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Steven J. Rector

Department of Human Resources
22 Market Street - 5th Floor
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Voice (845) 486-2169   Fax (845) 486-2186
Exam Info: (845) 486-2167
Business Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
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The mission of the Department of Human Resources is to provide a full range of human resource management services for Dutchess County departments and employees, and to administer the New York State Civil Service Law for the County and all municipalities within the County including towns, villages, cities, schools, Dutchess Community College, and all special districts such as libraries and fire districts.


About Us

As a full service human resources department for the County, the department is involved in employee recruitment, salary plan administration, contract negotiation and administration, labor and employee relations, the maintenance of personnel records, and advisement on federal and state laws relating to employment, including Civil Service Law.  The office is also responsible for all Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action programs.


As the civil service agency for the County and all local government entities within the County, the department conducts civil service examinations, establishes and maintains eligible lists for filling positions, classifies positions, reviews and approves appointments and personnel changes, maintains employee roster records and position records, certifies municipal payrolls, and advises appointing authorities on Civil Service Law and Rules.


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