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Human Resources & Operations Department

The mission of the  Human Resources & Operations Department, is to provide the highest level of service to both our employees, and candidates, of the City of Oak Park.  We strive to contribute the best internal customer service, human resources expertise, and labor relations, to everyone we encounter.  This is our greatest mission, as the most productive, efficient and well-trained employees provide the highest level of service to our residents and visitors.  
The Human Resources & Operations Department provides administration, consultation, and service in the following areas:
  • Recruitment
  • Employment
  • Benefits Administration
  • Employee & Labor Relations
  • Collective Bargaining 
  • Contract Administration and Interpretation
  • Record Maintenance (Personnel Files, Confidential/Medical Files, Workers' Compensation Files)
  • Employee Complaints
  • Internal Investigations
  • Risk Management
  • Other various personnel-related issues

Contact Information
Carla Allen
Director of Human Resources & Operations
City of Oak Park
14000 Oak Park Blvd.
Oak Park, MI 48237
(248) 691-7448 
Hours of Operation: M-Th 8 am-5 pm
Every other Friday: 8 am- 4 pm

The City practices nondiscrimination and discourages and prohibits discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political opinions, affiliations, or because of race, religion, color, ethnic origin, marital status, height, weight, disability, or other non-merit factors. Discrimination on the basis of age, gender or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, gender or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupation qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration, or where state or federal law specify a minimum age requirement.

 We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability, if requested. Notification of the need for accommodation must be made at the time of application.


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