Meet Your Human Resources Director Nellie Satcher

February 4, 2022

Laurel HR Director Nellie Satcher likes to keep it short and sweet. She has been with the City of Laurel since October 9, 2017 and will celebrate her fifth anniversary overseeing the city’s human resources department later this year. She is a graduate of William Carey University where she earned a Master’s of Business Administration.

As the HR Director she directs and oversees the city’s personnel functions, including employee benefits management, recruitment, employee orientation, and employee relations.

She also provides current and potential city employees information about what benefits are available, assists employees in maximizing the use of their available benefits, acts as a liaison between employees and the representatives from insurance providers, assists employees with problems concerning their health insurance claims, and works with insurance providers to interpret and examine claims.

In addition to recruiting and on-boarding new employees and providing information to existing employees, she also researches issues and potential issues facing the city so that policy changes can be considered as needed to ensure that the city is in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations and that the city continues to implement best practices with regard to its employee policies.

Her goal for her department is to continue to “make it more efficient and to run more smoothly,” she explained. Her favorite part of her job is that it provides a daily challenge.

The City of Laurel, established as a lumber town in 1882, is conveniently situated approximately two hours from larger destination cities such as Jackson, Biloxi, New Orleans, and Mobile. In recent years, the city has become a destination all its own thanks, in part, to its starring role in HGTV’s popular “Hometown” series. As Laurel, and interest in it, continues to grow, we are committed to providing the resources necessary to help all of our residents and businesses reach their full potential.
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