Human Resources Department

Compensation Division

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Who we Are


To be a strategic partner by providing Compensation programs that attract, retain, motivate, and reward a skilled, diverse workforce.


To be recognized for outstanding expertise and overall excellence in the field of Compensation.


To exceed the expectations of our internal and external clients by committing to our shared values and delivering the best, most appropriate Compensation solutions and programs.

Welcome to the Compensation Division; we service over 25 City of Houston Departments. The Compensation Division’s responsibilities include the design, implementation, revision, and general maintenance of the City’s compensation programs, classification system, pay structure, job analysis, and evaluations; along with interpreting federal, state, and local policies and regulations; and salary surveys.

With over 700 job classifications and 37 pay grades it is the responsibility of the Compensation Division to ensure that each classification is written correctly; assigned a level, pay grade, and FSLA code. We collaborate with the departments of the City of Houston to create and revise classifications in response to a rapidly changing work environment. This is accomplished through market analyses, surveys and the exchange of information with external organizations.

Job Classifications / Descriptions

To view a list of all current City of Houston job classifications, please make a selection. 

Records Management

The Records Management Section is responsible for the creation, maintenance, updating and archiving of personnel files for all City of Houston employees. These files are used to keep a record of all employment related documents for all employees of the City of Houston, including original employment applications, salary recommendation information, Employee Performance Evaluations, disciplinary actions, etc. Below are the three of the primary functions of the Record Section.

  • Employment Verification
  • Requests for Personnel Files
  • Public Inquiries

Employment Verification

Records Management has contracted with The Work Number to provide employees with fast, secure, anytime-anywhere proof of employment or income via the Web or phone. See employment verification instructions.

Requests to View Personnel File

The City of Houston employees may view their individual file by completing a Request to View a Personnel Record form. You must bring this form to the Records Management Section at 611 Walker, Garden Level, Houston, TX 77002 between the hours of 10:00 and 3:00, Monday through Friday. There are also instances when Human Resources personnel may complete a Log Out Request to view an employee file. The Records Management personnel use these forms to track and maintain all files.

Public Inquiries

The Records Management Section is also responsible for complying with the Public Information Act and responding to public inquiries concerning employees of the City of Houston.