The Seattle Department of Human Resources provides services
for the City of Seattle's diverse workforce. We do this so that employees are managed fairly,
are well-trained, supported, and assigned job duties to accomplish City business
goals in a cost-effective, efficient and safe manner. Along with human resource
services, we also provide human resource tools, expert assistance and information
to our internal and external customers.
People are the City of Seattle's greatest asset. The Seattle Department of Human Resources
is responsible for centrally setting the pace for human resources services: identifying,
hiring, and retaining our dynamic, diverse workforce as well as developing and administering
our compensation and benefits program to create a quality employee experience.
New - Paid Parental Leave
The City of Seattle is pleased to announce that effective May 17, 2015, eligible City employees may receive up to four weeks (160 hours) paid leave to bond with their new child. To be eligible, an employee must have worked for the City of Seattle for at least six months and have experienced a qualifying event. The leave must be taken within 12 months of the childâ€™s birth or placement for adoption or foster care.
Please visit the City's Paid Parental Leave Program web page for more information and how to apply. Contact your department's Human Resources representative or Shauna Fitzner at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions. Shauna is available to answer any questions on this or other employee leave programs.