About the Human Resources Department
The Human Resources Department provides a wide range of internal services to the City's departments to ensure that employees are well-trained, fairly compensated, healthy, and happy. These services include:
- Providing professional labor relations services, including contract negotiations with each of eleven bargaining units
- Maintenance of job descriptions, classifications, and compensation packages
- Maintenance of personnel records
- Implementation of state and federal policies and procedures
- Equal opportunity employment and affirmative action oversight
- And more
Monday - Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143
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For Non-Bargaining Unit Employees*
|Monday, January 2||New Year's Day (observed)|
|Monday, January 16||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day|
|Monday, February 20||Washington's Birthday|
|Monday, April 17||Patriots' Day|
|Monday, May 29||Memorial Day|
|Monday, June 19||Juneteenth Independence Day|
|Tuesday, July 4||Independence Day|
|Monday, September 4||Labor Day|
|Monday, October 9||Indigenous Peoples’ Day|
|Saturday, November 11||Veterans' Day|
|Thursday, November 23||Thanksgiving Day|
|Friday, November 24||Thanksgiving Friday|
|Sunday, December 24||Christmas Eve (1/2 day)|
|Monday, December 25||Christmas Day|
*Please note: If you are a bargaining unit member, holidays are pursuant to your collective bargaining agreement and may vary from this list.
Acceptable Use Policy for Electronic Information Systems and Network Services
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Employment Policy
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
Domestic Violence Leave Policy
Disruptive Behavior Guidance
Employee ID Card Policy
Employee Wellness Program Policy
Equal Opportunity Policy
Family and Medical Leave Act
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Non-Civil Service Hiring Process / New Employees
Learning Organization Statement
The City of Somerville prides itself on being a learning organization. We believe that innovation and growth stem from learning and trying new things. Our goal is to encourage employees to be creative and learn new skills by providing easy access to opportunities for professional growth and development in a variety of ways.
Access to Training and Professional Development Opportunities
The City provides routine training on employment-related policies and best practices.
Department Heads are encouraged to work with staff to assess and plan for a variety of job-related programs to support continued learning, growth, and professional engagement of employees.
The Human Resources Department further supports learning opportunities and access when departmental budgetary constraints may arise. Additionally, the Human Resources Department administers the Non-Union Education Reimbursement Program.
Employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement may be provided opportunities and/or incentives for advancing education and professional growth as outlined in the appropriate agreement.
For more information about professional development opportunities, programs, and access please feel free to contact the Human Resources Department at (617) 625-6600 x3300.
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