Mayor Chris Beutler today announced the appointment of Douglas McDaniel, the current Director of Human Resources for BryanLGH Health Systems, as the new Director of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Personnel Department, effective January 3, 2012.
"Doug brings extensive experience as a top level human resources professional to this important position and we are lucky to have a new Director of his caliber working for the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County," Mayor Beutler said.
McDaniel has served the BryanLGH Human Resources Department since 1984, first as Assistant Director and as Director since 1991. McDaniel studied Health Administration and Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received his master’s degree in Business Administration through Walden University.
"I am honored to be invited to join Mayor Beutler’s team," McDaniel said, "I know that there are excellent people working for both the City and Lancaster County and I look forward to working with them and serving this community."
The Personnel Department is responsible for the recruitment, testing and selection of applicants for County and City positions. It coordinates training, conducts salary surveys, performs classification studies and recommends compensation. The department also is responsible for labor relations, maintaining employee records, administering drug and alcohol testing, and administration of the police and fire pension, group insurance and all employee benefit programs. The department includes the Risk Management division, which administers workers compensation for City employees and liability, property and casualty insurance.
The appointment will require approval of the City Council and County Board. Assistant City Attorney Don Taute has been serving as Acting Director since the resignation of Mark Koller last week.