When transitioning to work in a new city, it can be difficult to keep track of each contract provision and make sure all your needs are met. The California City Management Foundation (CCMF) offers a sample employment agreement written for City Managers, by City Managers, to ensure clarity and set the ground rules for a long and happy partnership.

CCMF has updated this resource in March 2019 to ensure the document properly reflected language involved in Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California. Click/tap the links below to download the Model Employment Agreement (PDF & Word) and the Companion Doc (PDF & Word).