NEWS RELEASE   3/6/2012

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ERYCKA HUNTER BECOMES THE CITY'S NEW DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Flint, Michigan – March 6, 2012 – Erycka Hunter is serving as the city’s Director of Human Relations and Human Resources effective March 5. Hunter was appointed Director of Human Relations in September of 2010. In her expanded role, she now assumes the administrative oversight responsibilities of the Human Resources Department.

She replaces former Human Resources Director Gary Bates, whose temporary appointment expired on March 2.

Emergency Manager Michael Brown said Monday that the City continues to look for ways to cut costs and operate more efficiently. “As we address the city’s ongoing financial crisis, we must streamline our operations and find ways to reduce our expenses. Everyone is being asked to do more and Ms. Hunter now joins our growing list of managers who are overseeing more than one department,” said Brown.

Hunter will earn an annual salary of $70,000 in her new role. The Flint native and graduate of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee said Monday that she welcomes her dual responsibilities. “I have a passion for this community, so I am grateful that I will be able to continue my work with the public through the Human Relations Commission while also working with the employees of the city through my expanded role as Director of Human Resources. It’s a great opportunity.”



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