Contact Human Resources

200 Lincoln Avenue, 2nd Floor (map)
PO Box 909
Santa Fe, NM  87504-0909


8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Bernadette Salazar
Department Director

Carmelina Spears
HR Administrative Manager

Monica Acevedo
Human Resources Supervisor

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The Human Resources team at the City of Santa Fe places a premium on key values such as accountability, integrity, honesty, teamwork, respect, trust, excellence, positivity, continuous learning, and innovation. Our overarching vision centers around cultivating strong, trust-based connections with our valued employees, fostering an inclusive atmosphere that embraces diversity, and promoting a culture of respect throughout our organization. We are deeply committed to treating every individual with the utmost respect, and we are dedicated to fostering a positive and uplifting workplace environment. Our pursuit of excellence is rooted in providing innovative services and continually nurturing opportunities for growth and development. Above all, we hold ourselves accountable by upholding ethical standards and doing what is right, even when no one is watching.


The City of Santa Fe’s Human Resources team provides a wide range of services to all employees.

Our Services include:
  • Administering employee benefits
  • Ensuring compliance with City ordinances, rules, and regulations
  • Ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and Local employment laws
  • Maintaining employment records
  • Providing consultation on sound human resource management principles
  • Providing internal and external opportunities for training and development
  • Recruiting for all City departments


The City Offers Generous Employee Benefits, including:
  • Medical, dental, life, and legal insurance for employees and dependents,
  • Retirement benefits through the New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association,
  • Employee assistance, employee wellness, and deferred compensation programs,
  • Premium only and flexible spending plans, and
  • Generous paid leave and holidays.


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