The Human Resources function of the City Management Department administers programs including employee education and development, labor and employee relations, human resource planning, and equal opportunity reporting. Walter C. Blessed is the city's Human Resources Director.
This office is responsible for developing a Human Resource Plan to determine staffing levels for full-time, part-time, seasonal employees, and contractual services. Labor negotiations and grievance processing are conducted with 13 different bargaining units representing over 99% of the City’s workforce.
The Office of Human Resources assures that the City meets all equal employment requirements by monitoring all areas of employment practices and completing annual state and federal reporting requirements.