Human Relations / DEI

The city of Winston-Salem Human Relations/Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Department is committed to the philosophy of inclusion, equal opportunity, and fair treatment in employment, housing, and public accommodations by providing, facilitating, promoting, anticipating, studying, and recommending programs, projects, feedback, and actions for the elimination of discrimination in municipal programs and services, as well as 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.


City of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County ERAP - COVID Related Assistance

City of Winston-Salem RUMA Program - COVID Related Assistance

Eviction Diversion Mediation Program Flyer

Winston-Salem Selected to Study Barriers for Postsecondary Students

Human Relations Commission Issues Statement on National Unrest

Webinar:  New America-Displaced in Forsyth County

2020 High School Race Relations Forum

41st 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 2021 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.

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    Eviction Diversion Packet Offers Resources for Those Facing Eviction

    A group of community organizations convened by the Human Relations Department has created an Eviction Diversion Packet with information and resources to help residents facing eviction. Read more...