Meet the Human Resources Team

Department of Human Resources
City Hall  |  24 Eagle St, Albany, NY 12207
Room 301 and 309
Phone: (518) 434-5049
Office Hours: 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday

Sandy Coleman
Senior Personnel Assistant
Contact: 518-434-5284
Sandy is responsible for all Civil Service Administration, including civil service exams, eligible list establishment, developing job descriptions, and all other civil service related transactions. She currently serves as the Secretary to the Civil Service Commission. Sandy joined the HR team in April 2014. With 7 previous years of NYS Civil Service experience Sandy is our resident expert on all things Civil Service. In her free time Sandy enjoys going to movies, reading, listening to music and is an amazing DJ.

Vickie LaFleur
Staff Assistant
Contact: 518-434-5284
Vickie assists with health insurance administration, retirement oversight, unemployment benefits, and is the initial point of contact for all questions regarding employee benefits. Vickie is also responsible for new employee onboarding. She has worked with the HR department since March 2014, but has worked for the City since 1996. In her spare time, Vickie enjoys water sports and hiking.

Deyja Fredericks
Administrative Assistant

Contact: 518-434-5049

In her job, Deyja Fredericks wears many hats. Much of her day is spent helping constituents—on the phone, by email, and in person – get what they need regarding job-related matters.

“I’m the person you ask if you need to learn about benefits, exams, or jobs with the City of Albany,” Deyja says. In-house, she helps staff with payroll information, HR self-service, or help with accessing tax forms. While at SUNY Oswego, she worked in in the University’s Center for Urban Schools, which placed college students pursuing a career in education into urban classrooms. Before landing in Human Relations, she worked in Youth & Workforce Services and Vital Statistics with the City of Albany. “Having different City jobs has given me perspective,” she says. “I can’t always answer a question, but I know who can. People want small town service and big city opportunities. That’s what I always try to provide.”


Tatiana Diaz
Human Resources Generalist

Contact: 518-434-5049

Tatiana Diaz, a Human Resources Generalist, is a manager who oversees the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources Office. She had left HR to work as an executive assistant for Capital Bank, but returned to the City in 2018 and moved into a managerial position. “Public service is what I want to do,” Tatiana says. “It’s not all about the bottom line.” Previously, Tatiana had worked at Albany Medical Center and in the City’s Department of General Services. In May 2019, Tatiana received her associate’s degree in public administration from Hudson Valley Community College and is now pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration at SUNY Empire State College, with a concentration in Human Resources Management. “I like helping people with every aspect of their job,” Tatiana says. “We’re there from the creation of a position to when someone retires.” She adds: “I enjoy problem-solving for people in the City. I live in Albany and I take pride helping serve the community.” In her free time, Tatiana likes to shop, go to boot camp class, and attend church.