Human Resources


The mission of the Human Resources Department is to deliver the highest quality and most effective human resources services to all departments of the City of Milford; to provide effective development and utilization of human resources; and to provide effective communication, interpretation and enforcement of the Civil Service Rules, City Ordinances and human resources policies and procedures throughout the departments of the City.

The Human Resources Department engages in a number of specialized activities to accomplish the following:  To recruit and retain the most qualified employees of the City of Milford, with the exception of uniformed police officers and fire fighters; to ensure compliance with Local, State and Federal laws and regulations; to maintain central personnel records of all City employees within its jurisdiction; and to provide benefits administration by maintaining thorough familiarity with all employee benefits, the City’s retirement plan, worker’s compensation matters, and unemployment compensation.

In addition, the Human Resources Department ensures compliance with Civil Service Rules and/or the City’s Code of Ordinances for the selection, retention, classification, discipline and employment records of all applicable staff.

The Human Resources Department provides consulting and support services to the various City Departments to assist in managing their staff to meet the City's goals and objectives as well as departmental service mandates.  Work is performed in coordination with the City Attorney’s Office in the negotiation and administration of all Labor Agreements, disciplinary procedures and other legal aspects affecting employment.

Our goal is to serve our employees to the best of our ability, while providing a safe and healthy working environment that challenges and inspires them to excel and achieve professional growth.

The City of Milford, CT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Tania R. Barnes, SHRM-SCP Human Resources Director
John Boanno Human Resources Generalist 203-701-4445
Keysha J. Arroyo Human Resources Assistant 203-783-3239
Sue Carpenter Benefits & Pension Coordinator 203-783-3224