- April 29, 2016
Carson City, NV – The Director of the Department of Administration, Patrick Cates, announced the selection of Peter Long as the Administrator for the Division of Human Resource Management (DHRM) effective April 25, 2016. Long has served as DHRM Deputy Administrator since 2004.
“We are fortunate to have such a high-caliber individual as Peter join our leadership team,” said Cates. “He has impressed me since we attended Certified Public Managers training together a decade ago. Peter’s strong knowledge of personnel issues and his management skills are impressive and an asset to the state. I’m confident Peter will work hard to continue the good work of his predecessor and maintain a strong focus on providing quality customer service in all aspects of human resource services.”
As the Division Administrator, Long will oversee all activities of human resources to include the following sections: Agency Human Resource Services; Central Payroll; Central Records; Compensation, Classification & Recruitment; Consultation &Accountability; Equal Employment Opportunity and Discrimination Investigation Unit; and the Office of Employee Development. Long will also work closely with the State Personnel Commission and carry out the provisions of chapter 284 of the Nevada Revised Statues and Nevada Administrative Code.
The Division provides highly complex and professional human resource services to directors, administrators, management, and employees in all departments of the State. Services include employee relations, grievances, discipline, succession planning, recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, policy development and enforcement, Family and Medical Leave Act leave management, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, catastrophic leave guidance, and rule development, interpretation and guidance. In addition, the Division provides direct, day to day HR services for 16 Departments encompassing 46 agencies.
In addition to Long’s work to improve and streamline processes for better customer service, he also wants to promote the state as a great place to work. “The state offers a lot of benefits and opportunities you can’t find in the private sector,” Long said. “Working in state government is a great way to help your fellow Nevadan, and offers lots of opportunity for a varied, yet stable, career path,” said Long.
Long received his Associates of Science degree in Business Administration from Yuba College and his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Sacramento State University. He is a Certified Public Manager from the State of Nevada and received certification in Mediation and Conflict Resolution from the University of Nevada, Reno.
The previous DHRM Administrator, Lee-Ann Easton now serves as the Department of Administration’s Deputy Director. Recruitment for a new DHRM Deputy Administrator position will begin immediately. To see all the available Nevada state job positions, click here: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/