Human Relations

The Winston-Salem Human Relations Commission / Human Relations Department (WSHRC/HRD) educates, provides, facilitates, promotes, anticipates, studies, and recommends programs, projects, feedback, and actions for the elimination of discrimination in any and all fields of human relationships.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Winston-Salem’s employment practices are guided by federal, state, and local rules and regulations guaranteeing employment opportunities to all persons without regard to and prohibiting discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, religion, political affiliation or beliefs, national origin or handicap, unless a bona fide occupational qualification exists.

View the online Jobs listing and employment application.

Requests for Reasonable Accommodation

The City is subject to certain provisions within the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Should you have a question concerning the ADA, its application to the City, or a request for a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department or the City’s ADA Coordinator in the City Attorney’s Office for further information.

Human Relations Commission Issues Statement on National Unrest

40th Annual Student Human Relations Awards


Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and these unprecedented times, we were unable to hold our annual banquet to recognize and celebrate the 2020 Student Human Relations Awardees.  We invite you to watch this year’s virtual recognition of all of the great work these students are doing in our community.