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Human Resources

The New Kent County Human Resources Department supports the business of government by providing services to over 250 employees in personnel related functions.  The division oversees payroll administration; the assurance of compliance with all applicable employment and labor laws; recommendation, creation, and administration of employment practices, policies and procedures; and the negotiation and administration of employee benefit plans, workers compensation and risk management programs including safety and loss prevention. 

The department monitors and offers guidance in the administration of the employee performance and development system, which better links employee performance with the organization’s mission and goals.   It supports the County’s Equal Employment Opportunity efforts and directives to ensure the County maintains a policy of extending fair and impartial treatment to all of its current and former employees and applicants, conducts investigations of employee EEO complaints and partners with departments to resolve issues at the lowest possible level.  Furthermore, the department provides confidential assistance to all County sponsored employees and their significant others with work or personal related problems. Services include problem solving, support, and information and referral to appropriate resources.

 The department additionally supports the classic Human Resources functions including but not limited to:

  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Job Classification and Compensation Systems
  • Training & Development
  • Health and Benefits Plans
  • Employee Wellness Initiatives
  • Employee Relations
  • Safety at Work Programs
  • Workers Compensation
  • Risk Management

New Kent County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Us
Karen Wiscott
Human Resources Director

12007 Courthouse Cir.
P.O. Box 150
New Kent, VA 23124

Ph: (804) 966-8512
Fax: (804) 966-8591

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm