Human Resources

Department Responsibilities

The major function of the Human Resources Department is to provide city departments with the human resources necessary to provide efficient, quality service to the taxpayers of the City of Bristol. The department administers and coordinates the city’s personnel and labor relations activities.

In addition to being responsible for negotiating, administering, and interpreting labor contracts, the department provides a myriad of services including processing employment applications, recruiting, interviewing applicants, and hiring. The department also represents the city at grievances, mediation sessions, and in arbitration and unfair labor practice hearings before the State Board of Labor Relations and the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration. The department administers entry level, lateral, and promotional testing, and personnel records are maintained for city employees from date of hire to separation.


The Claims Division of the Human Resources Department administers worker's compensation and liability claims. The division is also responsible for maintaining compliance with state or federal OSHA statutes and safety programs.

 Affirmative Action STATEMENT

The City of Bristol is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate as to age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status under state and federal laws.

Affirmative Action Policy Statement

Affirmative Action Plan

Americans with Disabilities Act STATEMENT

The City of Bristol provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  If you require an accommodation for an application or testing process, please contact the Human Resources Department at (860) 584-6175.

ADA Policy Statement/Title VI