Human Resources Office

Welcome to Human Resources


  • FACE COVERING: The Town of Brookline requires all members of the public to wear face coverings while visiting Town buildings. 
  • Regardless of vaccination status, Town employees must wear a face covering when interacting with members of the public and when they travel throughout common areas of the building (elevators, hallways, shared office space).  Employees are not required to wear face coverings while working outdoors or at their work stations and 6 feet apart.
  • All town buildings are opened to the public and appointments will be encouraged but not required.
  • LEAVE TIME :Click here to read the State of Massachusetts Temporary Emergency Paid Leave notice  as enacted by Governor Baker, effective May 28, 2021, employers will provide paid leave time available to employees for COVID-related illnesses, quarantine, and vaccinations effective Friday, May 28, 2021 through April 1, 2022.
  • EPAID SICK FORM: Click here for the Brookline COVID Leave FORM for temporary emergency paid leave as described above.
  • STATE UPDATES: - MA COVID Information 
  • EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM -  No Cost, 24/7, confidential short-term counseling benefits: Mass4You EAP Flyer
  • HOW DO I CONTACT HR about COVID?  Town Employees can e-mail us here: HRCOVID19@BROOKLINEMA.GOV or call 617-730-2290.
  • MA Unemployment Link 
  • Unemployment Fraud Alert - click here

What is our mission?

The Human Resources Office supports the Town of Brookline by focusing our efforts on the town's most valuable asset, its employees. Our office provides leadership and guidance in the development, implementation, and equitable administration of policies and procedures; we strive to attract, develop, and retain a diverse and productive workforce; and to foster a positive work environment that inspires excellence.

Valuing Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

The Town of Brookline recognizes and values diversity as a vital characteristic of the town. Brookline celebrates the diversity of the community it serves and the individuals it employs, embracing the differences in race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, handicap, gender identity, sexual orientation, and military background.

The Town of Brookline believes it has a responsibility to capitalize on the strength emanating from these differences and has a duty to ensure its employees, citizens, vendors, and the members of the general public are treated with dignity and respect in all of their duties and dealings with the Town of Brookline.

The Town of Brookline believes a workplace that attracts and retains diverse personnel will allow it to serve its citizenry more creatively, strategically, and productively. A successful inclusion and diversity program will ensure these objectives, goals, and priorities are maintained.

View the complete Workforce Diversity Report.