About Us

The Human Resources Department provides citizens and businesses of Atchison with a professional and accountable team of public servants. We recruit, train, motivate, and retain employees who deliver excellent service to the Atchison community.

Human Resources supports the management of the City’s most valuable resource: its employees. This includes managing:

  • Screening and hiring of personnel
  • Employee records
  • Personnel policies and procedures
  • Safety administration
  • Employee relations
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Benefits communication
  • Positive recognition programs

Our Mission

We are also committed to providing and supporting quality training programs. We value professional development and believe that training prepares employees to meet day-to-day and long-term challenges. Human Resources facilitates in-house training opportunities as well as encourages employees to seek training opportunities through their professional associations and trade organizations.

NOTE: This department is not a community-wide workforce agency.


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is federal and state law and City policy that precludes discrimination in employment. It prohibits harassment or discrimination due to a person’s ancestry, age, breastfeeding, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, marital status, medical condition, military and veteran’s status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religious creed, sex or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances.

Human Resources

515 Kansas Ave.
KS, 66002
Laura McNemee ~ Human Resources Director

Working for the City means working in a relaxed, professional atmosphere with co-workers committed to doing the right thing every day. We offer great benefits and the opportunity to make a difference.