Human Resources

 Given the current COVID-19 outbreak some HR staff members are working remotely. Email is the preferred method of communication. Please email staff members directly or send your message to Thank you.

If you are a Newton Public Schools (NPS) employee, please contact NPS Human Resources:

Mailing Address Office Hours

Human Resources Department
City Hall, Room 210
1000 Commonwealth Avenue,
Newton, MA
617-796-1272 Fax. 

Monday- Friday 8:30-5:00
Meet the HR Team:

Michelle Pizzi O'Brien, M.P.A - Director of Human Resources  

Mary O'Neill - HR Business Partner
Kelly Brown - Workers Compensation and Safety Manager
Vacant - Benefits Manager

Michelle McGonagle, M.P.A - Senior Human Resources Generalist

Chiquita Barnes - HR Business Partner 
Vacant - Junior Human Resources Generalist


Mission Statement

Human Resources Department Mission is to provide respectful and caring Human Resource services and solutions with supporting policies and procedures to enhance the fair recruitment, retention, training and development of our most valuable resource, the employees of the City and provide them with a safe and positive workplace with fair compensation.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

The City of Newton has a long standing record of nondiscrimination in employment and providing equal opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, or age. The City is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We place high value on diversity and on ensuring that City employees are representative of the multi-cultural community we serve.


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