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CROWN: April 2021 - Human Resources

Bernita "Brie" Kissane started with the Office of Human Resources on Monday, March 22, 2021.  She can be reached at or 517-241-9092. Brie is filling the position previously held by Chris Avila and will be responsible for Labor Relations and Classification & Selection activities for the department. She will also be the main point of contact for Performance Management, Unemployment Claims Issues, Health Screening Forms (office visits), etc., and she will be a part of the MDCR Executive Team. Welcome, Brie!

Telework Update: The Office of the State Employer (OSE) recently sent notice that all state employees who are currently detailed to work from home should not expect to return to a state office or building until July 12, 2021. If you or a family member are struggling during this time, the Employee Service Program (ESP) is available to you. You can talk confidentially with a counselor or request a video meeting with an ESP counselor at