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City employment is governed by the Civil Service Commission for general employees and by the Police and Fire Civil Service Commission for police officers and firefighters. The process for being hired by the City includes completing an employment application, providing references and other needed information and successful completion of testing, interviewing and background investigations. The requirements for seeking employment with the City will be included in employment notices. Applications are accepted for employment when a notice seeking applicants is posted on the City website and advertised in the City’s paper of record.
The City will advertise when it seeks to fill job vacancies. Notices will be placed on the City website and in the City paper of record. Applications are only accepted when the City has posted to fill a job vacancy.
Please email the Personnel Department and include your complete name, old contact information, and new contact information including complete address (street, city, state, zip) and a telephone number(s). This information may also be provided via U.S. mail addressed to the "Personnel Department" or by calling 734-467-3263.
For specific questions regarding the coverage, you must call Blue Cross and Delta Dental directly at the numbers listed below. If you have general questions regarding your coverage you may contact the Personnel Department at 734-467-3263.
The life insurance beneficiary form may be obtained from the Employee Portal. Please return the completed form by emailing the Personnel Department, by fax to 734-467-7946 or by U.S. mail. Please be sure to fill in the name, address, and social security number for each beneficiary listed.
Please email the Personnel Department or call 734-467-3193. A Certificate of Marriage must be provided when adding a spouse to one’s health plans. Proof of live birth (or proof of adoption) is required to add a dependent to one’s health plan. If removing an adult-aged dependent, please provide the dependent’s name and contact information; in some cases, the adult-aged dependent is entitled to healthcare benefits under the federal COBRA.
Please download the appropriate Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) form "Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition" found on this site. Please complete your portion of the form and have the physician handling your family member’s healthcare complete this form which must then be returned to the Personnel Department. If you qualify, the FMLA provides for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave time annually to care for an ailing family member (certain conditions apply).
Please download the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) form "Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition" found on this website. You must complete a portion of this form with your healthcare provider also providing information about your health condition. Once this information is complete, please provide this FMLA form to the Personnel Department for processing. If you qualify, the FMLA provides for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave time to address your serious health condition.
All collective bargaining agreements may be found on the City’s website.
Please complete the "Employee Request to Review Personnel File" form from the Employee Portal and submit it electronically or in hard copy to the Personnel Department. The Personnel Department will schedule a time for you to view your file. Every attempt is made to provide personnel files to employees for review within 48 hours of receipt of the request.
The Finance Department handles enrollment into deferred compensation plans; please call 734-467-3169 to obtain information about the various plans available to you and to obtain enrollment forms.
You may download the Direct Deposit Form from the Personnel home page and send the completed form to the Finance Department. If you have any questions, please call 734-467-3169.
Please download, complete, and submit to the Personnel Department the Federal W-4 and Michigan W-4 withholding forms found on the Employee Portal. This information will be shared with Payroll for updating your personal information.