Human Resources Advisory Board

Regular Meetings
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • First Thursday of the month
  • New Castle County Government Center
    87 Read's Way
    New Castle, DE 19720
Members (one vacancy)
  • Patricia L. Purnell
  • O. Floyd Corbin



Board Responsibilities
The Human Resources Advisory Board represents the public interest in the merit system, devotes its efforts to the broader aspects of the program through studies, investigations, and recommendations, and advises the chief human resources officer, county executive and County Council on the improvement of human resources administration in county employment. The board also hears and acts upon all appeals as provided in Chapter 26 of this code.
Membership Requirements
The members of the board shall be residents of the county. They shall be persons of recognized character and ability whose experience provides knowledge of human resources practices and procedures, and knowledge and support of merit principles as applied to public employment. No member of the board shall be:
  • A member of any local, state, or national committee of a political party
  • An officer or a member of a committee of any partisan or political group
  • Shall hold or be a candidate for any political office
No more than two of the members shall be of the same political party. Board members are paid $50 per meeting for serving.

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