City of Boulder employees make a difference to those who choose to visit or live in our city each year. The Human Resources department provides services that support employees as they grow their careers, navigate life's changes, and go the extra mile for our community and one another.

The HR Team contributes to the city’s high performing organization framework through our strategic partnerships, service delivery and business operations. HR collaborates across the City to help plan strategic initiatives and make sound resourcing decisions about the City’s most valuable asset - it's people.

HR Consulting and Operations

The city’s department directors and their management teams turn to HR Business Partners for strategic HR consulting to help meet the unique needs of employees. HR consulting includes leadership coaching, change management, talent acquisition, performance management, and employee relations and investigations. The HR Consulting Team also leads labor relations, negotiates union contracts, and advises on contract interpretation for the city’s three collective bargaining units: Boulder Municipal Employees Association (BMEA), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 900, and Boulder Police Officers Association (BPOA).

The HR Services and Operations Team supports every City of Boulder department with recruitment, hiring, and onboarding. This team also provides new employee orientation, learning opportunities, and helps organize internal culture initiatives and city-wide staff events.

Total Rewards

Total Rewards develops city-wide rewards strategies and policies to attract and retain talent.

The Compensation Team manages the City’s classification and compensation program through the delivery of expert analysis that ensures employees receive internally equitable and externally competitive total compensation.

This Benefits Team manages the selection, renewal, and administration of the City of Boulder’s comprehensive benefits program. The City offers medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, voluntary supplemental products, discounts and more for eligible employees and their dependents. The team also provides retirement resources, leave management, and an award-winning Well-Being program to support employees in improving their overall health and benefits engagement.