Department of Human Resources

Program Description:
The major functions of this program are to audit personnel transactions for compliance to laws, rules and regulation; to classify positions; to recruit for qualified applicants; to handle labor relations matters in a timely, efficient, economic and judicious manner; and to advise departments on Civil Service laws, rules and regulations. The Civil Service Commission hears appeals from the actions of the Director of Human Resources and other appointing authorities and advises the Mayor and the Director of problems concerning personnel administration. This program endeavors to provide the members of the commission with opportunities to keep abreast with the latest developments in public personnel administration throughout the United States.

Mission Statement:
To provide quality service to the public, our employees and to all county department/agencies which will enhance the achievement of their goals.


Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Department of Human Resources
  •  Business hours will be from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and visits will be by appointment only;
  • Individuals who require assistance with completing an online job application may call (808) 241-4956 for assistance, and there is no longer a desktop computer for use in the lobby;
  • Only one (1) person will be allowed in the lobby at any given time in order to practice social distancing;
  • Job candidates who are not located on Kauai may be eligible for virtual written tests if a subsequent in-person performance test is not required.

Contact Information

Photo of Annette L. Anderson, Director of Human Resources

Annette L. Anderson

Department of Human Resources
4444 Rice Street, Suite 140
Lihue, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi, 96766

Phone: (808) 241-4956
Fax: (808) 241-6593

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Department Goals

  1. Establish eligible lists on a timely basis.
  2. Classify positions on a timely basis.
  3. Develop a highly qualified and effective staff and enhance their personal growth.
  4. Develop and maintain an effective Civil Service Commission.
  5. Effectively handle labor relations responsibilities - contract negotiation and contract administration.
  6. Timely and accurately audit personnel transactions for compliance with personnel laws, rules and regulations.