Police Captain Will Take Over EP City H.R. Department
Captain Michael David, Services Commander for the East Providence Police Department, will take over administration of the city's embattled Human Resources Department. "Effective Monday, February 12, I am naming Police Captain Michael David as Acting HR Director," City Manager Timothy Chapman told the City Council tonight at the February 6th council meeting. "The H.R. department will have two analysts and one Acting Director for now. Captain David will run the department and report directly to me," said Chapman.
The H.R. Department has been without a Director since former Director Kathleen Waterbury left after receiving a $575,000 insurance settlement for harassment against former city officials.
"I offered Captain David to the City Manager," said Police Chief Christopher Parella after the meeting. "The Captain is very qualified and experienced and will smooth things along until the city is ready to move forward. The Captain will report to the Manager but is still within the Police Department hierarchy," said Chief Parella. "He should be very capable of operating the day to day needs of Human Resources," added the Chief.