Personnel & Labor Relations

The Personnel Department (Human Resources Division) serves the City’s workforce and the job-seeking public. The division is responsible for policy administration, recruitment, onboarding, new employee orientation, compensation, benefits administration, unemployment and workers’ compensation, promotional testing, personnel records retention, retiree benefit administration, employee law compliance, and employee and labor relations for the City’s four unions and the nonunion workforce.

The mission of the Personnel Department (Human Resources Division) is to offer City of Jackson employee's consistent, comprehensive, and cooperative services by a competent, courteous staff.  

The Personnel Department is committed to providing services that promote a work environment that is characterized by fair treatment of staff, open communications, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect. Our office will seek and provide solutions to workplace issues that support and optimize the operating principles of the City of Jackson.

We are 
dedicated to fostering an organizational culture where all people are treated fairly, valued for their differences, and given equal opportunities to maximize their success.

Labor Law Compliance

The Personnel Department keeps the city in compliance with federal and state labor laws. They also provide City employees with training and education programs to help them work safely and efficiently.

Benefits & Pension Plans

The Personnel Department manages the City of Jackson employee health benefits and pension plans. They also administrate 4 separate collective bargaining agreements that cover the majority of the city’s employees. 

If you have any questions regarding the responsibilities of the Personnel department, please feel free to contact our office.