The City of Jackson's Department of Human Resources provides a comprehensive program of principal support for city departments, employees, and the public in planning, coordinating, and implementing human resources policies and practices, based on fairness and equality. This leads to a value-added department that partners with all City departments to provide strategic human resource support and guidance to ensure organizational goals and missions are achieved.
The City of Jackson retains the right to exercise customary managerial functions including the rights to assign, supervise and discipline and dismiss employees; to determine and change work shifts and work days; to transfer employees within their work unit or into other work units and other classifications; to determine and change the size of and qualifications of the work-force; to establish, change, and abolish its policies, practices, rules, and regulations; to determine and change operating methods; to contract and subcontract; to assign duties to employees in accordance with the needs and requirements determined by the City of Jackson; and to carry out all ordinary administrative functions.
The City of Jackson recognizes that its commitment to equal employment opportunity entails the responsibility to ensure that every reasonable effort is made to obtain a representation of diverse groups, women, and persons with disabilities among city employees by taking affirmative action to increase the representation of diverse groups, women, and persons with disabilities in the city workforce as appropriate.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the City of Jackson to employ, retain, promote, terminate, and otherwise treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, and competence. This policy shall be applied without regard to any individual’s gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, age, marital status, and disability, so long as occupational qualifications are met.