Derrick L. Washington

Personnel Department
Title: Human Resources Director

HR Director Derrick WashingtonDerrick Washington has worked for the Charter Township of Redford since 2021. In his current role as Director of Human Resources, Derrick is responsible for all employee needs from the moment of their candidacy for employment to retirement, and beyond. 

Derrick’s favorite thing about Redford is the people. He says he appreciates how friendly the citizens and employees are and the way the community reaches out to make newcomers feel welcome.

Prior to joining Redford Township, Derrick worked for the City of Livonia for 27 years in the Civil Service Department. In his previous position, he handled labor relation issues and the departmental budget. Derrick was responsible for all internal promotional opportunities and external recruitment. He administered employee union contracts and benefits, such as health insurance, optical and dental coverage, and he was in charge of city-wide training and employee safety.

Derrick is proudest of the improvement the department has made in program administration since he was brought into his current role. Looking forward, his goals for the department are to improve record keeping, develop policies and processes for everything from examination administration to storage of retiree documents. 


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