Mr. Gene Hydes was appointed to the post of Head of Inspections on January 1, 2015.
He is a long-serving member of the Department of Labour and Pensions, prior to which he was with the Department of Employment Relations (DER). Mr. Hydes was a Senior Labour Officer and was appointed as Head of Inspection following performing the duties in an Acting position for the past four months.
Mr. Hydes holds an impressive host of professional certifications and designations in various aspects of occupational safety and health. In November 2014, he obtained a series of certificates from the OSHA 9Occupational Health & Safety Administration) Academy in: Occupational Safety and Health Supervision, Specialist, Management, and Professionalism, as well as Safety & Health Committee Team Member and Leader. He has supported and served the Department, clients and community partners with leadership and training, and is a highly respected industry professional.
Mr. Hydes was the first recipient of the Director’s “Employee of the Month/Quarter” in 2013. There is evidence of his influence and achievement throughout the DLP office, and his Email sign-off highlights his commitment to Safety, Training and Inspections.
In making the announcement, Mr. Mario Ebanks, Director of DLP and Acting Superintendent of Pensions commented, “it is with great pleasure and pride that I welcome and congratulate Mr. Hydes on his new appointment. We are continuing to assemble and build the team at the Department, and as we do, we are endeavoring to attract people who have a passion for the Department’s vision and mission of delivering high quality services to the public, while abiding by sound values.”
Mr. Christen Suckoo, Acting Chief Officer, Ministry of Education, Employment & Gender Affairs commended the appointment, stating: “This dedicated and hardworking professional, is an exemplary civil servant. His industry knowledge, as well as his demonstrated leadership will contribute to further developing the services provided by the DLP.”
Last Updated 2016-05-20