Department of Human Resources

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About the Department

The City of Wilmington is among Delaware’s top employers offering positions that serve the public trust and provide services to the residents and visitors of this world-class city. The Department of Human Resources takes pride in providing human resources services to promote the highest quality workforce and maintain the City’s operational and fiscal stability through the use of effective risk management programs.

The Human Resources Department is responsible for recruitment and employment services, employee training and data management, payroll and benefits processing, collective bargaining contract administration and risk and benefits management.

Salary Benchmarking Study

The City of Wilmington has released a Salary Benchmarking Study (also referred to as a Salary Compensation Report), which it commissioned in order to review salaries across its executive and managerial (E&M) pay plan. There are approximately 130 E&M employees in the City’s total workforce of 1,100. While the study reviewed 100 of the City’s E&M positions, it found comparable salary information for just 76 of them. Mayor Mike Purzycki said the City leadership positions that were evaluated are critical to the effective and efficient delivery of programs and services to the public and require talented professionals to fulfill these roles. The City Department of Human Resources engaged PFM Group Consulting, LLC (PFM) to perform the study that was completed last week. Please use this link to download and review the study:PFM Wilmington_Salary_Benchmarking_Report_FINAL_3.31.2019.

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