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The Local Health Personnel Branch works to ensure employees in local health departments (LHDs) and applicants receive the highest quality human resource services. The branch specifically addresses employment counseling, applicant processing, maintaining and updating selection criteria, creation of job classifications and salary computation.

Programs &

This branch is responsible for personnel system operations and maintenance for 58 of Kentucky's 61 LHDs. It also provides support to the five-member Local Health Department Employment Personnel Council.

LHD Personnel Staff

(502) 564-6663
Krista Hamilton - Administrative Branch Manager
ext. 4106
Jason Boling - HR Administrator
ext. 4139
Carolyn Bond - HR Specialist III
ext. 4150

The merit system for LHDs is administered by the state Department for Public Health and establishes uniform personnel practices for Kentucky LHDs.

The merit system promotes recruitment of qualified individuals for the public health workforce, retains employees with a program of benefits and compensation and protects the rights of employees during their service.

Administrative regulations for various aspects of personnel management and administration are developed under the authority and provisions of Kentucky Revised Statute 211.1755 and apply to 58 of Kentucky’s 61 health departments. Excluded from the regulations are the Louisville-Jefferson County Health Department, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department and the Northern Kentucky District Health Department which are governed by separate statutory authority and personnel programs.

This website provides information for local health department employees, state offices, potential applicants for employment and the general public regarding the personnel program and policies for local health departments.

Local Health Department Information

 Local Health Department Merit Personnel Council

Local Health Department Merit Personnel Council meetings currently are being held via Zoom. 


LHD Holidays 


  • Jan. 1 - New Year's Day
  • Jan. 18- Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
  • April 2- Good Friday (half day)
  • May 31- Memorial Day
  • July 5 - Independence Day
  • Sept. 6 - Labor Day
  • Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
  • Nov. 25-26 - Thanksgiving
  • Dec. 23-24 - Christmas
  • Dec. 30-Dec 31 - New Year's Day
LHD Human Resources Related Websites


Americans With Disabilities

The Family and Medical Leave Act

FMLA Regulations

US Department of Immigration Services

US Department of Labor

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


Administrative Office of the Courts

Attorney General - Open Records Laws

KY Department of Labor

KY Employees Health Plan

KY Retirement Systems


Kentucky Board of Nursing

National Council of State Boards of Nursing - All state licensure lookup

KY Office of Occupations and Professions, License Boards and Verifications

Nurse Licensure Compact States - National Council of State Boards of Nursing


Flexible Benefits Company

Job Accommodation Network

Kentucky Association of Counties

Kentucky Health Department Association

Kentucky Public Health Association