Renathe Cotten Renathe Cotten serves as director of the Human Resources Division for the N.C. Department of Labor. Cotten supports the department through the administration and management of workplace services and the personnel policies and procedures established by the State Personnel Act. She oversees salary administration, recruitment and selection, employee relations, workers’ compensation, position classification and performance management for the department. Cotten has more than 27 years of experience in the field of human resources. She began working for NCDOL as a personnel technician in 2000. In 2013, she became the assistant director of human resources and was appointed by Commissioner Cherie Berry to her current role as director in 2014. Prior to joining NCDOL, Cotten worked in human resources for the Department of Public Instruction for almost 10 years.