Specialist Takes Over as New El Dorado County Human Resource Director

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 07, 2017 / comments

[Carla Hass, EDC]

(PLACERVILLE, CA) – El Dorado County Chief Administrator Don Ashton today announced the hiring of Tameka Usher as the County’s new Director of Human Resources. Usher begins July 10th, 2017.

“The County is fortunate to have someone of Tameka’s ability to lead the Human Resources Department on behalf of our nearly 1,850 employees,” said Ashton. “She is highly regarded for being able to collaborate with county leaders throughout the State in regards to public sector human resources policies to reach decisions and outcomes that are for the greater good of an organization.”

Usher has more than 16 years of public sector human resources experience. She has experience in recruiting and selecting managers, and professional, general maintenance and administrative classifications; developing and administering written, oral and performance examinations; assessing human resources program effectiveness and implementing process and program improvements; and employee training and development in areas including EEO, sexual harassment prevention, supervisory, classification, compensation, increasing human effectiveness, and fundamentals of human resources. The majority of her professional career has been spent serving as a project manager in a consulting capacity to counties, cities and special districts throughout the United States.

Usher also managed the Merit System Services (MSS) contract with the California Department of Human Resources. She managed a team of human resources professional and technical staff that provided direct support to 27 California County Departments of Social Services and Child Support Services, providing all recruitment/selection, classification, reduction in force, and general human resources support. The MSS contract also included a provision of auditing the human resources practices of the remaining 31 counties in California.

“As the County of El Dorado strives to become The Gold Standard of public service, I am honored to have the opportunity to ensure the Human Resources Department is a collaborative partner that balances programmatic, transaction and strategic human resources services,” said Usher. 


From the Cloud 

CPS HR Consulting: Tameka Usher MS, IPMA-CP

Tameka Usher has over eighteen years of experience in the field of public sector human resources. She has held a variety of positions in the public sector including Personnel Management Specialist, Employee Development Specialist, Senior Personnel Analyst and Principal Consultant in addition to her ongoing role as an Instructor. Her classroom instruction is enhanced by the work she performs as a Manager of Product of Services (Classification and Compensation and Merit System Services (MSS) Divisions) with CPS HR. Within the classification and compensation division, she regularly oversees and performs classification and compensation studies for clients. Additionally, within the MSS division, she manages a team that functions as the human resources department for 29 California County Departments of Social Services and Child Support Services and audits human resources practices for the remaining 29 California counties. 

As a practitioner and instructor, Tameka is able to share relevant and practical knowledge and skills that she bring to life with her dynamic training style. She teaches a variety of courses in the HR Academy Series offered through CPS HR. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations and a Masters in Human Resources and is an IPMA Certified Professional.

Tameka Usher teaches:

HR Academy: Classification and Compensation
Increasing Human Effectiveness



Golden Gate University - Master of Science (MS) Field Of Study Human Resources Management
Golden Gate University - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Field Of Study Human Relations