The Dallas Human Resources Department has a mission to “handle” employees with a crisis.
And they’ve been doing just that.
In the past two weeks alone, the department has handled two cases of natural disasters that left tens of thousands of employees in the dark, and another case that resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands in lost wages and benefits.
Human Resources Chief Steve Dominguez said the department does everything it can to provide employees with support and information, including social media.
He said the agency does not make decisions based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or nationality, but that is the nature of its job.
“We have to be able to deal with people in the situation they’re in and then help them get out of the situation,” Domingue said.
He did not know if there had been any cases of discrimination or retaliation against employees because of their social media posts, but he said that was a topic of concern for them.
“There are no policies in place at the department to address those issues, but we do our best to address them,” Daring said.
Employees have also had a hard time staying out of trouble, Domingues said, and that’s been a concern for him.
He also said that when he learned about the death of a homeless man in Texas on Tuesday, he immediately called the department for help.
Domingez said he is concerned about how long the department will continue to handle the crisis, especially as the number of homeless people continues to grow in the state.
“When you look at how many people we have, you think that it’s a big problem, but it’s actually a problem of a problem,” he said.
The Dallas City Council has also recently taken action to help address the issue of homelessness, but Dominguz said it was too late to do anything because of the extreme nature of the crisis.
“It was a long time ago, and the city is not the same,” Doring said.
This story has been updated to reflect the department’s statement.”
But we will do everything we can to make sure it does not happen again, because this is a crisis that affects us all.”
This story has been updated to reflect the department’s statement.