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O'Connell Nominates Human Resources Director

O'Connell Nominates Human Resources Director

Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell today nominated Meloney J. Sallie-Dosunmu to be Director of the Department of Human Resources.

Ms. Sallie-Dosunmu served as Global Human Resources Director for Thermo Fisher Scientific of Waltham, MA. and Senior Manager of Organizational Effectiveness and Talent at Just Born, Inc. She is Founder/Owner of Precision Talent International of Allentown and is a Facilitator/Moderator for Harvard Business Publishing and an Adjunct Instructor at DeSales University.

“Meloney is a very experienced and highly skilled human resources professional who will be a tremendous asset to city government,” said “O’Connell. “She has practiced and taught how to align people strategies to the needs of the organization and how to get the most out of people.”

“I am honored to be nominated by Mayor O’Connell,” said Sallie-Dosunmu. “I am really excited to have the good fortune to serve Allentown, my home of more than 20 years. I have practiced human resources all over the world, but I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to make an impact on my own city.”

The mission of the Department of Human Resources is to provide quality customer service in all personnel operations with integrity, responsiveness and sensitivity to all employees of the City of Allentown and other customers.

The Department of Human Resources works in partnership with all city departments to attract, motivate, retain, manage and develop qualified productive employees. The department is responsible for organizing, directing, and administering programs involving recruitment and retention, training & development, salary, benefits, workers compensation, pension, labor relations, civil service employment for fire & police, and risk and safety program management. The department provides support for contract negotiations, labor management, arbitrations, and grievances. The department provides professional advice to administration, department directors, supervisors and employees of the City of Allentown.

Ms. Sallie- Dosunmu has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Counseling from Wilberforce University in Ohio and a Master of Business Administration from Rosemont College.

Ms. Sallie- Dosunmu will earn $103,350 as director.

The nomination of Ms. Sallie- Dosunmu must be confirmed by City Council. A confirmation hearing is set for August 15 at 6:00pm.


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