Welcome to SDHR
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.
City's Guidance on Gender Identity in the Workplace
This document defines the City of Seattle's expectations for welcoming and supporting transitioning, gender diverse and transgender City employees. It also serves as a roadmap for transitioning employees and their supervisors and coworkers. The goal is a safe and productive workplace environment for all employees.
These guidelines are consistent with the City's commitment to RSJ and Workforce Equity.
More information can be found here: Gender Identity Guidance.
We created the new Workforce Equity Division in response to Mayor Ed Murray's Executive Order (EO) 2015-02: Workforce Equity Initiative. The order instructed SDHR and the Seattle Office of Civil Rights (SOCR) to expand the scope and reach of the City's efforts to achieve equity for City employees.
Please visit the City's Workforce Equity web page for more information.
Paid Parental Leave (PPL)
Paid Family Care Leave (PFCL)
Paid Family Care Leave Bea's Law (PFCL-Bea's Law)