The Town of Darien employs approximately 150 full-time paid employees, including six elected officials. In addition to paid employees, the Town has numerous volunteer Firefighters and EMS personnel. Many of the employee rights and benefits are contained in the Town's Employees' Guide and collective bargaining agreement(s).
The purpose of this Guide is to compile into one document the practices, policies, and procedures of the Town of Darien at the time of publication with respect to matters related to employment. The material in this Guide is intended to apply to every Town employee, however, if there is a conflict between this Guide and a contract negotiated between the Town and a union, the terms of the union contract will prevail. Every Town employee should read this Guide carefully and completely and become familiar with its provisions. Questions pertaining to anything contained in the Guide should be directed to an immediate supervisor or the Human Resources Department.
- Darien Police Association Contract (PDF) - The Darien Police Association represents patrol officers, sergeants, and lieutenants employed at the Police Department. Effective July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2026.
- Public Works Employee Union Contract - AFSCME (PDF) - The Darien Public Works Union represents most of the employees in the Highway, Sewer, and Parking Divisions of the Public Works Department, as well as the park maintainers in the Parks and Recreation Department. Effective July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2027.
- Town Hall Employees' Union Contract - UPSEU (PDF) - The Darien Town Hall Union represents most of the Town's clerical and technical employees. Effective July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2024.