Human Resources

The City of Arcata is committed to attracting, retaining and developing talented, productive and motivated employees who are dedicated to delivering high-quality services to the community.


Human Resources

Human Resources is responsible for managing a centralized personnel system including:

  • Maintaining official employee personnel files and records
  • Creating, implementing and maintaining the City’s classification and compensation programs
  • Conducting all aspects of recruitment and pre-employment testing
  • Administration of employee benefits
  • Identifying and providing citywide training
  • Providing guidance and assistance in labor relations, negotiations, performance evaluation, grievances and discipline
  • Providing guidance to employees and management in the interpretation and application of labor law and City Personnel rules, regulations and memorandums of understanding (MOUs)