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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


Contact Information
Anne Gill
Director of Human Resources

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.

Phone Number
Fax Number

93 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143
United States

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Holiday Calendar

Holiday 2024 2025
New Year’s Day Monday, January 1 Wednesday, January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 15 Monday, January 20
Presidents’ Day Monday, February 19 Monday, February 17
Patriots’ Day Monday, April 15 Monday, April 21
Memorial Day Monday, May 27 Monday, May 26
Juneteenth Independence Day Wednesday, June 19 Thursday, June 19
Independence Day Thursday, July 4 Friday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 2 Monday, September 1
Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, October 14 Monday, October 13
Veterans’ Day Monday, November 11 Tuesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 28 Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving Friday Friday, November 29 Friday, November 28
Christmas Eve (½ day) Tuesday, December 24 
(½ day)
Wednesday, December 24 
(½ day)
Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25 Thursday, December 25

*Please note: if you are a bargaining unit member, holidays are pursuant to your collective bargaining agreement and may vary from this list.

Employee Guidebook & Policies

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.

To make it easier for employees to keep up to date with education reimbursement applications and instructions, the City now has a page with blank templates of employee education reimbursement documents for the different collective bargaining units/nonunion groups, frequently asked questions, and contact details of the HR Admin team.

COVID-19 Employee Information

Programs & Initiatives

The City of Somerville has career opportunities for a diverse range of professionals and skill sets to reflect the culturally rich community we serve daily.
The Summer Jobs Program gives City youth an opportunity to work within the community during the summer months.

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