The Administration Division supports the general management and administrative activities necessary to make Public Works function as a cohesive organization. These include policy development, labor relations, human resources, training and career development, budgeting, fiscal administration, payroll, community relations, customer service, and information systems. Administration continually re-evaluates business practices and operations to ensure that Public Works maximizes service delivery and customer service while minimizing costs.

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Doing Business with DPW

The Administration Division includes the Business Services Division, which is responsible for managing all payments from the public and payments to vendors.

Employment Opportunities

The Administration Division's Human Resources group manages all employee hiring processes, payroll and benefits, personnel matters, and training and development.

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire Street
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800

Hours of Service


Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm
24 hour emergency
telephone 617.349.4862

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