Human Resources

Charles Thompson, Director of Human Resources
P.O. Box 2749 
Charleston, WV 25330
Phone: (304) 348-8015 
Fax: (304) 348-8055


Hours of operation:
Monday thru Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mission:  The City of Charleston Office of Human Resources strives to attract, retain and educate a diverse workforce possessing core competencies that are aligned with Charleston's vision of being the Cultural, Recreational and Business Capital of the Appalachian Mountains.  

The Office of Human Resources supports the City's vision and overall strategic objectives by designing, implementing and administering a broad range of human resource policies, plans and programs that are consistent with federal, state and local laws.  We desire to meet and exceed our core constituent expectations by providing courteous, efficient and effective service.

The Office of Human Resources provides assistant and support to existing employees, perspective employees, retirees, benefit providers, Department Heads and other City officials.  Our services include, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Recruiting
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Employee Relations
  • Risk Management
  • Employee Assistance 

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Recruiting and Workforce Development

Miranda Rutledge, Assistant Director of Human Resources
Karen Thaxton, Human Resources Coordinator
Tim Campbell, Safety Coordinator 
Amy Young, Staff Assistance 

Compensation and Benefits
Maria Jones, Benefits & Compliance Manager
Cheryl Beasley, Payroll Administrator
April Thompson, Benefits Coordinator 

For additional information, questions or comments, please contact the Human Resources Department via email to