Q: How does TIA fit into the City’s goals?
A: TIA aligns the goals and talents of succession planning and the long-term outcomes identified in the City’s goals through job creation, and by maintaining a motivated, diverse and skilled workforce. This workforce will meet the future needs of the organization as well as provide employment opportunity for our community.
Q: What is the purpose of TIA?
A: The purpose of the TIA Program is to provide talented resources that will assist City agencies in meeting short and long term goals by:
Recruiting, training and retaining the highest caliber of qualified entry level workers
Meeting the needs of the City in succession planning
Providing employment opportunities for our community
Assigning meaningful work experiences to develop an individual's knowledge, skills and abilities
Q: What Occupational Groups utilize TIA’s?
A: Any occupational group can utilize Trainees and Interns. Apprenticeships are limited to the trades classifications listed above.
Q: How do I request a paid or unpaid TIA?
A: Apprentices are always paid. Other paid positions will need to go through the formal Approval-to-Fill process. In order to start the process of requesting any intern or trainee postition, hiring managers should begin by contacting their OHR recruiting or OHR Services representative. The TIA approval process varies depending on the type of position. This graph and the TIA Definitions document gives a general overview of the processes.
Q: Can anyone have a TIA under them?
A: Yes. By using the TIA Training Plan, hiring managers can identify the roles and responsibilities for both the Trainee, Intern or Apprentice, as well as the supervisor in your organization.
Q: Once I have Approval-to-Fill a TIA, how do I get one?
A: Recruiting will work with you to post your Trainee, Intern or Apprentice position. This will be required if this is a paid position. If this is not a paid position, recruiting services will be optional.
Q: How are TIAs compensated?
A: All paid TIAs are paid based on the job classification according to Appendix C.
Q: Who will help me train my Trainee or Intern?
A: It is your responsibility as a hiring manager to ensure that your Trainee or Intern receives meaningful work experience, as outlined by the TIA Training Plan,
Q: Do I get to keep my Apprentice after their Apprenticeship?
A: Yes. It is built into the Apprenticeship program that you will, after successful completion of the 4 year apprenticeship, keep the apprentice within your unit until a position is available for them to move into.
Q: What if the TIA is not performing as expected?
A: A TIA should be held to the expectations set forth in their TIA Training Plan. If you are in need of assistance in this matter you are encouraged to contact your Agency OHR Representative.
Q: Will I get a bonus, some incentive for being a mentor?
A: The City and County of Denver currently does not offer bonuses of any kind. This remains true for TIA.
Q: Where can I get more information?
A: Please contact TIA@denvergov.org or call 720-913-5615.