Raquel Elejabarrieta, Esq.
Director of Labor Relations and Risk Management
Labor Relations Responsibilities and Services
The mission of Labor Relations is to create and promote a work environment that fosters a positive and effective relationship between labor and management. This Office serves as the City’s point office on all matters concerning labor relations and is responsible for:
Negotiating, administering and interpreting the City’s collective bargaining agreements with the City’s three recognized employee organizations covering approximately 600 employees:
Providing advice and counsel to management on labor matters, including performance management, progressive discipline and grievance and dispute resolution procedures.
Settling disputes that arise through the misapplication of work rules, policies and procedures.
Promoting goodwill, co-operation, and the general wellbeing of all employees.
Risk Management Responsibilities and Services
The mission of Risk Management is to provide a safe environment for its employees and the public it serves. This Office is responsible for mitigating the City's exposure to risk by managing the city's self-insurance program, purchasing insurance to protect its assets, actively managing liability and workers' compensation claims filed against the City, and implementing safety and loss control programs. To that end, this Office:
- Administers property, general liability and workers' compensation claims;
- Promotes safety programs for City Employees, which helps minimize injury claims and ensure public safety by regularly conducting safety inspections, safety committee meetings, and training sessions;
- Assist City departments with matters relating to insurance and risk analysis; and
- Ensures that all vendors who provide services for the City have appropriate insurance coverage.
City of Coral Gables
Office Labor Relations & Risk Management
2801 Salzedo Street
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed holidays and weekends.