January 8, 2018 – Seth Schapiro will start as Nevada County’s Director of Human Resources later this month on January 29th.  Seth has over thirty years of experience in labor relations and organizational development, including over seventeen years as the head of Human Resources for a labor organization.  As a consultant for both private and governmental agencies, Seth has diagnosed organizational needs and the strategic steps to implement change.  He has been hired to facilitate negotiations, and help the County continually improve its effectiveness.

As a principle leader in the restructuring and consolidation of nine public employee unions into one large organization, he developed, implemented and supervised all aspects of the new operational structure and the Human Resources and Labor Relations program. Seth has developed programs and conducted training for over 5,000 employees in areas such as communication, strategic planning, negotiation training, and employment law training.

Seth’s experience has shown that both transparency and collaboration are core ingredients to a successful human resources and labor relations system. He holds a degree from UC Berkeley, and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. In addition to his certification and education, Seth is a trained mediator and facilitator.