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Katie Harvey is county’s new director of Personnel and Self Insurance

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 July 2020 at 9:35 am

Katie Harvey

ALBION – The county has hired Katie Harvey to be the new director of Personnel and Self Insurance. She succeeds Jack Welch, who became the county’s chief administrative officer on March 25.

Harvey worked with Welch as the deputy director of Personnel and Self Insurance beginning in March 2020. She started in the department as a personnel assistant in January 2014. Prior to working for the county, Harvey was an assistant manager of Five Star Bank in Albion.

Harvey has been trained in Albany at the NYS Civil Service Institute by the NYS Department of Civil Service. Her work with the county has included managing the Orleans County Self Insurance Plan claims, human resources for 400-plus employees as well as coordinating the scheduling of the county’s civil service examinations.

“Katie is well versed in the operations of Personnel and Self Insurance,” Welch said.

The Director of Personnel and Self Insurance is responsible for over 1,600 civil service classified positions, over 1,100 employees in the Orleans County Self Insurance Plan as well as over 600 volunteer firefighters.

“Katie has the ability to be an excellent administrator of the County’s Civil Service operations as well as the administrator of the Orleans County Self Insurance Plan,” Welch said. “I couldn’t think of a better person to lead this department in these challenging times.”

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