Human Resources

Responsibilities

Human Resources coordinates personnel activities for about 275 employees.

  • Recruitment and retention
  • Collective bargaining
  • Policy development
  • Legal compliance and reporting
  • Benefits, compensation, and job classification

Employment with the City - This is Us!  

We were just recognized in 2023 as one of Wisconsin's fastest-growing municipalities with greater than 30,000 residents.  A rewarding employment opportunity may await you! Vacancies are posted on the current opportunities page as needed.  Please consider completing a job interest card to receive notification when openings become available in your area of interest.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Fitchburg is an equal opportunity employer that strives to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the community in which we serve.  

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

In 2020, a team of employees from various departments with a passion of diversifying our workforce and ensuring principles of inclusion and equity are infused into everything we do at the City was formed.  The employee resource group (ERG) wanted all of those we encounter to feel they belong, are welcomed, respected and heard.  Recent accomplishments include and are not limited to creating the City's Bilingual Incentive policy and procedure that rewards those who are bilingual; adding Juneteenth as a recognized City holiday and the addition of the Trainee designation in the Employee Handbook which allows for us to hire and train into positions that lack qualified candidates.  

Summary of our Benefits for Employees

Fitchburg offers excellent benefits including the Wisconsin Retirement System, health, dental, life insurance, income continuation insurance (disability), paid parental leave, a bilingual incentive, an onsite fitness center, wellness incentives and work/life balance. Check out the benefits in detail available to you as an employee in our Benefit Summary.  

City of Fitchburg Policies and Procedures Manual

The Employee Handbook provides clarity and consistency on City policies and procedures to ensure fairness and equitable outcomes.

Collective Bargaining Agreements

2023 Organizational Review and Staffing Plan

In January of 2023, Baker Tilly started an organizational and staffing review with the goal to help us identify efficiencies and a staffing structure that could support the City in the next 3-5 years and beyond.  The report was completed in August and is available for your review.   

 Human Resources 2023 Annual Report
The Annual Report is our year in review.

The mission of the Fitchburg Human Resources Department is to recruit, develop and retain a diverse, talented and engaged workforce to support the City in moving forward.