Deborah Sander has been named Omaha Human Resources Director
Omaha has a new Director of Human Resources. Mayor Jean Stothert has appointed Deborah Sander to the post.
Sander worked in the city’s finance and human resources departments for 28 years until she retired in December 2018.
The HR director recommended three finalists for the position of HR manager, including Sander.
She will take up the new position on October 21st with a salary of $ 162,000.
The mayor was quoted in a press release as saying, “Deb has made significant contributions to the city of Omaha for over two decades. She has excellent credentials in finance, recruitment and training, technology, employment and retirement policy. I am very excited to welcome Deb back again. Your experience is an asset to the City of Omaha, taxpayers and our employees. “
From 1990, Sander held various positions. She retired as Payroll Manager.
Before his retirement, Sander managed the implementation of a new personnel information system (HRIS). The system replaced a 30 year old payroll system, eliminated paperwork and data entry, and efficiently managed all HR processes including hiring, payroll, retirement and employee benefits.
She was also Chair of the DOTComm Oversight Committee (2012-2018).
The City of Omaha Pension Board approved Sanders’ monthly pension in December. In order to be able to return as HR manager, Sander returns the pension payments already received.
Sander holds a Masters of Business Administration majoring in Human Resource Management from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from Creighton University.
She replaces Tim Young, who stepped down in August.