The Payroll Division is responsible for the oversight of all payroll activities including accurate and timely payments to all city and school employees as well as the related employee and employer taxes, deductions, wage reporting and collective bargaining compliance issues.

The Payroll Division performs a critical support to the operations of the city:

  • Verifies the accuracy, approvals, and supporting documentation for payroll submissions from each department on a weekly basis;
  • Processes all permanent and temporary changes made to the payroll system and verifies all wage computations;
  • Processes properly authorized withholding changes that as requested by Human Resources, a court order, or the employee;
  • Calculates retro pay when appropriate, including payments for union contract settlements.

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday Evening: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Phone:  617-466-4240
Fax:  617-466-4249


Chelsea City Hall, Room #213

500 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150
United States
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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Donna Rowe Supervisor of Payroll 617-466-4246
Bernadette Rich Payroll Specialist  617-466-4245