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County HR head resigns over e-mail

May 30, 2002

Bill Zell, Davidson County Director of Human Resources, resigned Wednesday in connection with an e-mail sent to county employees earlier in the week.

County Manager Robert Hyatt said he could not comment on the matter, citing personnel matters. However, he referred to the county's policy on Internet use, which states that inappropriate use of the Internet will subject employees to disciplinary action.

The county commissioners held a closed-door session Tuesday night where personnel matters were discussed.

The chairman of the Davidson County Board of Commissioners said the county manager will name an interim director, and that the county will begin the search for a permanent replacement. No interim director has been named yet.

"Mr. Zell has been here a long time and has served the county well, and it's unfortunate that this has happened," said Larry Potts, chairman of the Davidson County Board of Commissioners.

Zell has worked for the county for more than 11 years. He was appointed to the director's position less than a year ago.

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