Human Resources


Human Resources

Human Resources recruits, develops, and works to retain a diverse, well-qualified workforce that reflects the high standards of the community, and leads the City departments in positive employee relations, talent management, succession planning, and employee engagement.

The purpose of Human Resources is to:

  • Lead strategic planning to align employee skills, staffing, and productivity with City goals in order to deliver premier services to the community of Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • Support City departments and employees in achieving their key goals and objectives
  • Provide a range of services to City employees, including new employee orientation, staffing and recruitment management, talent and skill development, performance assessment, and safety and wellness programs
  • Deliver employee relations, compensation, job classification, risk management, and organization development services efficiently to City departments. 

Salary Schedules

The State Controller’s Government Compensation in California website provides information on employee pay and benefits for approximately 2 million positions at more than 5,000 public employers. Public employers annually report employee compensation to the State Controller’s Office. View and search employee job titles, build charts and graphics and download custom reports and raw data.

Memorandum of Understanding

Layoff Policy

Policy C92-05 Layoff of Employees

Council Appointee Agreements

CalPERS Valuation Reports

Employee Resources

Employee Links to Online COVID-19 Self-Assessments by Department

Administration (City Hall) –

Community Planning & Building (City Hall) –

Library (Harrison Memorial) –

Library (Park Branch) –

Public Safety –

Public Works –


The City has collected the following list of resources to help employees during this time of the COVID-19 virus. If you have any questions about benefits and services provided by the City, please contact Human Resources (; 831.620.2017). We’re here to help.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that’s listed below is provided through the City and is available to employees, the employee’s immediate family members (partner/spouse, children) and those living in the employee’s household. The EAP provides short-term counseling and referrals. It’s free and confidential. 

The other resources are provided through a variety of external entities. They aren’t recommendations but public information that employees and others can explore and use as they think appropriate.

Mental Wellness

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Provides short-term counseling and referrals. Confidential and free.

EAP – By phone:

Call 1-800-242-6220 

EAP – Website:

  1. Web:
  2. Employer key: carmel

EAP Overview:

There are times when everyone needs a little help or advice. The EAP through MHN can help you with things like stress, anxiety, depression, chemical dependency, relationship issues, legal issues, parenting questions, financial counseling, and dependent care resources.
– Unlimited free phone access 24/7
– In-person help for short-term issues; up to 3 sessions per incident per family
member per year and
– Unlimited web access 24/7 to helpful articles, resources, and self-assessment tools

Best of all, your EAP is completely confidential, free and available to any member of
your immediate household.


  • - Information from the State of California on COVID-19 information ranging from symptoms of the virus to financial resources.
  • Unemployment Insurance – How to file. Note: Possible eligibility for those with reduced hours.
  • Unemployment Insurance – Steps once you file.
  • Your Money: A Hub – New York Times article with COVID-19-related info from stimulus checks to mortgages. Note: You may need to set up a free account in order to access.

Guidance for Leadership and Management

Family, Couples, and Parenting Tips

Working from Home Tips

Domestic Violence Support

Information on COVID-19 for survivors, communities, and DV/SA programs (FUTU