• Kenney Director of Human Resources & Legal Affairs
    Owen Kenney
    Phone: (724)-625-7773, ext. 6201
    Email: okenney@pinerichland.org

    Biography
    Owen manages and administers administrative functions and legal services for the Pine-Richland School District. 

    As chief human resources officer in the organization, he is responsible for hiring and training all new employees; developing,revising and implementing personnel policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations; developing and implementing comprehensive employee evaluation programs; and making recommendations to school board regarding retention, promotion or reassignment of employees.   
     
    Owen's responsibilities also include providing counsel to school board and senior administrative personnel on a legal issues, developing and implementing legal and ethics compliance programs and strategies, and managing outside counsel, as needed. 
     
    He also serves as the district’s lead negotiator in collective bargaining with teacher and support staff unions.
     
    Prior to PRSD, Owen worked as a labor relations manager at the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as the primary human resources contact for numerous academic departments and counseled all levels of management on matters of performance management, policy interpretation and implementation and compliance. He also served as the university's chief negotiator in all union negotiations and advised departments on contractual issues.
     
    Owen also served as Rite Aid Corporation's in-house labor counsel and was responsible for the negotiations and day-to-day administration of 12 collective bargaining agreements. His responsibilities also focused on human resources and employee relations issues.  Prior to serving as labor counsel, Owen worked as a UniServe representative with the Pennsylvania State Education Association which involved 19 public school labor associations that covered 2,000 members.
     
    Education
    University of Minnesota Law School
    Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
     
    York College of Pennsylvania
    Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication, Cum Laude
     
    Professional Licenses & Affiliations
    Pennsylvania Attorney's License
    Pennsylvania Bar Association Member
    Allegheny County Bar Association