Memorial Town Hall
534 Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
The Human Resources Department is generally
responsible for all personnel activities after an individual
is employed by the Town of Colonie, with the exception of those
items dealing directly with Civil Service. The duties and responsibilities
of the Human Resources Department are as follows:
Responsible for negotiating all union contracts,
contract interpretation, and administration. Responsible for administration
of the various problem resolution and grievance procedures town wide,
dealing with union as well as non-union employees.
All employee benefits are administered in the
Human Resources Department, including health insurance, retirement,
workers' compensation and disability, life insurance, voluntary benefits, unemployment
insurance, education policy, deferred compensation,
and cafeteria/flexible benefits program.
- Wage and Salary Administration
Responsible for the development and maintenance
of all of the Town's various wage and salary programs (union, non
bargaining unit, seasonal, and part-time). The Human Resource Department's
responsibilities include the administration of the Point Factor System,
establishing rates of pay for all Town positions, handling grade appeals
for all positions, and maintaining salary records for all employees,
In addition to the above, several other areas
of responsibilities include disciplinary matters (together with the
Town Attorney's office and the appropriate department head), and the
establishment, administration, and enforcement of all personnel policies
(for example, harassment and discrimination, workplace violence, drug
and alcohol testing, time and attendance, and all other policies regarding
employee conduct.) Human Resources controls a
picture ID program, and conducts new employee orientations. Employee
counseling, unemployment requests, and EEOC reports are also headed
by this department.
Human Resources is responsible for all safety matters,
and the Town's Safety Officer is assigned to this department.
If a person is interested in obtaining employment with the Town of Colonie,
which department should they contact?
A. The Civil
Service Department at 783-2721. It is important to remember that
the Human Resources Department is generally responsible for all personnel
activities after an individual is employed by the Town of Colonie.
Q. Is there an Employee Assistance Program available
for Town Employees?
A. Yes, Town employees and family members
are entitled to free services through an Employee Assistance Program. EAP
offers voluntary confidential, professional, pre-paid counseling and referral
for a variety of issues including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, phobias, alcohol, drug and gambling problems,
stress at home or work, and for legal and financial problems.
How To Contact the Human Resources Department
Town of Colonie
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 508
Newtonville, NY 12128
Phone: (518) 783-2720
Hours of Operations:
The Human Resource Department is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.