Human Resources

Mission Statement


The Portsmouth Department of Human Resources’ mission is to support the Town of Portsmouth’s vision, values, and priorities by providing exceptional services to Town departments, staff and the public. We are dedicated to our Town’s principles of accountability, customer service, excellence and transparency. 

The Human Resources Department provides comprehensive Human Resources services to both the Town of Portsmouth and School Department employees. Human Resources works closely with managers and supervisors in addition to assisting all employees as needed.  The Human Resources Department supports the organization by directing and administering programs and activities in the function of benefits, compensation, employee relations, labor relations, organizational development, policy development, performance management, recruitment, and selection.

Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) 


The Town of Portsmouth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other legally protected status or disabilities that do not interfere with job performance. In addition to federal law requirements, the Town of Portsmouth complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Town of Portsmouth expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment. Improper interference with the ability of the Town of Portsmouth’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.