Human Resources



Making positive things happen through people - Quality at Work 

Positively impact the quality of services of the City municipal government organization by recruiting, hiring, training, developing and retaining a capable workforce, and assisting in developing an efficient/effective City organization by:

  • Providing a competitive wage and benefit package 

  • Providing employee training and development in a learning environment; begin a focus to invest in the whole person (i.e., a sincere interest in the individual employee)

  • Promoting a respectful and diverse workforce 

  • Providing the leadership, necessary emphasis in advocating compliance with employment and safe workplace laws, regulations, City personnel policies and collective bargaining agreements 

  • Contribute to the development of an organizational culture where employees exhibit ethical behavior, trust, respect, accountability, teamwork and responsive customer service while striving for efficient and effective performance of public services 

  • Supporting the vision, mission and goals of the City of Cedar Rapids 

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To be a recognized leader in Human Resources practices by providing superior services and programs to the City organization, current and prospective employees. 

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Concern - to have compassion, respect and sensitivity for all by providing:

  • Encouragement

  • Kindness

  • Confidentiality

  • Patience

  • Open-mindedness

  • Diversity awareness 

Personal Development - to improve skills through personal and professional training by being:

  • A lifelong learner - always trying to improve 

Initiative and Innovation - to plan, anticipate, take reasonable risks, and try new approaches with a "can do" attitude through:

  • Creativity

  • Cooperation

  • Open-mindedness 

Pride - to take pride in our community, accomplishments and ourselves attained by:

  • Recognizing and celebrating success

  • Being humble, confident and joyous 

Ethics - to be open, honest, trustworthy, responsible and accountable by:

  • Providing factual and accurate information

  • Demonstrating integrity 

Responsiveness - to deliver our services in an efficient and effective manner through:

  • Confidentiality

  • Dependability

  • Positive mental attitude

  • Consistency of policy

  • Employee involvement

  • Flexibility of procedure 

Excellence - to work together striving for the best results by:

  • Contributing ideas, suggestions and solutions

  • Maintaining a good sense of humor

  • Always being customer-service oriented

  • Continuously improving

  • Measuring for results 

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