The Personnel Department is a part of the city of Fresno, Calif., and manages financial transactions of various departments. It publishes employment advertisements and administers job-related tests. The department coordinates a range of training programs for city employees and processes incoming employees for payroll purposes. It oversees the functioning of several other departments, such as fire, police, parks, recreation and community services. The department houses an electronic fingerprint scanner with a direct connection to the State Department of Justice to obtain criminal history. Its labor relations division provides management support and advice to other city departments in the areas of employer and employee relations.