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.
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.
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 Human Resources Related Websites
- 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
Americans With Disabilities
The Family and Medical Leave Act
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