Human Resources 

COVID-19 Update

In-person business will be conducted by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 563.589.4125.

The City of Dubuque Human Resources Department is responsible for carrying out all the activities essential to the effective administration of the personnel function.

Responsibilities for the Human Resources Department include:

  • Administering the position classification and pay plan
  • Assisting operating departments in the areas of recruitment, selection, placement, and training of employees
  • Representing the City in collective bargaining with five employee unions and administering union contracts
  • Maintaining centralized personnel records
  • Administering a Non-bargaining Unit Personnel Manual
  • Administering all benefits
  • Overseeing the safety function
  • Ensuring compliance with state and federal employment-related laws and regulations
  • Administering through the Health Care Committee health, prescription drug, dental, life, and disability insurance plans

Contact Us

  1. Shelley StickfortShelley Stickfort

    Human Resources Director


    50 W. 13th St.

    Dubuque, IA  52001

    Phone: 563.589.4125

    TDD / TTY: 563.690.6678

    Fax: 563.690.6025


    Monday - Friday

    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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