Human Resources and Legal Compliance ensures that personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, terminations, compensation decisions and other employment actions are aligned with the Classification System and current collective bargaining agreements, the Municipal Employees Relations Act (MERA), Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA), and other applicable state and federal laws. Human Resources and Legal Compliance works closely with the Finance Department to update and standardize procedures and documentation associated with the employment process, including but not limited to offer letters, background investigations, payroll authorizations and related documents, as well as contractually-obligated tuition reimbursements. The Director of Human Resources and Legal Compliance works closely with external administrative agencies such as the Connecticut Department of Labor and the Workers' Compensation Commission to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and the best interests of the Town and its employees.
The Search Process. Human Resources and Legal Compliance facilitates training with hiring managers (Directors) and administers procedures designed to address job vacancies through an objective evaluation and hiring process. As a testament to its partnership with departments, Human Resources and Legal Compliance staff are invited by Department Heads and Search Committee Chairs to monitor and assist with applicant interviews and evaluations. Human Resources and Legal Compliance helps departments balance interest in hiring the best qualified candidate with concerns for speedy outcomes - while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and best practices.
Guidance materials developed by Human Resources and Legal Compliance are utilized across departments as they prepare to conduct searches to fill vacancies:
1. Search Process Guidelines
2. Guidelines for Search Committees
3. Interview Do's and Don'ts
4. Sample Behavioral Interview Questions
5. Interviewing Best Practices
6. Sample Reference Check Questions
Please contact Camille Gilbert, Human Resources Assistant and Search Administrator, with any questions. For information regarding our current vacancies, please visit the Employment Opportunities web page.