Human Resources & Labor Relations

A collage of photos of City of Hartford employees and residents at the inaugural career open house

The Department of Human Resources & Labor Relations is responsible for the City of Hartford's diverse workforce and is committed to providing effective guidance and support with respect to managing employees and the hiring of new employees. 

Our objective is to support City departments with reliable and responsive human resources services and meeting goals by establishing policies and procedures in compliance with Federal and State regulation laws. It is also our responsibility to administer and implement the departmental policies.  

Human Resources provides direct service in the following areas: compensation, classification, benefits, employee relations, labor relations, training and development. 

Department Head

Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations, Thulani LeGrier

Thulani LeGrier

LeGrier, a current Hartford resident, was also born in Hartford where he spent much of his youth. He previously spent more than 10 years in a variety of management roles at Cigna and Aetna where he worked in multiple cities including, Chicago, Seattle, Philadelphia, Boston, and Hartford. LeGrier currently serves on the board for Journey Home, the Greater Hartford region’s homeless services agency.

Humans Resources Administration

Thulani LeGrier Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations 860-757-9806
Nellie Andrades Administrative  Assistant 860-757-9804
 Nadia DeLaPuente Executive Assistant 860-757-9803


Benefits Administration

Rich Pokorski Benefits Administrator 860-757-9862
Stacy Castiglione Benefits Coordinator 860-757-9864
Jennifer Jaroenkom Administrative Assistant 860-757-9861


Employment Services

Ishtua Alicea Senior Human Resources Analyst 860-757-9805
 Amanda Columbo Human Resources Analyst 860-757-9802
Sharisse John Human Resources Analyst 860-757-9819


Employment Services & Technology

Vagisha Tyagi Principal Human Resources Analyst 860-757-9818
Pamela Ratti Senior Human Resources Analyst 860-757-9808


Labor Relations

Debra C. Carabillo Deputy Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations (Part Time) 860-757-9817
Marlene Fleeting Assistant Director of Labor Relations 860-757-9814
Melvin Gonzalez Principal Human Resources Analyst 860-757-9815
 AQuanna Hansley Senior Administrative Analyst 860-757-9810