Commissioner of Human Resources | Yvonne Cowser Yancy
A professional human resources department committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse and competent workforce that enables City agencies to achieve their business needs.
The Department of Human Resouces, Office of the Comissioner strives to ensure that Atlanta’s citizens have a competent and productive workforce, committed to the delivery of quality service. This office directs the development of short and long-term strategies to support the business needs of operating departments, the establishment of budget priorities to accomplish HR initiatives, and the maintenance of the Dashboard measurement system to assess progress. It fosters the delivery of best-practice human resource services and provides leadership and guidance to DHR employees, City
City of Atlanta
Department of Human Resources
68 Mitchell Street, S.W.
City Hall Towers
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Information Systems & Data Analysis
|Employee & Retiree Benefits
Psychological Services / Employee Assistance Program
72 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
Dr. Adrienne Bradford
What we do
Policy & Planning
Policy and Planning
Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) & Records Management
The Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and Records Management division
Labor Relations works to elevate employee consciousness and appreciation for the differences and similarities that employees bring to the work environment. As an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination, City policy prohibits any form of discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or veteran status. The goal is to ensure that the City’s equal opportunity policy is applied in all areas of human resource management. This office promotes a productive work environment by addressing real and perceived employee issues. It also annually conducts training sessions on sexual harassment, progressive discipline and the Fair Labor Standards Act for new employees and City departments. Such efforts facilitate federal non-discrimination compliance and help to attract non-traditional work.
Talent Acquisition is responsible for recruiting, identifying, and attracting highly skilled individuals into the City of Atlanta, in order to efficiently and effectively meet the City’s growing and dynamic business needs. By partnering with Client Groups, the Talent team assists in building and sustaining a high‐quality workforce for the City of Atlanta by way of developing blended Talent Acquisition strategies to attract and hire top candidates, build comprehensive talent recruitment plans that unify business goals and lower new‐hire failure rates.
Employee & Retiree Benefits
This division’s primary goal is to provide and maintain efficient and courteous customer relations in the administration, management and maintenance of the City’s insurance benefit programs. It is responsible for serving as the primary resource for health, dental, vision, life and supplemental insurance benefits offered to both active and retired employees. Charged with the overall management of the City's Health and Wellness Initiatives, the division operates an Employee Wellness Center, which includes a state-of-the-art fitness facility and an Employee Health Center. The Health and Wellness Initiatives provide services to retirees as well as active employees and their families. The division also sponsors health fairs, vision screenings, blood drives and monthly lunch and learn series that feature speakers who address a wide variety of health topics and complimentary nutritional lunches.
Pension ServicesCity of Atlanta pension benefits
Organizational DevelopmentSharon Jones, Organizational Development Director
The Organizational Development Unit is responsible for performance management, executive coaching, career development, soft skill training, management and supervisory development, team building, organizational research, customer service enhancements, computer software instruction, New Employee Orientation, Rising Stars Leadership Development Program, Employee Book Club and basic skills enhancement. The Unit's specific activities are determined by requests from 15 different departments and also by critical citywide initiatives such as performance management and customer service. Daily tasks include researching, planning, designing, coordinating, and evaluating development programs. The Unit also provides performance consulting to department leaders in an effort to achieve department and City goals.
The primary focus of Psychological Services is to assist employees and their families in solving a variety of personal and workplace issues such as domestic conflict, substance abuse,