Human Resources / Risk Management

Address: 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253
Tel: (770) 288-6000 / Fax: (678) 814-4559
Director: Doris Patterson

Current Openings

Human Resources is dedicated to meeting the needs of the County’s employees in a manner that is collaborative, results-oriented and customer-focused. Human Resources values the diversity of its 1500 employees and strategically partners with County leadership to provide quality, innovative and customer-driven human resources programs and services to support County goals. The department is responsible for the formulation and administration of personnel policies; recruitment, referral and selection of applicants to fill County jobs; administration of the position classification and pay plan; and administration of employee benefits, health and wellness, employee relations and equal employment opportunity (EEO) programs.

The Department of Human Resources strives to serve as the hub of human resources expertise for Henry County by providing integrated, professional human resources services and programs, allowing the County’s leadership to focus on the day-to-day priorities associated with meeting the needs of Henry County residents.

  • Employee Benefits
  • E-Verify
  • Employment Rights
  • ADA Contact
  • Risk Management

Employee Benefits

Employees are paid every other Friday – 26 pay periods per year. Insurance premiums are deducted only 24 times a year. For specific benefit topics, please select from the categories below.

Annual Leave

Annual Leave (vacation) is earned as follows:

  • 0 months – 5 years: 10 days per year
  • 6 years – 15 years: 15 days per year
  • 16 years – 20 years: 20 days per year
  • 21 years and over: 23 days per year

Sick Leave is earned at the rate of one day per month for a total of 12 days per year.

Employees receive nine paid holidays per year.

Insurance benefits are offered to employees working over 32 hours per week.

New employees are eligible for insurance coverage on the first day of the month following one full month of employment.

Provisions and rates are subject to change.

For more information concerning Henry County Benefits you can visit www.houze.org/henrycounty

Blue Cross

Dental coverage is provided free to the employee. Employees can enroll spouse and children up to age 26 for $51.28 per month.

Health Insurance-Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kaiser

Life Insurance

The county provides life insurance for each employee. The amount is equal to one year's salary.

Long-Term Disability

The county provides long-term disability for each employee. The benefit starts after the employee is out of work for six months and continues until age 65.


 is managed by GEBCorp. Employees are required to contribute a percentage of annual salary for the Defined Benefit Program. Also available is an optional 457b Deferred Compensation Program.

Supplemental Insurance

Supplemental Insurance may be purchased and payroll deducted. These include:


  • Additional Life Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Flex Spending Account
  • Medical
  • Day Care


Henry County offers vision coverage through Blue View Vision Eye Med Network.

  • Single: $6.89 per month
  • Employee + Spouse: $12.06 per month
  • Employee + Children: $13.08 per month
  • Family: $19.85 per month

Henry County’s E-Verify Identification Number for the Employee Eligibility Verification Program is #46460.

The E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program (EEV) involves verification checks of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases, using an automated system to verify the employment authorization of all newly hired employees, regardless of citizenship, after completion of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9).  Henry County has been complying with E-Verify since July 2007.

Employment Rights

ADA Contact:
Tyler Price
ADA Coordinator
Henry County
140 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253
Tel: (770) 288-6000
Risk Management:

Risk Management strives to serve county government through the reduction of liability risks, as well as ensure a safe working environment for county employees. Risk Management accomplishes this objective through the provision of risk assessment, safety awareness, and internal analysis services.

The Risk Management Director for Henry County administers the County's property and casualty insurance program, administers various liability matters relating to the County and its employees, and provides loss control services.

The Risk Management Director for Henry County also coordinates administration of the Workmen's Compensation Program as the Safety Officer.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities

The County Safety Officer's primary duties and responsibilities are to:

  • Investigate Workman's Compensation injuries and vehicle accidents
  • Coordinate day-to-day administration of pending insurance claims
  • Identify risks and unsafe working conditions
  • Coordinate with departments to eliminate workplace risks and associated liability risks to visiting customers
  • Conduct safety inspections of county workplaces, buildings and facilities
  • Performs safety training (safe driving skills, CPR, Highway flagging, etc.) to county departments
  • Perform county vehicle safety inspections and follow-up recommendations