Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 152

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Labor and Environment, to which was
referred Governor's Message No. 152, submitting for study and
consideration the nomination of:

     MICHAEL MCCARTNEY, gubernatorial nominee as Director of
     Human Resources Development, for a term to expire
     December 2, 2002,

begs leave to report as follows:

     Upon review of the background information submitted by the
nominee, your Committee finds that Michael McCartney holds a
Bachelor of Science degree from Pacific University and completed
graduate studies in mediation and conflict resolution at the
University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Mr. McCartney served for ten
years as a State Senator where he chaired the Committees on
Education, Higher Education, Governmental Operations, and Labor
and Human Resources.  Mr. McCartney also served as Negotiations
Specialist and Field Representative for the Hawaii State Teachers

     Mr. McCartney has been honored with several awards including
the Freshman Legislator of the Year awarded by the University of
Hawaii Professional Assembly, the Nona Beamer Community Service
Award for Exceptional Leadership awarded by the Hawaii
Association for the Education of Young Children, the Lawmaker of
the Year awarded by Small Business Hawaii, Good Guy Award for
Open Government awarded by Common Cause Hawaii, and the Provost
Award for Outstanding Public Service awarded by Windward
Community College.

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     Testimony in support of the nominee was submitted to your
Committee by:  the Personnel Director for the Judiciary, the
Director of Human Resources for the City and County of Honolulu,
the Director of Personnel Services for the County of Kauai, the
Director of Personnel for the County of Hawaii, the Hawaii Health
Systems Corporation, the Hawaii Nurses' Association, the
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly, the United Public
Workers, the Hawaii Government Employees Association, seven
employees of the Department of Human Resources Development, and
six concerned citizens.

     Your Committee members diligently questioned the nominee
regarding his vision for the Department of Human Resources
Development and reforming the civil service system.  Your
Committee believes that the nominee adequately responded to the
Committee's inquiries.

     Your Committee notes that the nominee has wide support from
the community.  Both management and labor expressed support for
the nominee and his ability to bring all interested parties
together to reform the State's civil service system.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Labor and Environment that is attached to this
report, your Committee, after full consideration of the
background, character, experience, and qualifications of the
nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position
to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and
consent to the nomination.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Labor and

                                   BOB NAKATA, Chair

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