Lt. Governor Casey Cagle Appoints Unterman and Hill to Governor's Commission on Restructuring Department of Human Resources

February 5, 2008

(Atlanta, GA) – Today, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle announced the appointment of Senators Renee Unterman and Jack Hill to the Commission on Restructuring the Department of Human Resources (DHR) created by Governor Sonny Perdue.  The commission will make its recommendations in a report to the Governor and the General Assembly by July of this year.

“I am confident in the abilities of Senator Unterman and Senator Hill and appreciate their willingness to serve on this important commission,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.  “As we work hard to ensure that our citizens receive the best return for their investment, it is essential that we research ways to improve the structure of DHR and I am grateful to Governor Perdue for tackling this issue.”

The commission will recommend a plan to restructure DHR.  Such a recommendation may include combining, consolidating or separating divisions within DHR as well as the Department of Community Health (DCH) and the State Personnel Administration (SPA).