Personnel Sections

Personnel Divisions


The Department of Personnel is continuing to provide essential services to Civil Service City employees, retirees, applicants and the general public. To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, these essential services will not be provided in person. The normal hours for the Department of Personnel are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All general business and public inquiries for assistance should be communicated via telephone or email. For general departmental requests for assistance, please call (314) 622-4308. For Employee Benefits related inquiries, please call (314) 622-5726. For Employees Retirement System and Firefighter’s Retirement Plan related inquiries, please call (314) 622-3560. General applicant/public email inquiries for assistance email the Department of Personnel. For Employee Benefits related inquiries, please email: and Employees Retirement System.

Classification and Compensation
The Classification and Compensation Section is responsible for monitoring and modifying the classification plan.

Employee Benefits
The Employee Benefits Section administers the full spectrum of employee benefit programs available to City employees and their families. The Benefits Section also administers the Retiree and COBRA insurance programs.

Employee Relations
The Employee Relations Section has administrative responsibility for the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), drug and alcohol screening, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and labor relations.

Personnel Services
The Personnel Services Section of the Department of Personnel carries out a broad range of diversified functions for all departments within the City of St. Louis system.

Recruitment and Examination
The Recruitment and Examination Section implements recruitment strategies, administers examinations, establishes eligible lists, and contracts for temporary services.

Training and Organizational Development
The Employee Training and Organizational Development Section is responsible for designing, creating, and implementing training and organizational development efforts.

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