Human Resources / Personnel

Our People Come First!!!!!

Welcome to the City of Starkville Human Resource page!  We are here to assist current, future and past employees with employment related needs.  The City of Starkville is proud of its diverse, 300 + member workforce, who serves the community through professional, administrative, public safety, technical, clerical, skilled labor and trades work.

As Human Resource Professionals, we have moved beyond the traditional roles of personnel management, to become partners, and pioneers in delivering value to the customers whom we serve. We’re focused on creating the practices that allow employees to contribute their very best and realize their full potential. We’re committed to being a strategic partner with all City departments and serving as change agents in an effort to build a dynamic and highly effective organizationas well as ensuring the City has the talent and resources needed to provide great services to the community.

Our mission is: To provide leadership and operational support to City departments, to enhance their ability to recruit and retain a qualified, diverse workforce and to effectively manage business risks.

Employment Opportunities

Duties & Responsibilities of the Office

  • The Human Resources Department is responsible for developing, interpreting, and administering the personnel program and policies that govern all City employees. This includes:
    • Acceptance of applications for City employment
    • Benefits
    • Classification and compensation
    • Development and interpretation of personnel policies
    • Employee relations
    • Recruitment and selection of a diverse workforce
    • Security, maintenance, and disclosure of all personnel records
    • Administering all tests for employment and promotions for all City positions
    • Administration of all insurance claims involving:
      • Worker’s Compensation
      • Vehicle Claims
      • Liability Claims
      • Property damage claims

The City of Starkville offers a broad range of benefits to help employees in their work and personal lives. We are committed to a total rewards strategy that provides employees with competitive compensation, generous benefits, and an environment that supports a healthy work/life balance.

COS Employee Benefits


We have medical/Rx coverage available to all full-time employees. Our plan is a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For specific information on what is covered and how, please review the Summary Plan.

Dental dental_icon

We have a comprehensive dental plan administered by MetLife. Preventive, Basic and Comprehensive services are covered under the plan along with Orthodontia. Please see the Summary Plan  for more details.


We have partnered with MetLife to provide affordable vision coverage for our full-time employees. This coverage allows you to get an eye exam and purchase glasses and/or contacts at a significant savings. It also provides discounts for other services such as Lasik. Review the Summary Plan for more details.

Life Insurance ins_icon

Full time employees receive a basic life insurance benefit at no cost to them. You also have the option to elect additional supplemental life insurance for yourself. (Amounts determined by age) You can see all Summary Plan for further details.

Retirement Options

City employees enjoy the benefits of PERS and we also have several options under our 457(b) Deferred Compensation plans. The City provides a match to contributed funds to increase your retirement savings potential. Please refer to PERS website for specific information on the City match.

Wellness well_icon

Wellness goes beyond diet and exercise and we recognize that here at the City of Starkville. We have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provided by Baptist. They can assist with a variety of life's challenges. Employees may contact the EAP by calling (662) 244-2560, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM to make an appointment with an EAP Counselor.

Related Information

Personnel Policy Manual
PERS Retirement Program
City of Starkville Benefits Summary
Employee Self Service
Donating Leave Time
Employee Assistance Plan
Employee of the Month Program
FMLA Employee Request for Leave
FMLA Leave Physician Certification - Employee Medical
FMLA Leave Physician Certification - Family Member Medical
Submitting an Insurance Claim