Human Resources

Contact Information

Picture of Brayton M. Connard, SPHR

Brayton McK. Connard, SPHR



Department of Human Resources

210 County Office Building
39 W. Main St.
Rochester, NY

Phone: 585 753-1700
Fax: 585 753-1728

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Key HR Functions

The department of Human Resources contains six major functional units.

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Benefits Unit

The Benefits Unit manages the mandatory and discretionary benefits available to Monroe County employees and retirees. Some of the programs are health and dental insurance plans, New York State Employee Retirement System (NYSERS) pension, flexible spending accounts, workers compensation claims, unemployment insurance, pre-tax parking, and Section 457 deferred compensation plans. The Benefits Unit concentrates on the efficient administration of these benefits, as well as evaluating ways to control expenses.

To contact the Benefits Unit, call 585-753-1732 or e-mail to

The Benefits Unit is also involved with the County-wide Wellness Program and the Leadership Academy, an in-house training program for managers.

Civil Service Exam Administration Unit

The Civil Service unit administers the civil service examination process for competitive class positions, maintains civil service eligible lists, provides certifications of the eligible lists, and interprets the New York State Civil Service Law for Monroe County departments and the 66 other jurisdictions of the Monroe County Civil Service Commission. The unit is also responsible for payroll certification for all jurisdictions under the Monroe County Civil Service Commission. Civil Service examinations are given from September through June each year.

Equal Employment Opportunity Unit

The Equal Employment Opportunity Unit is responsible for all facets of the Equal Employment Opportunity Law, the American with Disabilities Act, the Human Rights Law and other civil rights laws as they relate to employment with Monroe County. This includes recruitment, retention, promotion, enforcement, and training. The unit processes discrimination and harassment charges by employees and customers, and is responsible for providing pro-active policy awareness training for all employees. Training conducted pertains to diversity, sexual harassment, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Labor Relations Unit

The Labor Relations division negotiates collective bargaining agreements with nine Unions that represent Monroe County employees. These Unions represent approximately 90% of the full-time County workforce. The division also administers the collective bargaining agreements, including handling grievances, arbitrations, improper practice charges, and other employment-related matters with the Unions.

The division advises County department heads and administrators on labor relation issues, including discipline and contract interpretation.

Payroll Unit

Payroll Unit is responsible for running the County’s bi-weekly payroll. The unit also creates and maintains history files for all Monroe County employees. In response to subpoenas and institutions conducting credit histories, the unit verifies requests for employee information. The unit also conducts audits and ensures the accuracy of the Monroe County payroll.

Personnel Support Unit

The Personnel unit serves in a liaison capacity to Monroe County departments and the other civil service jurisdictions of the Monroe County Civil Service Commission. The unit provides assistance to County departments in the areas of Civil Service Law, County policies and practices, recruitment and appointments, labor contract compliance, and position classification. In addition to the County departments, this unit also provides civil service assistance to the 66 other jurisdictions of the Monroe County Civil Service Commission which includes all Monroe County towns, villages, school districts, the Rochester City School District, fire districts, libraries, Monroe Community College (MCC), and the Monroe County Water Authority. Reviewing and approving the qualifications of applicants for Civil Service examinations and other appointments is an important function of this unit.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Monroe County government prohibits discrimination in employment, program activities, procurement and contracting on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, veteran status, military status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or retaliation with respect to hiring, compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment

Monroe County services and programs are located in accessible facilities. Reasonable disability related accommodations needed to apply for or receive services, or for employment, may be requested of the applicable department, preferably five to seven days in advance. Examples include, but are not limited to, requests for sign language interpreters, requests that information be provided in alternative formats, or requests for staff assistance.

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County Holiday Schedule

Please plan accordingly

Monroe County will observe the following holidays.

  • Veterans' Day
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015
  • Thanksgiving Day
    Thursday, November 26, 2015
  • Day After Thanksgiving
    Friday, November 27, 2015
  • Christmas Day
    Friday, December 25, 2015
  • New Year's Day
    Friday, January 1, 2016
  • Martin Luther King, JR. Day
    Monday, January 18, 2016
  • Presidents Day
    Monday, February 15, 2016
  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 30, 2016
  • Independence Day
    Monday, July 4, 2016
  • Labor Day
    Monday, September 5, 2016
  • Columbus Day
    Monday, October 10, 2016
  • Election Day
    Tuesday, November 8, 2016
  • Veterans' Day
    Friday, November 11, 2016
  • Thanksgiving Day
    Thursday, November 24, 2016
  • Day After Thanksgiving
    Friday, November 25, 2016
  • Christmas Day
    Friday, December 25, 2016