About HR

Human Resources Mission Statement

Provide pro-active and responsive leadership, resources and a full-range of hire through retire services to support the mission, vision and values of Washoe County.

Laws & Regulations

Washoe County Department of Human Resources follows the Merit Personnel System.  Learn more about what employment laws and regulations and the Merit Personal System in Governance.  

Human Resources Services

The following is a general description of Human Resource functions and is not inclusive of all responsibilities of the Human Resources Department.

HR Administration

The Administrative Function supports the human capital budgeting activities; ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws; conduct workforce planning programs; support and enhance County diversity efforts; administer alternate staffing programs; and research, interpret, maintain, and develop County/employee agreements, ordinances, and Countywide human resource policies.

Health Benefits Team

The Health Benefits Team provides guidance and assistance to Washoe County employees and retirees with their Health Benefits. We strive to excel in the coordination, management, and support of the medical, health and wellness, and financial benefits available to Washoe County employees, retirees, and their eligible dependents.

Employee Services

The Employee Services Team is a service-oriented team dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to our county workforce both past and present.  Our areas of expertise include the interpretation, guidance, equitable administration, and maintenance of labor contracts, County Code, policy administration, classification and compensation plans, and employee personnel payroll services.  The team is the official guardian of employee records and is committed to promoting accuracy, confidentiality, and accessibility when responding to various types of reporting requests.   In addition, the team provides technical support, and learning and training services for the HR Information System (HRIS) aka SAP. 

Labor Relations

Washoe County has 11 labor association representing employees in the workforce. Please visit Labor Relations for detailed information about the Associations and their contracts.

Labor Relations handles all contract issues and/or progressive discipline.

Organizational Effectiveness

Washoe County’s Organizational Effectiveness team is responsible for employee development and training, organizational culture, recognition and engagement initiatives, diversity and inclusion, and creating a sense of belonging for all Washoe County employees.

Talent Management

The Talent Management Team is committed to using best practices, being innovative and progressive in recruiting top talent for positions at Washoe County. By utilizing technology, the Talent Management Team can provide qualified candidates to Washoe County departments for interviews in a timely manner. Pursuant to NRS, Washoe County is a Merit System, which requires candidates to compete to demonstrate their merit and fitness for positions and requires an open competitive recruitment process, using valid selection/testing instruments.  Human Resources provides equal employment opportunity based upon federal requirements specified in the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection. The Talent Management Team administers Washoe County recruitments and testing processes, provides Strategic Workforce Planning, Workforce Planning, Individual Development Plans, and related training.  

Important Links  

1001 East Ninth St, Reno, NV 89512      

Phone: 775 328-2081 Fax: 775 328-6119 Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Washoe County is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce that creates a sense of belonging for all employees and citizens, thereby encouraging persons from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for employment.  

Washoe County will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job levels without regard to race, religion or belief, gender, marital status or domestic partnership, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, genetic information (GINA), veteran status, political affiliation, membership in an employee association or union or any other protected class under applicable federal or state law.

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