The Human Resources Office administers job applications and postings for employment with the Town of Cumberland and is responsible for all personnel matters in the Town.
The Town of Cumberland has updated its Employee Handbook. The updates were approved by the Town Council on April 5th, 2023.
There are three collective bargaining units for the Town of Cumberland.
The closing of Town Hall and/or departments at other locations will be announced on the Town’s website and/or by email.
In the event the Governor of Rhode Island declares a State of Emergency and requests that non-essential employees remain off the roads, all non-essential employees with the exception of the Superintendent of Public Works, Highway Superintendent, plow drivers and the highway clerk are not required to report to work but shall be required to utilize a day of paid time-off.
If an employee elects not to report to work or leaves work on a day of inclement weather and the Town does not close the office or department, the employee will not be compensated for that time unless he/she elects to use paid time-off.
Applying for Employment
The Town of Cumberland provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.