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Human Resources

The Human Resources Department manages services and programs which assist all City Departments in recruiting and maintaining a qualified and diverse workforce, and provides employment-related services to the City's 150+ employees and to job applicants.

Functions performed by the Human Resources Department include:

  • Employee recruitment, assessment, selection and orientation.

  • Classification and compensation, including development and maintenance of job descriptions and salary schedules.

  • Employee relations, including labor negotiations with three organized bargaining units a non-represented and a management/confidential group.

  • Maintenance of employee personnel records, confidential background evaluations, and workers compensation.

  • Employee leave administration
  • Employee benefit program administration
  • Policy development, interpretation, administration, and compliance
  • Workers' compensation and risk management
  • Compliance with state and federal employment laws
  • Training and development
  • Volunteer program

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

It is the established policy of the City of Newport (the “city”), to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons and to administer all aspects and conditions of employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (includes pregnancy related conditions), gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, ethnicity, victims of domestic violence or stalking, retaliation, association with a protected class, genetic information, veteran status, military status, veterans preference in hiring/promotion, injured workers, lawful use of off-duty tobacco products, family relationship, employment status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

The city takes allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation very seriously and will promptly conduct an investigation when warranted.

Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, employment, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination.