Former CalHR Director Julie Chapman (left) and Acting CalHR Director Richard Gillihan
CalHR Director Julie Chapman will be retiring immediately, effective as of close of business Friday, Feb. 28th, as announced in a press release on Feb. 27th by CalGovOpps Secretary Marybel Batjer. Deputy Director Howard Schwartz will be stepping down as well.
Department of Finance Program Budget Manager Richard Gillihan will step in as acting director of CalHR. CalHR Labor Relations Assistant Deputy Director Pam Manwiller will act as interim deputy director.
As excluded employees rely on the Legislature and CalHR to set their compensation and working conditions, any time there is a shift in leadership we are presented with the potential for new gains and new losses.
ACSS will continue working with our existing and new contacts at CalHR to maintain and improve their response to excluded employee needs throughout this transition.