Category: Human Resources Department News

City Manager Announces HR Director Appointment

City of Champaign Announces Human Resources Director Appointment – Jason Hood Assumes New Role September 22 City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced this morning that Jason Hood has been appointed as Human Resources Director effective today, September 22, 2014. “Jason’s unique blend of human resource and community relations experience will be an asset to our City.  […]

IFSI Tour

As part of its Risk Management program, the City maintains a membership in the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS). Risk Manager Larry Krause is the City’s representative and is on the board of the Mid-Illinois Chapter of RIMS.  The chapter meets monthly from September through April with presentations on a variety of risk management […]

Fire Chief Interviews Scheduled

The City of Champaign has selected four (4) finalists to be interviewed for the position of Fire Chief. The four (4) finalists will be interviewed September 17-18, 2014. The finalists are: Gary Ludwig, Managing Director of the Ludwig Group, LLC, a 37-year veteran of the fire service, and former Deputy Fire Chief for the Memphis, […]

Firefighter Recruitment

Applications are now being accepted for the entry-level firefighter eligibility list process. The Human Resources and Fire Departments are working with Stanard Associates to provide firefighter application and testing services. Stanard has specialized expertise in firefighter recruitment and assessments and will expand Champaign’s targeted outreach to a broad group of diverse, qualified applicants, while also […]

City of Champaign Announces Human Resources Director Appointment

City of Champaign Announces Human Resources Director Appointment Elaine Tincher-Johnson to Begin June 16 Champaign, IL – City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced this morning that Elaine Tincher-Johnson, currently the Director of Human Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (Kenosha, Wisconsin), has been appointed Human Resources Director for the City of Champaign effective June 16, […]

Workers’ Compensation Forum 2014

On Monday, March 10, Risk Manager Larry Krause was a presenter on a stakeholder panel at the Illinois Workers’ Comp Forum in Lombard, Illinois. The panel was moderated by Jeff Redick, an attorney with the law firm Power and Cronin from Elmhurst.  Other panel members were Joan Vincenz, the Managing Director for Workers’ Compensation and […]

Entry-Level Police Officer Recruitment

The Human Resources and Police Departments administer programs to recruit and select a diverse group of qualified candidates for entry-level Police Officer positions. The number of minority and female applicants exceeded City Affirmative Action goals, which are based on expected availability of minority and female applicants for the job.  The Human Resources and the Police […]

Firefighter Behavioral Health

From Tuesday, February 11 through Thursday, February 13, firefighter training focused on health and wellness. Acting Deputy Chief John Barker spoke on the development of a Health and Wellness Program. This portion of the class focused on a program that would make options available to firefighting personnel to help prepare and maintain mental and physical […]

Effective Supervisory Practices Training Series

The Human Resources Department is coordinating a six-part Effective Supervisory Practices Training Series for managers and supervisors presented by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).  The training is broadcast through webinars with presentation materials available for attendees.  The first session, “The Makings of a Leader:  Roles of a Supervisor/Supervisory Leadership”, was attended by 18 staff […]

21st Annual Safeworks Illinois Work Injury Conference

The 21st Annual Safeworks Illinois Work Injury Conference was held on October 10 in Normal, IL. The focus of the conference was to bring all the stakeholders in the workers’ compensation system together to discuss issues and solutions. City of Champaign Risk Manager Larry Krause attended, and contributed as a panelist to discuss the impact […]