The City of Pittsfield’s Human Resources Department is committed to a broad range of personnel services and benefits designed to develop and maintain a high quality workforce, while also meeting the needs of our community for excellence in municipal services.
Human Resources serves as the official custodian for all municipal personnel records, and is ultimately responsible for managing the City’s recruitment and onboarding processes, which often involves the maintenance of Civil Service requirements under M.G.L., Chapter 31.
In addition, the department is responsible for negotiating, drafting, and interpreting collective bargaining agreements, as well as drafting, implementing, and enforcing City policies such as but not limited to: Affirmative Action, Family & Medical Leave, Sexual Harassment and Workplace Violence, Drug & Alcohol, and Internet & Social Media policies.
The Human Resources Department also works to ensure compliance is maintained throughout other departments as it relates to collective bargaining agreements, public safety rules & regulations, and City Code, Chapter 16, Human Resources Department.
The Director of Human Resources serves as the coordinator for the Personnel Review Board. This board acts as an advisory board to the Mayor and City Council in connection with the creation of new positions and upgrades. The director also serves as the ADA Coordinator for the City and facilitates resolutions to any complaints related to handicapped accessibility to City owned buildings and property.
Benefit and retirement plans are administered and maintained by the Treasurer's Office and Retirement Board, respectively. They are not handled by the Human Resources Department.