Human Resources Investigations Unit

To promote equity, accountability, and fairness through our professional, compassionate, and ethical investigations.

The Human Resources Investigations Unit (HRIU) is an independent investigative unit. HRIU was created in response to the City of Seattle employees' request for a fair and unbiased investigations group.

HRIU investigates complaints and alleged violations of applicable City Personnel Rules, and/or related policies. This includes allegations of harassment, discrimination, and misconduct. Any current or former City of Seattle employee, their management, Human Resources representative, union representative, or shop steward may request an HRIU investigation.

HRIU uses Trauma-Informed investigation practicess to ensure that employees are treated compassionately and fairly through all phases of the investigation process.

To learn more about HRIU, view this backgrounder.

To reach the HRIU team, please contact us by email through or call us (206) 733-9888.

Human Resources

Kimberly Loving, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5500, Seattle, WA , 98124
Mailing Address: PO Box 34028, Seattle, WA, 98124-4028
Phone: (206) 684-7999
Fax: (206) 684-4157

The Human Resources Department provides human resource services, tools, and expert assistance to departments, policy makers, employees, and the public so that the City of Seattle's diverse work force is deployed, supported, and managed fairly to accomplish the City's business goals.