The Human Resources Department provides overall policy direction on human resource management issues and administrative support functions related to the management of employees for all City departments. Working as a strategic partner with other departments, the Department offers human resources programs that are designed to position the City of Kansas City, Missouri as an employer of choice.

The mission of the Human Resources Department is to provide effective human resource management by developing and implementing policies, programs, and services that contribute to the attainment of organizational and employee goals.

In addition to providing strategic corporate human resources functions, the Human Resources Department is responsible for coordinating the recruitment and hiring of City, administering the City’s retirement system, administering the City’s classification and compensation system, providing training and professional development opportunities to employees, and coordinating unemployment compensation, family medical leave programs, the City’s drug and alcohol abuse policy, and other policies and procedures.