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Hawaii human services director to return

Updated: 
March 14, 2014 - 12:32pm

HONOLULU — The director of Hawaii’s Department of Human Services who resigned recently is returning to the job.

Patricia McManaman announced last month that she was stepping down immediately for personal reasons. But the governor’s office says she’ll be back, effective Monday.

Deputy Director Barbara Yamashita served as acting director during what the governor’s office on Friday called a “short leave of absence.”

McManaman has led the department since 2010.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie says he’s happy to see her back.