management, and human resources functions. This department manages various grant programs (including Community Development Block Grants and law enforcement grants) and is responsible for coordinating all external financing, the investment of City funds, and the preparation of the annual operations and capital budgets.
In addition, the department is responsible for the provision of service to the community in the area of Animal Control, in coordination with the General Services Department. The department has taken the lead role in the dissolution of the former Yucaipa Redevelopment Agency.
The Finance Division of the Administrative Services Department is responsible for the administration of financial record keeping and reporting functions for the City and the Successor Agency to the Yucaipa Redevelopment Agency. Other major functions include budget control, cash management, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, grant administration, capital project accounting and the administration of the City’s Business License program. The General Fund and all other funds (i.e., Special Revenue, Debt Service, Capital Projects, Internal Service and Trust Funds) are administered by the Finance Division.
The Human Resources Department is responsible for administering Human Resources policies, procedures, and practices. For more information on compensation for Elected Officials, Officers, and Employees of the City of Yucaipa, please visit the State Controller’s Office website.
The City of Yucaipa places great value in preventing, controlling and minimizing, to the highest extent possible, any exposure to loss, liability or financial risk to the City. The City takes extensive measures to address any issues that may become a liability for either our employees or our citizens. Safety consciousness and risk awareness for employees is of utmost importance, as they are for our citizens. The City focuses on good risk economics which balance protective measures, risk assumption and risk transfer, and proper insurance coverage requirements. The City’s Safety Committee investigates and reviews complaints concerning safety hazards; develops and implements proposed safety policies and procedures; develops safety training programs; conducts work place inspections; and serves as an accident review board to determine if the accident was preventable.
The City of Yucaipa is considered self-insured as it relates to Liability, Worker’s Compensation and Property coverage, to the extent of an established self-insured retention. The City of Yucaipa is a member of the Public Agency Risk Sharing Authority of California (PARSAC). PARSAC is a joint powers authority, consisting of over 35 California cities, created to provide “pooled” excess coverage for liability, worker’s compensation and property insurance programs for its members.