Employment Relations, Labor Negotiations and Contract Administration
The HR Office helps with employment relations by serving as a resource for all employees. An open door is maintained for employees to come in and discuss any concerns or questions they may have about their positions, working conditions, relationships with coworkers and managers, and other related topics. The HR Office has numerous resources available to assist in getting employees the information and answers they seek.

The City’s bargaining groups include SEIU (Service Employees International Union, Local 1021), AFFA (Albany Fire Fighters' Association) and APOA (Albany Peace Officers' Association).  Each group negotiates a multi-year labor agreement, known as an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) or contract, with the City.  The HR Office participates in contract negotiations and data management, and helps in the administration and interpretation of current MOUs.

Bargaining Unit Agreements

Albany Fire Fighters Association (AFFA) 
Memorandum of Understanding between The City of Albany and the Albany Fire Fighters Association (January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2016) 

Albany Peace Officers Association (APOA) 
Memorandum of Understanding between The City of Albany and the Albany Peace Officers Association (November 1, 2014 – October 31, 2017)

Elected Officials Compensation & Benefits Plan 
Elected Officials Benefits Booklet (Revised December 15, 2014) 

Management and Confidential Employees Compensation & Benefits Plan 
Management and Confidential Employees Benefits Booklet (Revised January 5, 2015)

Service Employees International Union, Local 1021 (SEIU) 
Memorandum of Understanding between The City of Albany and the Service Employees International Union, Local 1021. (April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2018)