About the Human Resources Department

The Human Resources Department provides a wide range of internal services to the City's departments to ensure that employees are well-trained, fairly compensated, healthy, and happy. These services include:

  • Providing professional labor relations services, including contract negotiations with each of eleven bargaining units
  • Maintenance of job descriptions, classifications, and compensation packages
  • Maintenance of personnel records
  • Implementation of state and federal policies and procedures
  • Equal opportunity employment and affirmative action oversight
  • And more


  • Find Jobs & Apply

  • Holiday Calendar

  • Employee Guidebook & Policies

  • Learning Organization Statement

  • COVID-19 Employee Information

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2022 Holidays

For Non-Bargaining Unit Employees*

Saturday, January 1 New Year's Day
Monday, January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 21 Washington's Birthday
Monday, April 18 Patriot's Day
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day
Monday, June 20 Juneteenth Independence Day (observed)
Monday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 5 Labor Day
Monday, October 10 Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Friday, November 11 Veterans' Day
Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 25 Thanksgiving Friday
Saturday, December 24 Christmas Eve (1/2 day)
Monday, December 26 Christmas Day (observed)

*Please note: If you are a bargaining unit member, holidays are pursuant to your collective bargaining agreement and may vary from this list.

The City of Somerville prides itself on being a learning organization. We believe that innovation and growth stem from learning and trying new things. Our goal is to encourage employees to be creative and learn new skills by providing easy access to opportunities for professional growth and development in a variety of ways.

Access to Training and Professional Development Opportunities

The City provides routine training on employment-related policies and best practices.

Department Heads are encouraged to work with staff to assess and plan for a variety of job-related programs to support continued learning, growth, and professional engagement of employees.

The Human Resources Department further supports learning opportunities and access when departmental budgetary constraints may arise. Additionally, the Human Resources Department administers the Non-Union Education Reimbursement Program.

Employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement may be provided opportunities and/or incentives for advancing education and professional growth as outlined in the appropriate agreement.



For more information about professional development opportunities, programs, and access please feel free to contact the Human Resources Department at (617) 625-6600 x3300.