Essay The Department Of Health And Human Services

1764 Words Dec 9th, 2016 8 Pages
BACKGROUND
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides important services to Nebraskans. DHHS is Nebraska’s largest state agency, responsible for nearly one-third of state government in terms of its approximate 5,500 employees and over three billion-dollar budget. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Courtney Phillips directs the responsibilities and work of the department with direct oversight of six divisions and eight operational areas. The six division directors report to Ms. Phillips and include Behavioral Health, Children and Family Services, Developmental Disabilities, Medicaid and Long-Term Care, Public Health, and Veterans’ Homes. Operational areas include Communications and Legislative Services, Information Systems and Technology, Legal Services, Human Resources and Development, Support Services, Internal Audit and Operations Consulting.
Human Resources and Development (HRD) provides support to Department employees and managers across the state, including staffing requests for position reclassification and salary grade adjustments; analysis of staffing plans; payroll, workers’ compensation and benefits; employee and labor relations; employee recognition, recruitment, selection, placement, retention and succession planning; and the Employee Assistance Program. In addition, HRD is responsible for training coordination, staff development, leadership and supervisory training, and meeting and team facilitation. The mission of DHHS Human Resources is…

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