Department of Human Resources

Department of Human Resources

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Providing talent recruitment and management services to support the City and its 10,500+ employees.

Department of Human Resources

The Department of Human Resources is responsible for the HR needs of more than 10,500 employees who serve and support our communities across the island.  The department manages a comprehensive personnel program based on merit principles designed to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified talent in the City.

Five divisions within the Department of Human Resources provide unique support, skills and training to make the City a great place to work:

●  Administration Division   Learn More  >>

●  Classification and Pay Division   Learn More  >>

●  Employment and Personnel Services Division  Learn More  >>

●  Industrial Safety and Workers’ Compensation Division  Learn More  >>

●  Labor Relations and Training Division  Learn More  >>

Equal Opportunity Office

The Equal Opportunity Office is administratively attached to the Department of Human Resources and oversees City-wide efforts to comply with applicable Federal, State, and City laws and regulations governing non-discrimination in employment, programs and activities receiving Federal assistance, Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, and civil rights in general.

Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission is administratively attached to the Department of Human Resources and primarily functions to prescribe rules to carry out the provisions of the City Charter, hear appeals, and advise the Mayor and the Director of Human Resources on issues and problems concerning personnel administration.


For three consecutive years, Forbes has ranked the City and County of Honolulu as one of Hawai’i’s best employers. Visit our Career page to apply for positions and learn more about City employment. We welcome you to join us and discover why the City is, “The best place to live and work!”


Take a look at City life through the career trajectories, experiences and motivations of our employees.


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City employees receive excellent benefits; one of the many reasons to consider working with us.


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For the third year running, the City and County of Honolulu has been ranked on Forbes’ Best Employers By State list.

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