Human Resources


Administrative Services is responsible for a variety of human resource functions within the City of Albany.  Administrative Services oversees subsidiary Departments:  Personnel, Purchasing, Central Services, Civil Service, Equal Employment Opportunity, Fair Housing, ADA Compliance and the Human Rights Commission.

Civil Rights
Visit Equal Employment Opportunity / Fair Housing and the Human Rights Commission webpage for information on civil rights in the City of Albany.

Disability Access

Disability Access is essential to the City of Albany. The ADA Coordinator is responsible for overseeing ADA implementation and compliance efforts. The Notice of ADA rules, Grievance Procedure and ADA Complaint Form can be accessed via the links below as well as at the Department of Human Resources in City Hall in Room 301.

The ADA Coordinator has also convened an ADA Advisory Committee to involve the public and members of the disabled community in the City’s work to make our City more accessible. Meetings are opened to the public. Meetings are not regularly held. For information as to the time and place of meetings contact the Department of Human Resources in City Hall in Room 301.

Civil Service Commission
The Municipal Civil Service Commission is responsible for the administration of the Civil Service Law for municipal employees, as well as the protection of their rights.  The Civil Service Commission maintains employee records, arranges with the New York State Department of Civil Service to conduct examinations, and prepares eligibility lists to provide candidates for municipal employment.

The Personnel Office
The Personnel Office is responsible for developing, administering and maintaining a City-wide personnel policy.  The Director serves as chair of the Personnel Council and secretary to the Municipal Civil Service Commission, thus insuring that jobs are filled as required by local and State law.  In addition, the Personnel Office is responsible for administering employee benefits relating to health insurance, retirement, EAP and Workers' Compensation.  Personnel also maintains a computerized time record-keeping system to track accrued benefits, and organizes training programs for City employees.  

Employment Resources
Visit the City of Albany Employment webpage for information on Civil Service positions, application forms and other employment information.

Online Labor Websites outlined for employment assistance and civil rights protection.

Career Central under the Department of Youth & Workforce Services for workforce solutions, opportunities and guidance.

Contact Information

Administrative Services
City Hall
24 Eagle Street, Room 301
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 434-5284
Administrative Services Directory
Personnel / Civil Service 
(518) 434-5049

Civil Rights / Fair Housing
City Hall
24 Eagle Street, Room 301
Albany, NY  12207
Phone: (518) 434-5127

ADA Coordinator

Department of Law
City Hall, Room 106
24 Eagle Street
Albany, New York 12207
(518) 434-5050