Skip to main navigation Skip to main content

Who We Are

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, maintaining employee records, creation of job classifications and salary computation.

Programs &
Services

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 are held at 275 East Main Street in Frankfort in the Health Services Building and are open to the public. It is a secure building so if you are not a state employee please call (502) 564-6663 option 5 in advance of the meeting to request a security escort.

The next meeting has been scheduled for March 10, 2020 from 1-2 p.m.

Minutes

  • Jan. 1 - New Year's Day
  • Jan. 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
  • Apr. 19 - Good Friday (half day)
  • May 27 - Memorial Day
  • July 4 - Independence Day
  • Sept. 2 - Labor Day
  • Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
  • Nov. 28-29 - Thanksgiving
  • Dec. 24-25 - Christmas
  • Dec. 31- New Year's Day

LHD Human Resources Related Websites

Federal

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

State

Administrative Office of the Courts

Attorney General - Open Records Laws

KY Department of Labor

KY Employees Health Plan

KY Retirement Systems

Licensure

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

Miscellaneous

Flexible Benefits Company

Job Accommodation Network

Kentucky Association of Counties

Kentucky Health Department Association

Kentucky Public Health Association

TRAIN