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(PLACERVILLE, CA) – El Dorado County Chief Administrator Don Ashton today announced the hiring of Tameka Usher as the County’s new Director of Human Resources. Usher begins July 10th, 2017.
"The County is fortunate to have someone of Tameka’s ability to lead the Human Resources Department on behalf of our nearly 1,850 employees," said Ashton. "She is highly regarded for being able to collaborate with county leaders throughout the State in regards to public sector human resources policies to reach decisions and outcomes that are for the greater good of an organization."
Usher has more than 16 years of public sector human resources experience. She has experience in recruiting and selecting managers, and professional, general maintenance and administrative classifications; developing and administering written, oral and performance examinations; assessing human resources program effectiveness and implementing process and program improvements; and employee training and development in areas including EEO, sexual harassment prevention, supervisory, classification, compensation, increasing human effectiveness, and fundamentals of human resources. The majority of her professional career has been spent serving as a project manager in a consulting capacity to counties, cities and special districts throughout the United States.
Usher also managed the Merit System Services (MSS) contract with the California Department of Human Resources. She managed a team of human resources professional and technical staff that provided direct support to 27 California County Departments of Social Services and Child Support Services, providing all recruitment/selection, classification, reduction in force, and general human resources support. The MSS contract also included a provision of auditing the human resources practices of the remaining 31 counties in California.
"As the County of El Dorado strives to become The Gold Standard of public service, I am honored to have the opportunity to ensure the Human Resources Department is a collaborative partner that balances programmatic, transaction and strategic human resources services," said Usher.