Human Resources

Mission Statement 

It is the mission of the Department of Human Resources to provide high-quality service to all prospective, current, and past employees as well as to the citizens of Akron; to treat such individuals with respect and professionalism, and to foster a collaborative and accommodating work environment built on effective and efficient programs and systems.

HR Responsibilities  

The City of Akron's Department of Human Resources is responsible for a comprehensive human resource program, which advances the recruitment, development, and retention of qualified individuals in a diverse and inclusive workforce.

The Department of Human Resources administers a fair and equitable employment system that provides for a broad classification and compensation program for all City employees and administers a merit system for classified employees of the City of Akron and Akron Public Schools. 

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The scope of responsibilities includes the following: 

Employee Benefits
Employee Records
Organizational Development
Leave, Disability, & Wellness
Mayor's Youth Leadership Council