Human Resources



The mission of the Human Resources Department is to recruit, develop, and retain a diverse, well-qualified and professional workforce that reflects the high standards of the community we serve, and to lead City Departments in positive employee relations, talent management, succession planning and employee engagement.

The team also provides a wide range of services to City staff through the following areas:

Total Compensation which administers salaries, health care, pension and other benefits.

Employee and Labor Relations which provides guidance to managers and employees to enhance performance, create a positive work environment, and effective problem-solving of complaints and grievances as well as facilitates labor contract negotiations.

Organization and Employee Development
which identifies and implements training and employee development opportunities to support employee skill enhancement, innovation and leadership.

Talent Management
which recruits, selects and onboards employees who have a passion for public service, excellent skills and the ability to take on increasingly complex roles in their City career.

Risk Management, Safety and Workers Compensation which supports workplace safety and actively manages risk, reduces injuries and other potential liabilities.

Human Resources is here to help you whether you are an existing team member, retiree or interested in pursuing a career with the City of Palo Alto. If you have any questions, please contact us at the information below. Additionally, please visit our other webpages through the links to the left and below.

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Contact Information:
City of Palo Alto
Human Resources Department
250 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
650.329.2696 (fax)

Call 650.329.2376, if you require special accommodations.

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