SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert has announced a change in his cabinet as Jeff Herring, executive director of the Department of Human Resource Management, has accepted a position as chief human resource officer for the University of Utah.
“Jeff’s service to the state, to his agency and to the people of Utah is not only commendable; it’s extraordinary,” Herbert said. “Jeff Herring has clearly demonstrated the leadership and vision that contributed to Utah’s recognition as the Best Managed State by Governing magazine and the Pew Foundation.”
“It has been my privilege to work with four state governors, and an honor to be a member of Gov. Herbert’s cabinet,” said Herring.
A private employment law attorney, Herring joined the state staff as in-house counsel for the human resource department in 2002 during Gov. Michael Leavitt’s administration. In 2004, he was appointed executive director of the agency by Gov. Olene Walker.
Under his leadership, the formation of the Employee Resource and Information Center has helped the state realize workforce efficiency gains, while expanding customer service and improving the management of human resources.
Herring will remain at his post through the legislative session. An acting director will be named while a national search is conducted.
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