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New Human Resources Director

On October 10, Chris Peek will take over as director of Mecklenburg County's Human Resources Department.


September 28, 2007

Beginning October 10, Mecklenburg County government will have a new person in charge of human resources.

Beginning October 10, government will have a new person in charge of human resources.

County Manager Harry L. Jones Sr. announced today that Chris Peek will take over as director of the County's Human Resources Department. He will earn $120,000 per year.

Mr. Peek's appointment is a promotion from within the ranks of Mecklenburg County. He has been employed with Mecklenburg County as Senior HR Manager since September 2006. During that time, Peek's responsibilities have included leadership of the County's market based pay and rewards systems, employee and retiree benefits administration, as well as the direction of an employee services center.

Prior to joining Mecklenburg County, Peek spent 11 years with the Salvation Army Human Resources Department at its corporate headquarters in Atlanta, GA. This included seven years as the Associate Director of Human Resources, where he managed human resources operations for the corporation's 18,000 employees in 15 states. Peek is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and is certified as a professional in human resources (PHR) by the Society for Human Resources Management.

"Chris Peek has demonstrated his extensive knowledge and experience in human resources," said County Manager Harry Jones. "Chris also has proven that he is a good fit to lead the Human Resources Department in serving our customers and our employees."

"Mecklenburg County is a great place to work," said Peek. "I look forward to helping County employees meet their career goals, while ensuring County departments have the people they need to serve our customers and the community."

Mecklenburg County employs  nearly 5,000 full-time workers. The Human Resources Department works to increase employee motivation and satisfaction, enhance workforce retention and recruitment, increase employee knowledge, skills and abilities, and improve employee efficiency. The department has 54 employees and an annual budget of approximately $4.5 million.

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