Harford HR head at Harvard

Harford HR head at Harvard (File photo, The Aegis / September 11, 2013)

Harford County human resources director Scott Gibson, who has served for seven years, will be leaving county government Oct. 1, Harford County Executive David Craig announced Thursday.

Gibson accepted a position as vice president of human resources with Melwood, a non-profit that creates jobs and opportunities to improve the lives of people with disabilities in the Greater Washington, D.C., area, according to a press release sent by the county.

"Over the last seven years, we have worked to make our HR processes more efficient and sustainable, ensuring that our commitments to our employees will continue to be met in the future while remaining fiscally responsible," Craig said in the release..

"I thank Scott for his seven years of service to county government, and wish him well in his future endeavors," Craig also said.


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Craig named senior assistant county attorney Deborah Duvall as acting human resources director. Her annual salary is $119,781; Gibson's was $115,370.

Since joining county government in January 1992, Duvall has represented the department on legal matters, including union negotiations, training, policy review, development, disciplinary actions, complaints and appeals, according to the release.

Duvall's appointment is a temporary measure while the county executive determines who he would like to have complete the term, county spokeswoman Sherrie Johnson said. 

There were no plans as of Thursday to name a new assistant county attorney in Duvall's place, Johnson said.