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Human Resources



Mission Statement

  • Provide exceptional service to the public, employees and City departments.
  • Support the mission of each City department by attracting, developing and retaining a progressive and effective workforce that will deliver premier municipal services to the community.
  • Promote career development, personal well-being and professionalism in employee conduct.

Departmental Role

The Human Resources Department provides a full range of human resources services for the City’s employees and its various departments. Human resources activities include recruitment and selection of candidates to fill vacant positions; establishment and review of position classification and compensation; equal employment opportunity compliance; performance evaluation program; training; organizational development and employee development; administration of employee benefits, services, and programs; personnel record keeping; labor relations; and employee relations, including discipline and administration of Federal and State employment laws.

Administrative Services Division: 

The Administrative Services Division provides administrative oversight and leadership to all the divisions of the Human Resources Department. The Division establishes organizational human resource policy and ensures City compliance with all Federal and State employment laws. Functions include departmental budget preparation and fiscal tracking; monitor staff report preparation; maintenance and operation of automated HR/Payroll information systems; management of the department’s records retention and the facilitation of the Santa Monica Personnel Board.  


Christina Winting - Interim Director of Human Resources / Chief People Officer
Grace Quitzon - Senior Human Resources Analyst
Carolyn Connolly  - HR IS Analyst
Tatiana Morrison - Executive Administrative Assistant
Les Brown - Staff Assistant III

Organizational Development and Employee Benefits Division: 

The Organizational Development and Employee Benefits Division  The division facilitates training and organizational development opportunities within the City of Santa Monica to provide professional development for employees and enhance the organizational structure.  The Division also coordinates, administers, and provides information related to employee health benefits, new employee orientation, deferred compensation, and retirement. 


Christina Winting        -    Human Resources Manager   
Carla Alba    - Organizational Development & Training Administrator
Michelle Wilson  -  Organizational Development & Training Coordinator
Jennifer Yazzie  - Staff Assistant III
Stephanie Swofford               - Senior Human Resources Analyst
Jennifer Garcia  -        Benefits Specialist
Diane Esquivel  -  Benefits Specialist
Chuck Palacio                 - Fiscal Technician

Labor and Employee Relations Division: 

The Labor and Employee Relations Division negotiates and administers labor agreements with the City’s various employee associations; provides assistance to departments regarding employee performance issues and disciplinary matters; and investigates employee complaints.  Additionally, the Division administers the interactive/reasonable accommodation process and monitors compliance of various leave programs such as Family and Medical Leave and California Family Rights Act. 

Shawn Weiske  -      Human Resources Manager
Ericka Reinke  -    Senior Human Resources Analyst
Sarah Rebensdorf  -      Senior Human Resources Analyst   
Doris Mejia  - Human Resources Analyst
Inshirah Mabson  - Human Resources Analyst
Amy Ly          -      Administrative Staff Assistant

Employment and Classification Division: 

The Employment and Classification Division manages the recruitment, selection and certification of qualified candidates for employment opportunities with the City of Santa Monica. Staff provides a consultative approach to City departments when delivering these services to assist them in meeting their staffing needs as well as serving the public in their search for employment with the City of Santa Monica.  The division also manages the classification and compensation systems to ensure classifications are up to date and that positions are appropriated compensated. 

Bill Friedel                   -     Human Resources Manager
Amanda Elek-Truman  -      Senior Human Resources Analyst   
Mia Jensen     -      Human Resources Analyst   
Rebecca Ortiz     -      Human Resources Analyst   
Merle Wynn     -      Human Resources Analyst   
Rosie Cruz     -      Human Resources Analyst
Aaron Harris  -      Human Resources Technician   
Elsa Arce   -      Human Resources Technician

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