Human Resources Department

Welcome!

The Human Resources Department was created by City Ordinance in 2004. It is the primary contact for individuals seeking regular employment with all City Departments, except the School Department and TMLP.

For information about the School Department:
For information about TMLP:

EMPLOYMENT POLICY

The City of Taunton maintains a sincere commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and non-discrimination. The City recognizes that Equal employment Opportunity is the law; yet, in addition to that recognition, we believe that equal opportunity is good policy and is a vital ingredient in the growth of the City. This policy applies to every aspect of employment, including the recruitment, hiring and terms and conditions of service of all full-time and part-time municipal employees. Employment decisions shall be made in accordance with state and federal law and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, Vietnam-era veteran status, political beliefs or disability unrelated to job requirements.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT

The City of Taunton maintains a sincere commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination. The City realizes that Equal Opportunity is the law, yet in addition to that recognition, we believe that equal opportunity is a good policy and is a vital ingredient in the growth of the City. This policy applies to every aspect of employment including the recruitment, hiring, terms and conditions of service of all fulltime and part time municipal employees. Employment decisions shall be made in accordance with state and federal law and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, Vietnam Era Veteran status, political beliefs, or disability unrelated to job requirements.

The HR Department is committed to a broad range of personnel services and benefits designed to develop and maintain a high quality workforce, meeting the needs of our community for excellence in municipal services.

In addition to the coordination of hiring of staff, the HR Department if responsible for:

  • Compensation - Ensures that all employees are paid fairly, while ensuring that the City uses the available financial resources well.
  • Collective Bargaining - Represents the City in labor relations matters including collective bargaining with employees represented by unions.
  • Training and Staff Development - Works to insure employees have the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform their positions.
  • Workers Compensation and Unemployment Compensation - Administers the workers compensation and unemployment compensation programs for the City.
  • Safety and Wellness Activities - Oversees the coordination of safety and wellness committees and activities to help employees be proactive about their health and well being.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Maria Gomes Director (508) 821-1060
Sandra Peavey Office Manager (508) 821-1060
Noreen Skwarto Benefits Clerk (508) 821-1060

Taunton Employment Task Force Members

Name Title
Maria Gomes Chair
Sandra Peavey Secretary
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