Human Resources

2024 Budget

2024 Budget


27.0 FTE

Department Overview:

The Human Resources (HR) Department seeks to maximize the city’s significant investment in people by fostering a culture and brand that embody our core values, and by aligning our workforce to best meet desired citywide business outcomes. This is done by providing services focused on improving the employee experience to attract, retain, and reward high performing staff at all levels of the city organization.

Department Programs:

Operating Budget (FY2022-24)

Expenditure by Program

Program Overview

Business Partnership & Operations

Business Partnership & Operations comprises the HR Business Partners (HRBPs) team, who work collaboratively with the city’s leadership to provide people-oriented solutions based on expertise in human resources and broad-based knowledge of the city operations. HRBPs assist in strategy development for the clients they support in areas such as hiring and selection, compensation and classification, retention and talent development, and employee/labor relations.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

HR's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program efforts include surveying and assessing organizational awareness of equity; establishing an Inclusiveness and Diversity Plan and Toolkit; and providing training and resources on equity-related topics.

HR Operations & Learning

HR Operations & Learning supports employees and managers across the city and executes foundational HR transactions ensuring timely and accurate workforce administration, onboarding, and offboarding. Learning delivers training solutions to city employees is aligned to the city’s organizational effectiveness framework.

HR Technology

Manages the department’s applications portfolio and the HR Information System (HRIS), provides people analytics services, and partners with Innovation & Technology to best enable HR services with technology.

Human Resources Strategy

HR Strategy is the HR leadership team that collaborates with employees and managers across the city to execute foundational HR transactions ensuring timely and accurate payroll, benefits, recruiting, onboarding, and offboarding. The team provides frontline customer service and triages employee issues to resolve appropriately.


HR Payroll collaborates with employees and managers across the city to execute foundational HR transactions ensuring timely and accurate payroll, benefits, onboarding, and offboarding.

Talent Acquisition

Talent Acquisition supports all departments in attracting and hiring the best talent to meet their business objectives. Talent Acquisition partners with Total Rewards to attract talent by promoting the city’s competitive compensation, benefits, and lifestyle perks and by establishing strong employer brand awareness.

Total Rewards

The Total Rewards team manages the City of Boulder employee compensation and benefit programs, including benefits selection and renewal strategies, open enrollment administration, benefits, Well-Being @ Work, and compensation and classification strategies and management.

Department Staffing

Expenditure by Fund