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On March 5, 2019, Gavin Newsom appointed Eraina Ortega as the new Director of the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR). Ortega replaces the acting CalHR Director Adria Jenkins-Jones. ACSS has a long history of working closely with CalHR on ensuring that the rights and pay of all excluded employees are fair and protected. We are eager to build a strong relationship with Ortega in ongoing meetings to discuss matters that affect ACSS Members.
Ortega has served as inspector general in the Office of Audits and Investigations at the California Department of Transportation since 2018. She was chief deputy director of policy at the California Department of Finance from 2013 to 2017. Ortega was a senior legislative representative at the California State Association of Counties from 2008 to 2013. She served as legislative advocate and manager at the Judicial Council from 2001 to 2008 and as a policy analyst at the California Legislative Analyst’s Office from 1999 to 2001. Ortega earned a Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. Click here to read more about Ortega’s biography and qualifications.