Corporate Services Department
The Corporate Services Department covers a variety of Regional service areas.
The Human Resources Division provides a wide spectrum of services to its employees via occupational health, safety and wellness; employee benefits; recruitment; training; human resources policies; and maintaining harmonious relations with its bargaining units. This division strives to be innovative to ensure Durham Region remains an employer of choice.
The Information Technology Division provides information technology and computer support to the organization. This group plays a role in regulatory compliance, manages the networks required for email and Regional websites, oversees wireless connectivity, provides technology security, supports desktop software, develops applications and provides GIS Services.
The Legal Services Division provides advice and representation to ensure that the actions undertaken by the Region of Durham will comply with all applicable laws, have the desired legal effect, and be arranged so as to minimize exposure to legal liability, and also oversees the delivery of services under the Provincial Offences Act consisting of administrative, prosecutorial and court support functions.
The Legislative Services Division carries out the statutory duties of the clerk as outlined in the Municipal Act and other provincial acts. This department acts as secretariat to Regional Council and its committees, manages Regional records and archives programs, and co-ordinates requests for information and privacy complaints under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Divisional staff working within the corporate call centre and public front counter is often the first point of contact for inquiries about the Region and its services. This division is also responsible for organizing official Regional events.