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Tompkins County Department of Human Resources


Tompkins County government is committed to creating a diverse and fully inclusive workplace that strengthens our organization and enhances our ability to adapt to change.The Human Resources Office is open by scheduled appointment only.   Please call 607-274-5526 to schedule an appointment.  Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.



  • COVID Directive 1 - DISCONTINUED 05/27/2021
  • COVID Directive 2 - DISCONTINUED 03/01/2022
  • COVID Directive 3 - DISCONTINUED 07/08/2022
  • COVID Directive 4 - DISCONTINUED 05/27/2021
  • COVID Directive 5 - DISCONTINUED 07/08/2022
    • Please Note: Masks remain required in healthcare facilities.
  • COVID Directive 6 - *UPDATED 03/22/2022*

Communicable Disease Emergency Plan (03/01/2021)

COVID-19 Telework Guidelines - DISCONTINUED 06/25/2021

COVID-19 Telework Agreement - DISCONTINUED 06/25/2021

Travel Guidance for County Employees (Updated 05/27/2021)

New York State COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Memo (Updated 09/23/2022)

New York State COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Application 

Covid-19 Vaccination Leave Request Pay

Vaccination Documentation FAQs


Department Mission

The mission of Tompkins County Department of Human Resources is to provide a full range of human resource support to our municipal employers, employees and residents of Tompkins County at the highest possible level of customer service.  We are committed to inclusion through diversity.

The activities involved in this mission are those of collective bargaining, recruitment, classification/compensation studies, benefits administration, employee relations, Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity (AA/EEO), staff development and training, discipline/terminations, performance assessment, and information management.

As the local civil service agency, Tompkins County Department of Human Resources conducts civil service examinations, establishes and maintains eligible lists, classifies positions, reviews and approves appointments and personnel changes, maintains employee roster records, certifies municipal payrolls, advises and counsels appointing authorities for all local government entities.

Tompkins County Department of Human Resources
125 E. Court St.
Ithaca, NY  14850
 (607) 274-5526
(607) 274-5401 FAX

For Questions Regarding Reasonable Accommodations for Applications, Testing, or Interviewing - Email Us

Tompkins County is committed to Equity and Inclusion.  We encourage others with similar values to apply. 

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