Michele Barney was appointed to the position of Deputy Division Chief, Administration in March 2022. She oversees the Human Resources, Business Management and Financial Management Branches in the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s (ABC) Administrative Division.
Deputy Division Chief – Administration
In 2005, Barney began her state career at ABC. She held many positions in the Human Resources Branch before leaving the Department in 2014 to work at the Office of Legislative Counsel in the classification and pay unit. In 2017, Barney promoted to Health Care Employee Relations Officer position at the California Correctional Health Care Services overseeing performance management for human resources and multiple institutions. In 2018, she was promoted to a Classification and Consultation Manager position at the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) overseeing transactions, performance management, and classification and pay. In 2020, while at HCD Barney promoted to a Personnel Operations Manager position overseeing all hiring, recruitment, exams, performance, classification, and pay for the department.