COMMISSIONER EVANS REAPPOINTED TO NACo LABOR COMMITTEE

COMMISSIONER EVANS REAPPOINTED TO NACo LABOR COMMITTEE

District 4 Commissioner D. Kent Evans has been reappointed to the National Association of Counties’ Labor and Employment Steering Committee. Evans was vice chair of the committee in 2007.

The Labor and Employment Steering Committee deals with all matters pertaining to employer-employee relations, including personnel policies and practices, merit systems, equal-employment opportunities, collective bargaining, pensions, fringe benefits, occupational safety, workers’ compensation and employment programs for counties across the United States.

The committee also reviews matters related to welfare reform, youth employment, public-service employment, vocational education, migrant and Native American programs, rural manpower challenges, employment security and unemployment insurance.

“Commissioner Evans will be a strong advocate for county issues on Capitol Hill,” said NACo Executive Director Larry Naake.

“I’m honored to continue my work on this important committee at the national level,” Evans said. “I pledge to work hard on the committee’s work and to continue to represent Doña Ana County and New Mexico at the national level.”

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