Human Resources

The Human Resources Department provides support to city administration, supervisors and employees by developing and maintaining personnel and risk management policies and programs. The staff is committed to efficient service, employee health and safety, fair and equitable employment practices, and equal employment opportunity. The department has responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Benefits
  • Compensation and Classification
  • Employee / Management Relations
  • Employee Safety
  • Liability, Property, and Automobile Insurance
  • OSHA- and DOT-Mandated Programs
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Personnel Records Management
  • Policy Development
  • Recruitment (Job Openings)
  • Risk Management
  • Training
  • Wellness Programs
  • Worker's Compensation


Regular full-time and part-time employees have various benefits available. Available benefits are subject to change without notice. Benefits are not available for temporary and seasonal employees. The following is a list of available benefits:

  • 401(a) Matching Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Dental Insurance
  • Direct Deposit of Pay Checks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Benefit Plan
  • Health Insurance* (2022 Credible Coverage Disclosure Notice)
  • Holiday Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Maryland State Pension System - Participation required with 7% employee contribution
  • Personal Leave
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave / Family Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Vision Insurance
  • Westminster Family Center (Free membership)

*Cigna Transparency in Coverage (This link leads to the machine readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.)

Drug-Free Workplace

It is the policy of the City of Westminster to maintain a workplace free from alcohol and drug abuse and its effects. As such, potential employees are subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment. If employed, all employees of the City of Westminster are subject to post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. Click here for the City's Drug-Free Workplace Policy Notice to All Employees and Applicants.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The City of Westminster commits to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees, complying with local, state and federal laws. The city's policy is to employ qualified persons without discrimination regarding race, creed, color, religion, age, sex, country of national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political affiliation, or status in any other group protected by federal/state/local law.