The Bureau of Human Resources is comprised of two primary functions: Human Resources Division and Payroll Division.
The Human Resources Division oversees and administers a wide range of centralized personnel services for City Government including, but not limited to: recruitment, testing, screening, hiring and processing individuals to fill vacant positions, enforces civil service rules and regulations and administers the promotional processes, where applicable, for the Harrisburg Police, Fire and Non-Uniformed Civil Service Commission, unemployment compensation matters, exit interview process, management of health care and leave benefits for employees of the City, administration of pension plans, workers’ compensation program, administration of Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and drug and alcohol testing.
The Bureau assists the department directors in developing job descriptions for management and bargaining unit positions.
The Payroll Division is responsible for processing the City’s bi-weekly payroll, maintaining payroll records and managing federal, state, and local tax deductions as well as all other mandatory payroll deductions and voluntary contributions. Staff is also responsible for ensuring all withholding reporting requirements are met. The staff works closely with all timekeepers to ensure smooth and accurate payroll processing. Staff also effectuates scheduled salary increases for bargaining unit employees and merit pay increases based on performance evaluations for management personnel.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for a job?
To apply for a job with the City of Harrisburg, please navigate to the Careers page by clicking here.
I need to verify identity/employment of an employee. Who do I contact?
Please contact the Human Resources office at 717.255.6475.
Where can I find information on the Benefits & Coverage I would receive as an employee?
You can find that information here.