Human Resources

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About Human Resources

City of Kirkland Core Values Video

To build, develop and retain a high performing 21st Century workforce whose work advances the mission, vision and values of the City of Kirkland

Department Functions
Human Resources is responsible for the successful design and implementation of the following functions: recruitment, training, employee relations, labor relations, compensation, benefit administration, risk management, workers compensation and performance management.

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Anh Hoang
Director of Human Resources


Anh graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Business Administration, Human Resources and Organizational Behavior and Marketing. She spent her first two decades in HR at the City of Kent, rising over the years from an HR Office Clerk, HR Specialist, Senior HR Analyst, and her final ten years there as the HR Manager. Anh moved on to become the HR Director for the City of SeaTac for 5 years before transitioning to the transit world. Her time at SeaTac has made her quite familiar with the Council/Manager form of government. Her most recent position before joining us, was a Labor Relations Officer for Pierce Transit, where she performed the full suite of HR functions including labor relations/negotiations, HR policy development and implementation, mediations, arbitrations, hiring and more.

The Human Resources Department staffs and supports the following Boards and Commissions: 

Civil Service: Police Officers and Firefighters are hired and promoted under the authority of the Civil Service Commission. The Commission ensures that these Public Safety employees are hired and promoted on the basis of merit.  The Commission can also discipline and terminate for cause.

Disability Board (LEOFF 1)The Kirkland Disability Board represents LEOFF I (Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters, plan I) members in developing, amending, and updating the policies and procedures relating to LEOFF I members. The Board also reviews, approves or denies payment of medical expenses, requests for pre-authorization of medical expenditures, disability leaves, and applications for retirement.

Salary Commission: As authorized by RCW 35.21.015, in 2005 the City of Kirkland established a Salary Commission to set the salaries of the Mayor and City Council Members. The Salary Commission is made up of three citizens who are appointed for staggered terms by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council.

The Human Resources Department is responsible for the negotiations, administration, and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) with all the City's unions. 

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