The Human Resources Department serves to support current and potential Jersey City employees to promote a workforce that provides the utmost service to the City of Jersey City and its residents!

 The Human Resources Department is composed of two Divisions, the Division of Employee Relations and Strategic Workforce Management, and the Division of Employee Benefits.

 The Division of Employee Relations and Strategic Workforce Management helps potential employees regarding available employment opportunities, as well as helps current employees regarding available opportunities for career growth through the City's internal program, Grow Forward.  This Division also assists in the management of employees through addressing labor and employee relation matters.  As for its Offices, HR Technology and Risk Management, they respectively ensure that the Department moves forward in terms of technological advancements, and employee health and safety standards.

 The Division of Employee Benefits encompasses both health benefits and pension information.  These two cater directly to our fellow Jersey City employees through advising them on our various enrollment plans to ensure that employees opt-in a plan that best fits them.

 Please note that the Division of Payroll no longer resides within the Department of Human Resources, as it is now under the Department of Finance.  However, please feel free to utilize this page in the interim for information!

For employee protocol regarding the coronavirus, please click here: Employee Protocols on Coronavirus

Our mission

The Human Resources Department strives to foster a competent, engaged, and accountable workforce.

our vision

To build a responsive, professional 21st Century Public Sector Human Resources Department.

our values

S.P.I.R.I.T. - Service, Professionalism, Innovation, Respect, Initiative, Teamwork.


Health benefits - Manager, Nicole Dupree
280 Grove Street, Room 107 Jersey City, NJ  07302
Phone: 201-547-6552 | Email: [email protected]

Payroll - 
Director, Michele Marino
280 Grove Street, Room 103 Jersey City, NJ  07307
Phone: 201-547-5161 | Email: [email protected] 

Pension -
 Manager, Christine Kakoleski
280 Grove Street, Room B-109 Jersey City, NJ  07307
Phone: 201-547-5143 | Email: [email protected] 

Risk Management - Manager, Matthew Hogan
280 Grove Street, Lower Level Rm B-109 Jersey City, NJ  07302
Phone: 201-547-5034

Workforce Management - Director, Joanne Rosa
280 Grove Street, Room 103 Jersey City, NJ  07302
Phone: 201-547-5217 | Email: [email protected] 

Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-5217
  • fax(201) 547-5022
  • 280 Grove Street Room 103
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    Office Hours: M - F (8:30AM - 5PM)

    Joanne Rosa, Director

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