Interim Commissioner of Human Resources | Jeffrey B. Norman
The City of Atlanta Department of Human Resources (DHR) is a human resource management organization whose purpose is to provide service, manage and direct the full human resources life cycle of City employees. As a result, DHR is responsible for attracting, retaining and developing an inclusive world-class workforce that will enable City agencies to meet business needs in a timely and efficient manner; while providing excellent customer service to our constituents.
The Department of Human Resources Office of the Commissioner directs the development and execution of short and long-term strategies to support the business needs of operating departments, manage HR budget and related priority initiatives, and the application of measurement systems to assess progress. It fosters the delivery of best-practice human resource management services while providing leadership and guidance to City agencies and employees. Additionally, DHR functions as consultant and strategic business partner to leadership, both City Council and Cabinet members, via the interpretation and implementation of HR policies to bring resolution to employee related matters.Employment Opportunities
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68 Mitchell Street, S.W.
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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72 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
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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.
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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,