Welcome to the City of Santa Cruz Human Resources Department.

Our office is open Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.     

Lisa Murphy, Director of Human Resources

HR Dept. Email
HR Staff Directory

809 Center St., Rm.6
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Ph: 831-420-5040
Fx. 831-420-5041

The Human Resources team offers support services for City departments and employees including:

  • Recruitment
  • Benefits
  • Employee Relations
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Employee Development
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Our vision:
The Human Resources Department will be an irreplaceable strategic partner and trusted advisor to our client City employees and departments, seeking opportunity for collaboration and consensus building while supporting each other when taking risks and pursuing innovation.

Our mission:
The Human Resources Department supports the City in delivering excellent services to our community by recruiting and hiring the best people. We will foster a positive and supportive work environment by providing current and pertinent information, sound advice and counsel, and advocating for fair compensation and benefits. Our help resolving issues and building consensus, along with our current expertise in applicable directives, makes us a trustworthy resource for City departments, employees, and each other. In these ways, we will find not just the "right" answer but the best resolution.