Human Resources
Suzanne Stemnock,  Human Resources Manager
320 S. Depeyster St.

PO Box 5192

(Main Fire Station)
Kent, OH 44240

The City of Kent Human Resources Department provides partnership for the development of strategic and operational aspects relating to human resource development. The key focus of this department is on employee relations, recruitment, compensation, training and benefits.

The Human Resources Department of the City of Kent accounts for the administration of the employee assistance program, the drug and alcohol testing program, pre-employment hiring activities, serves as the Administration's liaison with the Civil Service Commission, monitors compliance with equal employment opportunities, the Family Medical Leave Act requirements, sexual harassment regulations, accommodations for disabled workers under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), workplace safety standards under OSHA, and the Public Records law as it pertains to personnel files.

The Human Resources Manager also coordinates employment related disputes, including all grievances and disciplinary actions as well as representing the City Administration with issues associated with collective bargaining agreements and other union matters.

The Human Resources Manager is appointed by and reports directly to the City Manager.