Human Resources

Contact Information: 

Charles Thompson, Director of Human Resources
501 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-8015
F: (304) 348-8055


Mailing Address: 

P.O. Box 2749
Charleston, WV 25330

Hours of operation: 

Monday thru Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

The Charleston Human Resources Department strives to attract personnel to city service who possess the highest ability and integrity; to provide administrative support to city personnel consisting of promotions, transfers, layoffs, removal, discipline, classification, compensation and benefit provision; to foster and maintain an equitable, fair and safe employment environment through its internal policies as well as by adhering to all relevant employment and wage laws.

Recruiting and Workforce Development

Miranda Rutledge, Assistant Director of Human Resources (304) 348-8000 ext. 298
Karen Thaxton, HR Coordinator (304) 348-8000 ext. 150
Tim Campbell, Safety Coordinator (304) 348-6850
Amy Young, Staff Assistance (304) 348-8000 ext. 152

Compensation and Benefits
Maria Jones, Benefits & Compliance Manager (304) 348-8000 ext. 290
Cheryl Beasley, Payroll Administrator (304) 348-8000 ext. 154
Cathy Ingram, Sr. Staff Assistant (304) 348-8000 ext. 215


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

The Human Resources Department provides support services for all civil service and at-will personnel for all city departments. The services provided include:

  • Employee benefits
  • Employee relations
  • Employee evaluations
  • Workforce diversity/goal setting and monitoring
  • Recruitment
  • Job description and classification
  • Record maintenance and audit
  • Other personnel related programs
  • Risk Management
  • Drug & Alcohol Testing Program

The overall objective of the Human Resources Department of the City of Charleston is to attract and retain a qualified workforce representative of a diverse community in order to deliver services to all citizens of Charleston.